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Mfg Name BBI
Mfg Item ID 9' PSGD-4518L-S
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Our high ground clearance 5 ton fertilizer – 7 ton lime spreader designed for precision application of top dressings and row cropping. A rounded payload capacity of 180 cu, ft. (6.7 cu. yds.), the stainless steel or carbon steel hopper is 9 ft. long and 8 ft. wide with 45 degree angle of repose sides. The ground clearance is 23” with standard 21.5 x 16.1 Flotation tires, minimizing compaction. Higher ground clearance can be achieved with optional 11.25 x 28 tires. A ground wheel drives the 16” stainless steel mesh chain for a spread rate automatically adjusting with travel speed. Spinners are powered by a PTO. or tractor supplied hydraulics.

Grasshopper Top Dresser Highlights
  • UHMW and Stainless Steel reduces corrosion issues and extends the life of the spreader.
  • UHMW Bearing Back keeps bearings clean resulting in longer bearing life and fewer failures.
  • UHMW Comb Cover prevents streaking in the field.
  • One-piece CNC Machined Comb gives longer chain life.  
  • Proprietary BBI Spreader system delivers a wider, flatter, more consistent pattern.
  • Dual Rack and Pinion gate prevents jams.
  • Overhead Spinner Motors are ABOVE the chemical, resulting in extended motor life.
  • Hopper construction of either 304 or 409 stainless steel or carbon steel.
  • Ground Wheel Driven Stainless Steel Mesh Chain
  • Dual Rack & Pinion Gate for Jam-Free Operation
  • 24” Dished Spinner Design for Precision Coverage
  • PTO or Hydraulic Driven Spinners
  • High ground clearance for row cropping and top dressing
  • 21.5 x 16.1 Flotation Tires

Suggested Use  Distribution of Granular Fertilizer or Lime  - Medium Capacity - High Clearance - Classic Single Axle Applicator for Turf Farms, Pastures and Row Crops.   Designed with High Clearance to straddle rows. 


(4516) = 45 Degree Sides, 16" Conveyor
(L-304) 304 Stainless, (L-409) 409 Stainless, (L-C) Carbon
(PSGD) = Pull-Type, Single Axle, Ground Wheel Driven
Body Type Options
Option 1 L Low standard flared profile 153 cu ft struck, 49" high
Option 2 H Body 6" Higher Body 189 cu ft struck, 56" high
Option 3 B Body 10" Higher Body 212 cu ft struck. 
Model Specs
** GROUND WHEEL DRIVE:  External ground wheel driven by traction against the tire.  As the spreader is pulled, the ground wheel transfers power from the rotating tires to the conveyor.
** CAPACITY:  153 cu ft struck.  9' "L" Body
** CONVEYOR:  16" wide, 304 Stainless Steel Mesh Chain Conveyor or Bar Chain with two speeds of "Low" and "High" Application Rates.  Ground Wheel Driven.
** State of the Art - ELECTROSTATIC PAINT:  Carbon unit is totally primed with a rust-inhibiting alkyd primer and then top-coated with high gloss enamel.  Stainless unit includes all mild carbon steel parts primed and painted.    Color options include red, blue, yellow, black or green.  Some custom colors are available.
** SUSPENSION AND WHEELS:  12,000 lb rigid single-axle with "8 on 8" AG type hubs and spindles available in 68" to 80" tread centers.  Track width will be 72" Standard; 68" to 80" available upon request.  10 ply 21.5 x 16.1 Tires mounted on 16C x 16.1 AG type wheels.
** SPINNERS:  Twin 24" diameter Spinners that are PTO driven.  Spinner drive system is also available in Tractor Supplied Hydraulic Drive.