Improved Fan Jet broadcaster range will help to tackle slugs

Recent wet weather will make slugs a key concern in potato and vegetable crops this year, and Wisbech-based Stocks Ag has made a number of improvements to its Fan Jet broadcasters, which were on display at LAMMA.

The firm claims that a new high-torque disc motor, together with a stainless-steel disc with long vanes, improves pellet throw and reduces breakage. With two hopper sizes available (65 litres and 130 litres), spread pattern has been improved by two drop points onto the disc and integral deflectors enable reduced width spreading for headlands and boundaries.

With a claimed throw for most slug pellets between 20m and 24m, the machine can also be used with small seeds such as grass and mustard. When used for seeding, an optional variable-speed disc and small seed deflector are available.

The company also offers the option of a calibration chute for safe rate setting.

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