BOGBALLE is one of the World’s leading manufacturers of fertiliser spreaders. Their objective is always developing techniques for spreading of fertilisers, and with only one focus in a single product line, Bogballe ensures customers they are investing in not only the best technology but are backed by a true specialist in their field.
Bogballe has been producing the well-known blue fertiliser spreader for over 70 years and now has a worldwide export market that has taken them to over 100 countries. Today, 65 highly skilled employees work at the factory and produce all the parts in-house also – so they can truly claim “Made in Denmark” This provides higher quality control and finished product.
The present and future require farmers to be more ecological and meet new environmental standards, in particular nitrogen soil levels and water quality. Bogballe has incorporated technology into the design of their fertiliser spreaders to assist in reducing excess nitrogen application on fields and into waterways in several ways.
Firstly, all Bogballe spreaders are fitted standard with a simple border control mechanism which, when activated, changes the spread pattern to place the fertiliser only up to the border. this allows the operator to drive with confidence along the fencelines without fertiliser being spread outside the field and into any waterways.
Secondly, Bogballe offers a full range of electronic controllers with section control and varying functions. All have GPS compatibility which means they can be integrated with most GPS systems. This controls the placement of fertiliser in the field by adjusting the amount or shutting the spreader off automatically when driving over previously spread areas. This also provides automatic off/On when driving into and out of the headlands. These controllers help monitor and measure the amount of fertiliser spread in the field with proof of placement.
Bogballe App – For spreader calibration
Thirdly, weigh scales have revolutionised fertiliser spreaders and Bogballe was the first to integrate a weighing system more than 30 years ago and claims to have perfected the technique. Weigh scales continuously measure the actual fertiliser in the spreader hopper and adjusts the flow rate leaving the hopper in relation to any change in ground speed or the flow of the fertiliser to maintain the target quantity (kg/ha). This is a fully automatic system and provides more accuracy as well as being easier to operate the spreader as it’s fully automatic including the calibration of the fertiliser.
Lastly, Bogballe spreaders use the “In-Centre” spreading technique whereby the spreading discs are turning into the centre. Each disc is spreading fertiliser a full 180 degrees overlapping each other creating a double overlap on one pass. This results in a highly accurate and precise spread pattern and placement of fertiliser on the ground. Compared to most other fertiliser spreader systems, which only use the “Off-Centre” spreading system whereby each disc is turning away from each other so each disc is only spreading 90-1010 degrees with no overlap on one pass.
These features proved many solutions for farmers and contractors to better manage their fertiliser inputs and usually results in a 10-15% reduction in the amount of fertiliser they are applied thus lowering environmental impacts and increasing on farm profits at the same time, so it’s a win-win situation.
Bogballe is compatible with most GPS systems including their own Navi-App tablet option.