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Sulky-Burel extends Isobus to DX spreaders

Operators who like the one machine, one terminal concept of Isobus data communications between tractors and implements, can now set-up and control Sulky-Burel DX30 and DX30+ fertiliser spreaders using this technology.

Already available on the French manufacturer’s larger X series spreaders, the smaller DX models can also be specified with Isobus when equipped with weighing and electrical operation of the hopper outlet shutters. In addition, existing examples of these spreaders can adopt Isobus using an Isolink ‘bridge’ that enables the machines to be on tractors with and without the digital control technology.

Sulky-Burel DX30 and DX30+ tractor-mounted spreaders can now be equipped with factory-installed Isobus or an Isolink bridge for spreaders already in service. Photo: Sulky-Burel
Sulky-Burel DX30 and DX30+ tractor-mounted spreaders can now be equipped with factory-installed Isobus or an Isolink bridge for spreaders already in service. Photo: Sulky-Burel

Universal terminal control

The Isobus facility makes it possible for the spreader to be operated using Sulky’s Quartz 800 universal terminal or any built-in tractor display or third-party universal terminal listed as being compatible in the AEF ISOBUS online database.

All functions, including GPS-related application rate adjustment, section shut-off and Sulky’s Stop&Go system, which assists at headlands and points in the field to minimise double-dosing, are then accessible through a terminal display with a familiar common layout.

With Isobus data communications built-in, Sulky-Burel DX30 and DX30+ spreaders can be set-up and operated through a compliant virtual terminal. Photo: Sulky-Burel
With Isobus data communications built-in, Sulky-Burel DX30 and DX30+ spreaders can be set-up and operated through a compliant virtual terminal. Photo: Sulky-Burel

Sulky-Burel’s DX30 spreader comes in 4 sizes from 900 to 2,700 litres (32 to 95 cu ft), while the DX30+ with its heavier-duty frame and headstock, handles larger hoppers with capacities from 1,500 to 3,000 litres (53 to 106 cu ft). Both are capable of spreading materials across 12 m to 36 m (39 ft to 118 ft) working widths.

Larger spreader improvements

The manufacturer’s larger and wider spreading X40+ and X50+ spreaders, which already have Isobus capability, also gain evolutionary improvements.

2 fill level sensors warn when one side of the hopper is almost empty, which can occur when using section control to regulate spreading to one side, and hydraulic disc drive is now available as an alternative to pto drive. This allows the tractor to run with fewer engine revs for greater fuel economy while ensuring consistent spreading discs speed regardless of the field terrain.

Product summary

Company: Sulky-Burel

Name: DX30 / DX30+

Type: Fertiliser spreaders

Key feature: Now available with optional Isobus universal terminal for setting up and control on both new and existing spreaders

More info: www.sulky-burel.com

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