Raycam Speedresser 18

Being a grounds maintenance contractor himself, as well as a machinery supplier, Richard Campey knows what is needed of sports ground equipment. He had the Raycam Speedresser made for his own business seven or eight years ago. Now he sells them. And it comes as no surprise then that these units are solidly engineered and very quick.

There are two sizes in the range — the 5.75cu m capacity Speedresser 24 and the 2.25cu m capacity Speedresser 18. Both are bulk drop-spreaders, designed to handle all materials, and they come with flotation turf tyres as standard.
Suitable for tractors of 30hp to 40hp, the Speedresser 18 has agitator and rollers that are hydraulically driven via a heavy-duty transmission. It has a loading height of 1.4m and a spreading width of 1.8m. It looks every bit the contractor’s kit. But the best bit is watching it work. While it is “built like a house”, as one of our reviewers says, the Raycam Speedresser dashes down the pitch at a cracking speed. “When you are a contractor, you need to be quick and this dresser is,” says one of the reviewers.
The gates and the forward speed of the tractor vary the application rate. Other features of note include the simple controls and the walking-beam axle for even weight distribution.
The Speedresser 24 is built to the same design but has a capacity of 5.75cu m and a spreading width of 2.4m. It can be powered by tractors of 60hp and above.

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