How do you build the best manure spreader in the world? Start with Degelman, renowned for building legendary equipment for the past 50 years. The design is unmistakably Degelman. After five years of design, development, and intensive testing, Degelman introduces the most rugged spreaders available - the Degelman M Series.
From the ground up, these machines have been designed with rocks in mind, from its proprietary retractable free-swing flails, super duty gearbox, smooth sidewalls and heavy-duty frame to its clean gate opening.
Up until now, all spreaders in the world employ beaters made from some variation of a helical or auger shape. This inherently rigid design is always vulnerable to rock damage and high maintenance costs. The Degelman ROCK BYPASS SYSTEM (RBS), the heart of the M series, is nothing short of revolutionary. Five rows of free-swing flails, not only collapse upon stone impact, but will exceed expectations for throw distance, durability and even distribution pattern.
Degelman manure spreaders cut and tear material, drop heavier crumbled material to the next lower set of paddles for final processing and discharges material over 60 feet.
Simply the best corrosion resistance available in a hard chrome plated bar. Stelmi chrome plated bars can be produced with an increasing range of cost effective corrosion resistance (neutral salt spray testing to a 9 minimum rating). Our superior corrosion resistance stems purely from the plating process; Stelmi uses no “waxes” or other coatings that can be used to temporarily enhance corrosion resistance.
Press- fit installation prevents O.D. contamination while the additional sealing lip works in conjunction with Parker rod seals to provide redundant sealing for leakage reduction.
Polygon composite bearings offer long lasting durability. During extensive testing, both in the laboratory and out in the field, Polygon composite bearings have routinely outperformed metal-backed and metallic bearings, while costing substantially less. And because polygon composite components are inherently noncorrosive, they keep equipment operating efficiently under even the harshest weather conditions.
Tungsten Carbide chips from the surface to the root of the weld creating a depth of penetration almost impossible to produce by hand. Tungsten Carbide alone is a very brittle substance which can shatter on impact. Our welding process allows the chips to be buried in the weldment network which absorbs most of the shock and keeps the Tungsten Carbide from chipping or shattering thus providing assured results of up to 5 times the normal wear life of the product.
Distribution and throw distance is unrivalled with Degelman. Fine pulverized material is spread over 60 feet with secondary field passes normally not required. Hydraulic Push Off systems, however, compress manure as it is unloaded. This compression rate changes as less material is available for offloading resulting in inconsistent field distribution patterns.
Commercial operators have long known that a good chain floor drag system will spread material more evenly and is more reliable. These machines pull the material to the beaters with dual ¾” pre-stretched 100,000+ lb breaking strength marine grade drag chain and the Degelman RBS takes care of the rest.
Made in America, our Heavy Duty Marine Grade Chain is made of superior triple alloy steel that provides the best strength-to-weight performance in the industry. This high strength heat treated alloy chain is used to pull the easy to replace 2” x 4” floor slats.
The gearboxes that support the beaters are the largest commercial boxes available. From the inside out, these boxes are overbuilt. The nearly three-inch diameter heat-treated spline shafts are massive. Oil bathed heat-treated gear sets and roller bearings are in some cases twice the size of anything out there. These boxes are designed for years of maintenance free commercial use. The input drivelines also include runaway clutches for further rock protection.
The front wall, front drive and dosage gate are designed for outstanding visibility from the tractor cab. The front drive is also open for easy viewing and accessible with a single large easy access door for maintenance.
Over time chains will stretch and the M Series chain tighteners are located on the outside of the machine for easy access and lubrication.
The paddle cores start with a 1/2" heavy wall mechanical ten inch tube. Impeller paddles are simple and straightforward, produced from 1" Abrasion Resistant 400 material - about eight times more durable than regular mild steel. The paddles are interchangeable, reversible and can be easily replaced by removing a single over sized 1-3/4" stress proof pin - without cutting or welding.
Degelman manure spreaders were designed to handle heavy manure with a two-fold suspension system to reduce vibration and shock loading to the tractor drawbar and to the machine itself. The first system incorporates low maintenance convolution hollow rubber springs suspended and under slung the A-frame to better distribute loads and to de-amplify shock. Initial take-up is very smooth and the spring rate increase is progressive, resulting in a greatly improved ride, improved load handling and greater load stability.
Secondly, Degelman manure spreaders incorporate a straight forward and time tested walking beam floating suspension system. Tandem walking wheels cut uneven terrain in half with a massive unrestricted range of motion. All four wheels are always in contact with the ground surface. Coupled with a wide stance, these machines will ride over the roughest terrain with ease and control.
The entire drive and beater assembly can be quickly lifted off the machine in minutes to clear any severe blockages and will quickly convert your spreader into a versatile wagon with an active drive floor ideal for transporting other commodities such as dirt and silage.