Robert Cowperthwaite is hoping his new Abbey spreader is going to save him both time and diesel.
He runs a livestock farm near Settle in North Yorkshire with his wife Lindsey and son Sam. They have about 1,000 sheep and 110 suckler cows.
A lot of their land is located some distance from the home farm, so Robert wanted a large spreader; he didn’t want to have to be driving up and down the road to refill.
“We didn’t want a rear-discharge machine,” he says. “And we didn’t want a double-axle machine either. We had a ten cubic metre, double-axle Fraser before the Abbey. But because it had four wheels on it, it used to make a mess when it went round corners.
“We’ve had bigger wheels put on the Abbey to make it easier to pull during these wet winters we’re having now.”