These unique spreaders have been operated in South East Asia, throughout Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia since 1987. It is the only machine that we know of, which has been specifically developed for high volume production spreading of EFB.
More plantations are becoming aware of both the fertiliser savings, and the additional benefits of putting EFB back on to the field. A prominent research organisation reports that the nutrient value available per Palm, from EFB applied at the rate of 60 tonnes per hectare, assuming normal plant spacing, is equivalent to:
1 kg Rock Phosphate
EFB spread in the field gives additional benefits, as shown by:
Greatly improved plantation soil structure
Improved moisture retention
Enhanced palm root growth
Heavier crop yields
During a normal 8 hour working day, the average spreading rate for a Giltrap EFB trailer is around 200 tonnes EFB per day (33 trips assuming EFB is delivered to the trailer in the field, and time is not wasted travelling to and from the mill site).
Note: The above information is compiled from a detailed study conducted in the Republic of Indonesia during 1999, by an internationally recognised research group.
Rugged trailer construction
Flotation wheels on tandem axles
Hydraulic drive with low oil requirement
Easy to operate
Giltrap Engineering reserves the right to alter specifications, components and design without prior notice.
|Axle Size||90mm x 8 stud (5000kg each)|
|Wheels||8 stud 500/50-22.5 16 ply|
|Recommended tractor size||60kW (80 hp)|
|Hydraulic flow requirements||40 litres per minute @ 172 bar|
|Transmission||Sprocket and chain |
|Swivel Hitch||Yes |
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