BBI Grasshopper Cover Crop Applicator

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BBI Grasshopper - MECHANICAL DRIVE

MID-SEASON TOP-DRESSER

Dress for success with Grasshopper, the original mid-season, top-dress applicator from Salford. Holds 5 tons of fertilizer, 7 tons of lime - get your emergent plants the food they need to maximize yield with Grasshopper.

OPTIMIZED FOR ROW CROPS, SOD/TURF FARMS

Grasshopper features a high-clearance design to limit disturbing emergent plants, coupled with flotation tires for minimizing soil compaction. This spreader achieves precision application in both row crop and sod/turf farm environments - any terrain requiring a delicate touch.

MECHANICAL EXCELLENCE

Don’t mistake this 9-foot, single-axle applicator with the light touch for being “light duty.” Grasshopper is built for durability without compromising precision, featuring ground-wheel-drive mechanics, and the original Salford spreader system for a consistently wider, flatter spread pattern. Powered by PTO or tractor-supplied hydraulics.

COVER CROPS

Salford's BBI line of spreaders are capable of accurately broadcasting seed and fertilizer.  Although best suited for wheat or grass seed, which are applied at higher rates, Salford's BBI Javelin and BBI Grasshopper and suited for top dress application.  These top dress applicators can serve a multi-purpose role as mid-season cover crop applicator for higher rates of cover crop seed.

FEATURES

  • Distribution of granular fertilizer or lime

  • Medium capacity

  • Optimized for row crops and sod or turf farms

  • 9-foot single axle

  • Ground wheel drive conveyor

  • PTO or hydraulic-driven spinners

  • 153-212 cu. ft. struck capacity

  • Low and high application rates

  • Proprietary BBI spreader system

  • High-clearance design for top dressing and row cropping

  • Flotation tires minimize soil compaction

  • Delivers a wider, flatter, more consistent pattern

  • Dual rack and pinion gate prevents jams

  • One-piece CNC machined comb gives longer chain life

  • Ground wheel driven, stainless steel mesh chain

  • Overhead spinner motors above the chemical, resulting in extended motor life

  • UHMW and stainless steel construction reduce corrosion issues and extend spreader life

SPECIFICATIONS

 
Grasshopper
Profile Type Height Width Capacity
Standard "L" Body 87" (2.21 m) 96" (2.44 m) 153 cu ft (4.33 cu m) struck
Optional "H" Body 94" (2.39 m) 96" (2.44 m) 189 cu ft (5.35 cu m) struck

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BBI GRASSHOPPER HDR - Hydraulic DRIVE

10-foot Single-axle Hydraulic Pull-type Fertilizer/Lime Spreader

Precision, power, performance. