Ferris® introduces Rover XC™ FS1200: Ferris® introduces with the Rover a unique spreader for granules, which, in addition to comfort, will bring the user above all much time advantage: the large Spyker 220-Series granule container has a capacity of 90 liters of granule, good for a capacity of over 5000 m².
The operator stands on an articulated platform, and the articulated frame makes the Rover very compact and mobile. Thanks to the cleverly designed center of gravity (granule holder is located directly above the drive shaft), traction is optimal even on sloping terrain. The frame of the Rover is 100% made of stainless steel and together with the fully sealed Peerless gear box is very well protected against corrosion and the action of aggressive chemicals. Thanks to the maximum width of only 90cm, most entrance gates in fences are not a problem. The Rover is powered by a professional 169cc Vanguard® 160 engine with an output of 3.6kW.
Less physical strain, great savings and consistent spreading pattern. The new Ferris® Rover is a godsend wherever a push spreader involves too much physical strain and where a PTO-driven spreader attached to a tractor would put too much soil strain. Low soil pressure prevents rutting and compaction of the soil. The Rover weighs only 249kg with a full granulator and is on wide 13×6.50-6 pneumatic tires.
Wherever the Rover is deployed, it saves time above all else; with a maximum spread of 4.0 meters and an average capacity (based on 80% efficiency) of up to 1.2 hectares per hour, the investment is quickly recouped. Many times one can save hours and the use of several people who would have to do the same plot with a push spreader. Since with this method it is very important to maintain the same walking speed to ensure a constant spread, the use of the Rover on the same field is not only particularly time-saving, but also guarantees a consistent spread.
Ergonomically, the Rover is exemplary; the driver stands on a sulky in the optimal working position and steers the Rover from his shoulders and by shifting weight as usual on a (motor) bike. All controls are located centrally and within easy reach on the steering console, ensuring maximum control of the machine at all times. The Peerless 855-Series drive is fully protected and has 2 forward and 1 reverse gears, which are foot-adjustable without disengaging from the platform, as is the parking brake pedal. The maximum travel speed is 7.5 km/h.
A border-restrictor is adjustable from the front. A salt spreading deflector is optionally available; enabling deployment during slippery conditions in parking lots, bus-and train platforms, pedestrian zones, etc. with salt granules during winter services. Spreading infinitely adjustable between 90 and 240 cm ( https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7075018320390844417/ ).
The Rover will be available from June 2023 through exclusive Ferris distributors: ( https://www.ferrismowers.com/eu/en_gb/where-to-buy.html )
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