Vicon RotaFlow RO-M GEOSPREAD

Intelligent spreading with the RO-M GEOSPREAD and RotaFlow system.

Mounted Spreader for the Medium Size Market Segment

Vicon RO-M GEOSPREAD twin disc spreader is the ideal spreader for farmers in the medium segment. With innovative spreading solutions from Vicon, work become easier and more profitable. The GEOSPREAD system helps with individual section control to avoid unnecessary overlap. To prevent variation in the spreading patterns, the disc speed is not changed during section control. The spreading width of 33 metres can be decreased on both sides, adjusted to only spread outwards or to one side only. With a hopper capacity of 2800 litres, the RO-M GEOSPREAD fertiliser spreader makes a perfect combination with smaller tractors. 

We have invested in a Vicon RO-M GEOSPREAD to get the precision we need on our farm.

"The equal distribution of fertiliser is very important for us. We have experienced that the 8 vanes per disc ensure a continuous flow of fertiliser and an equal spreading pattern. The RotaFlow spreading system guarantees an optimal spreading result for the best yield of our crop and that's exactly what we need to run our farm." 

Elina, Germany

As the Vicon mounted spreaders are compatible with ISOBUS and are AEF certified, you can combine the spreader with any ISOBUS compatible tractor terminal for easy and efficient farming.

The Advantages of RO-M GEOSPREAD twin disc spreader:

  • With the RotaFlow spreading system there is no impact, no fragmentation and no dust
  • GEOSPREAD in combination with IsoMatch GEOCONTROL for quick and accurate spreading using two electric actuators
  • Section control with 1 metre sections up to a maximum of 33 
  • ISOBUS compatible for easy plug and play
  • MULTIRATE available for even more precision

Technical Specifications

RO-M GEOSPREAD (narrow) RO-M GEOSPREAD 1100 RO-M GEOSPREAD 1550 RO-M GEOSPREAD 2000 RO-M GEOSPREAD 2450
Hopper capacity (l) 1100 1550 2000 2450
Filling height (cm) 108 127 146 165
Width (cm) 220
Filling width (cm) 214
Empty weight (kg) 480 505 530 555
Spread width (m) 10 - 24 (27/33)*
Output (kg/min) 10 - 320

* Depending on fertiliser type and type of vanes.

RO-M GEOSPREAD (wide) RO-M GEOSPREAD 1300 RO-M GEOSPREAD 1800 RO-M GEOSPREAD 2300 RO-M GEOSPREAD 2800
Hopper capacity (l) 1300 1800 2300 2800
Filling height (cm) 113 132 151 170
Width (cm) 245
Filling width (cm) 239
Empty weight (kg) 495 520 545 570
Spread width (m) 10 - 24 (27/33)*
Output (kg/min) 10 - 320

* Depending on fertiliser type and type of vanes.

GEOSPREAD System

When running IsoMatch GEOCONTROL in addition to GEOSPREAD you can set the RO-M/RO-EDW/RO-XXL GEOSPREAD more accurately. The working width will be automatically adjusted to suit the overlap and coverage using a GPS positioning system. For example, when driving in a wedge or irregular shaped field, GEOSPREAD will start to decrease the working width step by step. GEOSPREAD is using the section control function of the IsoMatch GEOCONTROL software which is in the IsoMatch Tellus PRO or IsoMatch Tellus GO+ terminal. The spreader working width is divided into a minimum of 1 metre sections (max. 45 sections on RO-XXL GEOSPREAD, max. 54 sections on RO-EDW GEOSPREAD and max. 33 sections on RO-M GEOSPREAD). Not only the spreading width is adjusted, the application rate (kg/min) is also adjusted automatically to match the revised spreading width. This unique combination of working width and application rate adjustment makes the GEOSPREAD system extremely accurate, with minimum influence on the spread pattern coefficient of variation.

The Advantages:

  • Quick and accurate spreading, due to the actuators being directly connected to the discharge point. No linkages.
  • Stable disc RPM in combination with discharge point adjustment maintains the spreading pattern (coefficient of variation)
  • Section control with 1 metre sections (depending on the terminal functionality)  
  • Easy operation; no need to step off the tractor to adjust the working width
  • 100% ISOBUS compatible for easy operation 
  • Automatic start/stop with GPS on headlands possible

AutosetApp

With the AutosetApp you have always the most up to date settings for your weighing spreader available. The AutosetApp is an App (software application) available on the IsoMatch Tellus PRO or IsoMatch Tellus GO+ terminal. The AutosetApp is standard integrated into the IsoMatch GEOCONTROL software. This App connects the terminal directly with the GEOSPREAD weighing spreader and will automatically adjust the spreader according to the settings entered into the App. The AutosetApp will also work in combination with the RO-M EW and RO-EDW, with the exception being for those spreaders the discharge point (letter setting) still needs to be adjusted manually on the spreader itself.

The Vicon fertiliser spreader database with the most up to date spreading charts is always available online. The AutosetApp can connect to the fertiliser spreading database in two different ways. You can connect it to the online database via the IsoMatch Wireless WIFI USB adapter or download the most actual database from the website www.viconspreadingcharts.com on an USB stick and upload the database directly into the IsoMatch Tellus PRO or IsoMatch Tellus GO+ terminal.

MULTIRATE

For even more precision

MULTIRATE (Variable Rate Application) applies multiple rates within a working width.

