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G’day everyone, I’ve got a R75 with belt driven straw spreader, had a thought to try an speed it up, to try and get a better throw. Has anyone tried this or am I mad? I was thinking I’d maybe have to put in some bigger shafts to run bigger bearings, also I’d no doubt wear out the bevel gears quicker. Does anyone have any thoughts?
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Yeah I have, although I’m in Australia, so finding one off a wrecked Combine is a challenge and a new one from Agco will be very expensive.
 

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I have also seen a Hyd driven spreader on an R series. Can’t remember how it was plumbed but should be easy to do via a HYD shop.

Or maybe in the short term a larger spreader disc or experiment with different cups?
 

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We finished stripping a week ago, so just trying to get something organised for next year.
 

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I'll sell you one. The only catch is the rest of the machine goes with it.
I'd look at a Late 8 or 9 series and get the numbers of the motor and valve and source it. I got an eaton pump half price from the states than our local engineering shop could do.
 

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I'll sell you one. The only catch is the rest of the machine goes with it.
I'd look at a Late 8 or 9 series and get the numbers of the motor and valve and source it. I got an eaton pump half price from the states than our local engineering shop could do.
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Never seen a 5 series without a hyd. driven spreader , a simple orbit motor off a reel will run it .
 

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So I sped up my spreader on my 62 this season. I really didn’t see much difference. It will throw 30 feet without a cross wind.
 

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FeldmannD can I ask how you went about it? 30ft is still about 10-12ft better than I’ve been getting at 170rpm.
 

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I replaced both pulleys with the same size. 7” I believe, and used the same belt. A few years ago I reposition the curtain to the new shape and added the poly ends to the spreader which really improved the spread to the right.
 
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