New Holland's new HydraBox™ hydraulic-push box spreaders are built for simplicity, easy maintenance, and fast, productive performance.
"The simple and efficient design of the HydraBox spreaders is setting the standard for efficient solid material spreading," says Mike Cornman, New Holland Hay and Forage Segment Marketing Manager. "Hydraulic-push box spreaders are ideal for solid and semi-solid materials because the fast unloading hydraulic push discharge can spread a large volume of material quickly while still providing a smooth, uniform spread pattern. And the vertical beaters produce a consistent, wide, thin spread pattern that's ideal when top-dressing active hay fields or prior to no-till planting."
Unlike traditional chain floor spreaders, HydraBox hydraulic-push spreaders feature a staggered, twin cylinder pushing system with vertical beaters instead of the traditional horizontal beaters. The hydraulic push-type design is a simpler mechanism. There are fewer moving parts and no apron chains, which may stretch and wear over time. The staggered cylinders provide a shorter tongue length for better maneuverability in tight barnyards, feedlot pens, and end-of-row turns. Each of the twin push cylinders is individually serviceable, and much less costly to replace than the stacked and welded cylinders with ported rods used on many other spreaders.
The patent-pending reverse top segment vertical beater ensures fast, smooth, uniform unloading of material with complete cleanout. The heavy-duty flighted beaters provide many years of service even when spreading sand- laden manures, occasional stones and frozen manure slabs, and can be removed and installed easily for stockpiling.
Built to last, the strong box frame features solid virgin-poly floors and sides for strength while reducing friction, so loads move more easily, especially in freezing conditions, to avoid material build-up inside the spreader. The tongue is designed to pull directly from the axle, not the box, for greater strength when hauling heavy loads year after year, just like New Holland's industry best-selling 100 Series "Strong Boxes."
New Holland's two HydraBox models meet the requirements of a variety of dairy, beef, poultry and mushroom operations. The 425V spreader model features a 425 heaped bushel capacity for medium-sized producers. The lower side height of this model is ideal for side loading with a skid steer or small wheel loader. The larger 550V HydraBox spreader model boasts an impressive 550 heaped bushel capacity for larger operations where telehandlers and large wheel loaders are utilized for clean out.