Fertilizer Spreaders Lead The Way With Precision Applications

BBI has a wide range of equipment to suit all kinds of farmers' needs and budgets.

Published on: Mar 1, 2013

Randy Copeland enjoys talking about fertilizer spreaders. Copeland is the Southeast territory manager for BBI Spreaders and he simply says he loves talking about them because, "It's what I do. I've been doing it a long time."

In other words, he knows what he's talking about and he's good at it.

You can imagine the good time Copeland was having at the Southern Farm Show then, telling everybody who stopped by the BBI exhibit all about the company's capabilities. BBI designs and manufactures all kinds of spreaders – fertilizer spreaders, lime spreaders, litter, compost, rock, aggregate, sand, fertilizer, litter, lime and shavings spreaders. The company were exhibiting some of their fertilizer and litter spreading models at the show.

THE RIGHT SIZE FOR THE RIGHT APPLICATION: Farmer Stanley Hughes of Hurdle Mills, N.C., left, gets information on the Grasshopper fertilizer lime spreader from BBI territory manager Randy Copeland during the Southern Farm Show. The stainless steel Grasshopper is designed for cover crop and top dressing applications.
THE RIGHT SIZE FOR THE RIGHT APPLICATION: Farmer Stanley Hughes of Hurdle Mills, N.C., left, gets information on the Grasshopper fertilizer lime spreader from BBI territory manager Randy Copeland during the Southern Farm Show. The stainless steel Grasshopper is designed for cover crop and top dressing applications.

Copeland drew special attention to the company's top technology, like it's Triad model. "That one was the first triple bin mix on the go spreader on the market," he says. "That is a variable-rate controlled system."

He said more tractor and large farm machinery manufacturers are now installing hydraulic systems and updated rate controllers that finally allow them to more fully make use of the BBI technology. Of course, BBI isn't standing still, either, and is developing new features, as well. More electronics options are in development.

The Triad comes in both chassis-mount and pull-type options, so you can drive it as a self-contained unit across your field or you can attach it to a tractor or truck and pull it across. In either case, BBI says, it offers the latest advancements in prescribed, guided, and variable rate application of nutrients.

The company offers a wide variety units and price ranges to choose from. The Endurance models come in pull-type hydraulic spreader models from 10 to 28 feet long or in truck-mounted models.

~~~PAGE_BREAK_HERE~~~The company has five models of its MagnaSpread Hydraulic Lime Spreaders, also optimized for precision agriculture.

In addition, the Liberty Spreader is 10 feet long has a tandem axle and provides medium capacity for a variety of applications.

The Grasshopper is a 9-foot, single axle, medium capacity, high clearance fertilizer lime spreader for row crops and sod or turf farms.

The Cricket Fertilizer Spreader is a precision spreader designed for the golf course and other turf requirements.

Copeland was at the Southern Farm Show with Ed Stevens of Stevens Truck and Tractor, Inc., a BBI dealer in Goldsboro, N.C. To learn more about BBI equipment you can contact Stevens at 919-920-5240, or contact Copeland at 800-282-3570.

On the Internet visit the BBI website at www.BBISpreaderscom.