Bunning reliability down under.
Owen and Jaden Cocking farm near Moora, just north of Perth in Western Australia. They have been applying Bio-solids for a number of years and purchased their first Bunning spreader in early 2007. “The machine has had hundreds of thousands of tonnes through it and has been fantastic” said Owen. A deal has just been struck with GT Bunnings WA dealer Bunbury Machinery for a new Widebody 230 to exactly the same spec as the first machine. Pictured from the left are Owen Cocking, Rod Ellard and Kim Jackson of Bunbury Machinery and Jaden Cocking.
Gt Bunning & Sons recently had the pleasure of a visit from a group of Farmers and Contractors from Sweden. The trip, organised by Fredrik Lidberg of Bunnings distributor in Sweden, Ysta Maskiner, took in a tour of the Bunning factory, a visit to an Anairobic Digester operation, a field demonstration of 2 Lowlander 150 Heavy Duty HBD spreaders with Automatic Application Rate Control and a visit to Norwich Cathedral.Three of the group already run Bunning spreaders with the remainder interested in purchasing in the near future. A special thanks to the team at Paul Gunther Contracting who went out of their way to give valuable information and insight into the operation and capability of the machines.
On show Down under
The Lowlander 90 Mk4 manure spreader displayed on the Landaco stand at the recent Commonwealth Bank AgQuip Field Days proved a popular machine with visitors, said Landaco Managing Director Peter Connor from Wagga Wagga. “Landaco has been attending AgQuip for 25 years so now being able to offer a broader range of Manure Spreaders is a welcome addition to the companies portfolio,” Peter said. “More farmers are asking us for manure spreaders with more accurate spread patterns, those visiting us at the field days comment that they like the simple, yet strong design with options available to suit all applications.”
Landaco have 4 Bunning spreaders in stock for immediate delivery and have invested heavily in spare parts to be able to give first class back up for new and existing machines in their area of Australia.
Pictured left is Peter Conner, Landaco MD and right Guy Wiedemann, Sales Representative for Landaco.
Bunning 150 Heavy Duty HBD Saving Time & Money
Taking ownership of a new Bunning Lowlander 150 HD, HBD muck spreader has helped save on time and money in the long-run, for Alex Milne, who farms 1400 acres of livestock and arable ground at Fyvie, Turriff, Scotland.
With a spreading distance of 24 metres, compared to 6 metres with his previous machine and double the capacity, his new purchase is far more efficient, and its low compaction on the field works well with the farm’s min-till system.
“The fewer runs up and down the field, the better, so the fact that the Bunning can hold 18 tonnes, compared to the 9 tonnes that our last muck spreader could take, is ideal. Fewer trips to the muck pile also saves on fuel,” said Mr Milne.
The spreader is fitted with weigh cells, allowing for more accuracy and ensuring ease of use for the driver.
“All in all, it suits our job better than any other, it’s stronger, with a bigger capacity and gets the job done quicker,” added Mr Milne, who has dealt with HRN for around 30 years.
“They are local, reliable, with a great back-up service, and the spares department is second to none – if they haven’t got it, they’ll get it in for you. We also get a great personal and honest service from our salesman Neil Webster – he always has a smile on his face too!”
Big spreader-low rates
Farming in the Mid-West of the USA can require some large scale tackle. Onken feedlots became a dealer for Bunning Manure spreaders in October 2011 after enjoying the benefits of running their own Lowlander Widebody 350 for 2 seasons. Based just outside Carroll in Iowa, USA, they are ideally situated to service the needs of the farmers in the area. The huge capacity of the 350 allows for maximum spreading time and less down time running to and from the stock-pile. With the detachable spinner deck fitted and thanks to the chain and slat floor system and the end gate (slurry door) design, very low application rates of products such as chicken manure and lime are easily achieved.