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Frequently Asked Questions
Are these Donder Spreaders easy to calibrate or setup?
Yes, of course, like anything new it’s important to take the time to understand how the machine works and how to calibrate it.
Once you understand the machine generally a full manual calibration for a given product will take 10 minutes.
How accurate are these Spreaders?
If calibrated manually Donder Spreaders are exceptionally accurate.
In our experience if calibrated correctly the spreaders can meter rate within a 2% – 4% of desired rate.
What if I do not want to do a manual calibration?
All Donder Spreaders come with charts for a limited range of products UREA, CAN & DAP.
In our experience you can expect the charts provided with the spreader to be within 7% for desired rate.
Can I get calibration help with from OzValue AG with my Spreader products?
If you are trying to spread a product outside of standard charted products and you don’t want to do a manual calibration contact us and we’ll use our product knowledge and farm experience to assist in recommending a solution and point you in the right direction. Please keep in mind that whenever you change product you must re-calibrate the Spreader to maintain accuracy.
Also, it is important to note that fertilisers, in particular Urea, can vary from supplier to supplier and from load to load so it’s not unusual to have some variation in the rate applied. To be certain of rate the best way to maintain accuracy is to undertake a manual calibration.
Are spare parts easily available?
We understand the importance and urgency required when farming and ensure our parts are ready when you need them.We stock a huge array of parts that are ready to deliver at our Sales and Service centres. We can even make specialist parts in our dedicated fabrication plant. We’ll do everything possible to ensure we keep you going!
What products can I spread with a Donder Spreader?
Donder spreaders are very versatile, they are capable of spreading basically any product that is supplied in a granular form. Examples of spreadable products include fertilisers such as UREA, CAN, DAP, Mouse Bait, Single Super Phosphate and Slug Pellets.
Donder Spreaders are even capable of broadcasting seeds like Wheat, Barley, Canola and Clover seed.
Will this Spreader save me money?
Yes, apart from a Donder Spreader being very competitively priced, their proven reliability in Australian conditions, ease of use, and ongoing spreading accuracy means you can expect to save time and money over the life of the machine. Thanks to the cost savings, fast and easy application in the field and reduced waste thanks to great spreading accuracy.
The biggest advantage of owning your own Donder Spreader is the flexibility to spread the right dose and the right time for your farm giving you the best results possible for your crops and pastures.
Adjustable working widths
Donder’s stainless steel spinners are fitted with adjustable vanes, by moving the position of these vanes along the scale we can adjust the desired spread width per product to ensure an even and accurate spread pattern.
Standard - Easy Rate Adjustment
Rate adjustment requires no tools. Simply unlock the handle and slide the gate to the desired position.
Donder Spreaders come standard as a manual set system. This means you determine the desired rate, spread width & Speed.
Provided you maintain your speed and working width your rate will be accurate.
Rate Control – Set rate and electric actuators adjust flow to match speed.
Set the desired Rate on your screen and let the electric actuators open and close to match the flow to your ground speed. So you can spread at a varying range of speeds.
VRA Variable Rate Applications – Prescription maps are loaded into the system to set different rates across a paddock.
Accurate metering at low rates
The metering orifice is designed so that the first section is able to accurately meter low rates of seed (1 – 10kg/ha) & bait whilst once past the neck of the hole the rate can be increased to allow high rates of granulated fertiliser.