Wiedenmann Pro-Cast 2

A strong machine that's purpose-built for contractors, Wiedenmann's PC2 gives all the adjustment you need, from a light dusting to a heavy application. And, although it looks rather like a brick on wheels, this machine flies down the pitch at a good pace. It is lightweight, which ensures good handling, and its squat profile provides a low centre of gravity for stability.

At two-cubic-metres capacity, the Pro-Cast 2 is the smallest of a range of four top dressers from Wiedenmann, which extends up to 4.75cu m. But there have been no shortcuts taken in the construction of this baby of the family. Like its bigger brothers, the PC2 has an all-welded box-section chassis. The hopper is 2.5mm-thick steel. This is one tough dresser designed for a trouble-free life and minimum maintenance.
Inside there is a full-width conveyor. The belt is vulcanised, and infinitely variable when it comes to speed, and is capable of spreading a variety of materials. The spinners are hydraulically driven and adjustable for speed. They can achieve a massive spread of up to 16m, even with damp sand. The two gates at the back can be opened independently to allow spreading to both sides or one side only.
“It certainly throws the sand a good distance and it’s got an impressive turn of speed,” says our tester. “It puts the sand down evenly and shut-off is good too.”
Tractor requirement is 40hp minimum and the hydraulics need to produce a minimum of 45 litres of oil per minute at an opening pressure of 2,250psi. Don’t worry if yours doesn’t match up to that. For tractors with limited hydraulic performance, there is an optional PTO pump and tank system. At the test we match the unit to a 57hp tractor. It gives a perfect combination and no need for the oil kit.
All models have manual parking brakes, draw bar jack, digital tachometer for monitoring spinner speed and high-pressure oil filter to protect the hydraulic motors. Optional extras include PVC cover, extra-wide wheels and tyres, treadless tyres and road-lighting kit.

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