In order to spread the right amount of fertiliser at a specific place in a field there is a need to have a different rate within the working width. Depending on the field variation and the size of the grid of the variable application map, input of 2, 4, 6 or 8 rate sections can be used. This means a more accurate application of nutrients to have a better nutrient efficiency, better yield and reduce costs.

With a Vicon GEOSPREAD spreader you invest in 100% ISOBUS compatibility for easy plug and play with the IsoMatch Tellus PRO or any other AEF certified terminal. In just some steps with this combination you are ready to use MULTIRATE. You have to convert a satellite or soil map into an ISO-XML file. Download the Variable Rate Map into the terminal and you are ready to spread with MULTIRATE with 2 up to 8 rates.

RotaFlow Spreading System

  • No impact, no fragmentation, no dust: Central release point, smooth acceleration and centrifugal force accelerates fertiliser up to disc speed before it reaches the vane.
  • Accurate spreading pattern: A double overlap spreading pattern gives unrivalled accuracy. The 8 vanes per discs are ensuring a continous flow of fertiliser to the field. This is important for high capacity spreading and forward speed.
  • Minimal wind influence, maximum tolerance: Flat discs and a horizontal flow of fertiliser give a symmetrical spreading pattern.
  • Consistent spreading pattern: Eight vanes per disc, eight sectors per revolution give an equal distribution. Double overlap spreading pattern.
  • Guaranteed accuracy on slopes: guaranteed accuracy on slopes. The fertiliser always contacts the vanes at the same point, also on slopes and travels the complete length of the vane.

Weighing System

  • Continuous dynamic "online - calibration" with high frequency communication signal.
  • Vicons unique reference sensor technology: all negative influences are automatically corrected and eliminated, ensuring utmost spreading accuracy even on hill sides. The Vicon reference sensor gives you absolute accuracy, because every kilo counts!
  • Load cells in combination with the unique reference sensor:
    - Auto calibrating and continuous weighing system
    - Automatic correction on slopes
    - Automatic correction of shocks, even on rough terrain
    - Automatic speed related dosing system
    - No calibration test needed
  • Highest accuracy in all conditions: even spreading quality guaranteed! Save costs and increase quality! 

FlowPilot: Easy Setting and Adjustment

  • The compact FlowPilot 'dashboard' gives you considerably simplified accurate setting and adjustment of applicaton rates. Two hydraulically operated metering plates, each with three discharge openings ensure an equal fertiliser flow from the hopper to the spreading discs.
  • The R&D department of the Vicon spreaders has its own spreader competence centre in order to allow continuous testing throughout the year. All test are carried out according to the strictest international standards and quality requirement.
  • The key to accurate spreading is matching fertiliser quality and litre weight with the spreading charts as close as possible. The Vicon RotaFlow checklist helps you to ensure consistent accuracy in all field conditions:
    1. Select fertiliser type
    2. Determine granule size and distribution
    3. Determine litre weight

Border Spreading

  • Vicon offers the TrimFlow system or manual/hydraulic border spreading plate for border spreading. The TrimFlow can be accurately set for all types of fertiliser and for all working widths. Operation is easy, no need to leave the tractor seat. For the RO-XL, RO-EDW and RO-XXL models the TrimFlow can even be fitted on the left and right hand side of the spreader. 
  • With one-side boundary spreading the tractor is driven approximately 2 metres from the field border.
  • With boundary track spreading the tractor is driving in the first tramline and is spreading to the border. The distance to the border is the half of the working width.
  • The Border Spreading Indicator (BSI), indicates which border spreading device is active.

Standard and Optional Equipment

  • Easy to assemble aluminium hopper extensions are available to increase hopper capacity.
  • An easy to fold in and out hopper cover is as option available. Simple to fit!
  • Left/right shut off valve for spreading at half working widths is optional available.
  • To ensure a consistent flow when spreading low quantities, the RotaFlow system is equipped with a fine application kit. Ideal for spreading low quantities, seeds and slug pellets.
  • Delta shaped heavy duty grids are standard equipment of the RO-M spreader.
  • A hopper emptying kit is available for easy emptying of the last fertiliser granules out of the hopper.
  • A tramline cylinder, border spreading plate or TrimFlow border spreading device can be ordered for easy border spreading.
  • Long life LED lights are optional available.

Front disc spreader

Increase accuracy
The front-rear combination will not only increase the total capacity up to 6000 or 7000 litres, but also the efficiency and nutrition accuracy will be increased by spreading two different applications in one pass. Instead of spreading a blend it is possible to apply two different fertiliser types with different physical properties, both with a correct setting to get a perfect nutrient accuracy and spreading pattern. As a result, there will be an increased yield and more efficient use of the applied fertiliser. 

Perfect weight balance
With a spreader in the rear and one in the front there is an increase in capacity and at the same time a perfect weight balance on the tractor. This means that there is less ground pressure, which results in less soil compaction. In case there is no PTO shaft available at the front of the tractor, the central hydraulic driveline on the GEOSPREAD spreaders can be used. The TrimFlow border spreading device can be added on the left and right hand side for spreading borders and headlands. 

Maximise productivity
The different GEOSPREAD models, with different hopper capacities, can be combined in the front and the rear. On the ISOBUS terminal each disc spreader can be selected and the correct setting can easily be entered. Section control will automatically switch on and off sections on both spreaders to minimise overlap. With the Variable Rate Application on all the Vicon GEOSPREAD spreaders it is possible to automatically adjust the application rate separately from the front and rear spreader. For even more precision MULTIRATE applies multiple rates within a working width, independently from the front and rear spreader.

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