Stoltzfus Spreaders has introduced two 8-ton row-crop lime and fertilizer spreaders with an industry-first Easy Swap plan that allows owners to buy and install axles with different widths to accommodate changes in future wheel track requirements. 

The new Stoltzfus RC-8010 row-crop spreader handles up to 8 tons of lime with application rates up to 7,000 pounds per acre and also spreads fertilizer, compost, chicken litter, sand, gypsum and other bulk materials.  

The larger RC-8012 holds 8 tons of fertilizer with application rates as low as 125 pounds per acre. It also distributes lime and other bulk materials, including those spread by the RC-8010. 

“The RC-8010 and RC-8012 come with a choice of wheel tracks between 72-120 inches with bolted-on Easy Swap axles that can be changed out for wheel spaces suitable to changing row crop requirements,” said Bernard Hershberger, president of Stoltzfus Spreaders. “This exclusive feature provides growers with an inexpensive 

Steep 53-degree hopper side slopes on the RC-8010 ensure steady flows of lime, while 45-degree sides on the RC-8012 provide high capacities of fertilizer.  Both models broadcast spread patterns to 80 feet.

The RC-8010 weighs 5,800 pounds and has a 10-foot-long hopper with a volume of 177 cubic feet, while the RC-8012 weighs in at 6,300 pounds and has a 12-foot-long hopper with 332-cubic-foot capacity. Each comes with the industry’s only fully welded unibody construction with standard Cor-Ten HSLA weathering steel hoppers.

Other standard equipment includes a structural steel tube frame, plug-to-tractor hydraulics, sight window, electronic gate actuator and telescoping chain tightener. Buyers can choose narrow row-crop tires for in-row applications or optional wider flotation tires for low compaction in open field operations.  

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