Airflo - Model 5500 - Pull-Type Fertilizer Spreader
Designed for commercial rental operations, Valmar’s 5500 Pull-Type self levelling booms feature extra strong all stainless steel construction with break-away boom tips for added protection. The standard unit comes with a 40 ft. boom, while the Row Crop uses a 36 ft. boom. An optional kit is available to extend the Row Crop boom to 38 ft. The booms fold manually.
1000 RPM P.T.O. Fan Drive
The 5500 PT fan is driven by a 1000 RPM power take off system. The constant velocity drive shaft is 13⁄8 in. diameter 21 spline and is equipped with an over-running clutch to prevent damage from sudden disengagement of the tractor PTO system. An optional 13⁄4 in. 20 spline shaft is available.
Ground Driven Metering System
A hydraulically engaged metering system provides consistent application rates regardless of ground speed. Either side can be manually disengaged for 1⁄2 width application.
Extremely Accurate Metering Gearbox
The mechanical gearbox uses 60 different gear ratios for metering rates at 5% increments. Rates as low as 4 lb./acre for herbicide application and as high as 400 lbs. of fertilizer/acre at 5 MPH. A bulk density scale is supplied to help match your fertilizer blend to the application rate charts.
Hydraulic Drive Metering
The 5500 PT metering can be adapted for hydraulic drive for V.R.T. applications.
Apply Herbicides or Small Seeds
With an optional kit, the 5500 PT can accurately apply small seeds or herbicide at low rates, something that is not possible with a spinner type spreader. The kit consists of two, 28 groove metering rollers and a fan intake reducer.
Ideal for Row Crop Application
Tandem walking beam axles are standard on both models. The Row Crop unit is equipped with narrow tires and a 36 ft. boom for application in 36 in. rows.
Optional Marking Systems
Select from a mechanical disc marker or a Simpson SKS foam marker.
5500 standard machine includes Roll tarp installed.
Hopper sreen kit to keep out foreign material.