Supaturf to launch New Spreader range at Saltex

Carol Duttonin Industry News

Spreader Group2Vitax Supaturf will be officially launching its brand new, comprehensive range of pedestrian and tow-behind spreaders at Saltex this year.

Specially developed to combine high quality with highly efficient and therefore economic application of fertilisers or other turf treatments, the range now includes a total of seven new machines .Five are walk-behind pedestrian broadcast spreaders, one is a tow- behind broadcast spreader and the final machine is a basic drop spreader.

"The new range is designed to provide the ideal solution for the cost effective and efficient application of fertilisers in virtually any sports or managed amenity turf scenario," said Mike King, Sales and Marketing Manager for Vitax Supaturf.

The broadcast spreaders provide capacities from 23 litres. At the highest capacity there is a choice between a pedestrian controlled unit and a tow-behind spreader.

All the broadcast spreaders feature hoppers manufactured from tough moulded plastic, plus corrosion-resistant, powder-coated frames , heavy-duty gearboxes, and height adjustable handlebars with comfort grips. The rate setting controls are conveniently located on the handlebar and solid steel rods provide positive on-off control. All the broadcast spreaders are equipped with pneumatic tyres for ease-of-use and to spread the loads to prevent rutting of turf. A rain cover is supplied with each machine to keep hopper contents dry and easy to use. Hoppers are also equipped filters to ensure no oversized material can enter and cause blockages.

The towable spreader is the ideal choice where multiple pitches or larger areas of amenity turf need to be treated. The first of its kind available from Vitax Supaturf, it provides all the features and benefits of the other machines in the range.

DSC01855The drop spreader has been designed with economy in mind and is the ideal choice for small areas or limited domestic applications.

Four machines in the range have been designed to serve a dual purpose. They are ideal for fertiliser application but in Winter they can be used to spread salt (or the Ice Free alternative available from Vitax) to keep access routes and car parks clear in freezing weather.

Supaturf Line Marking

Vitax Supaturf will also be showing its full range of line marking machines and liquids at Saltex.

The new Briteliner Arrow transfer wheel marking machine will, in particular, be featured on the stand. The Arrow, designed and developed by the Supaturf team, has had a major impact with both major sports venues and contractors since its launch at the end of 2010. "The Arrow offers a completely new take on traditional line marking technology," said Mike King. "It is very economic, simple to use, delivers crisp, accurate, high quality white lines, and is very easy to clean and maintain."

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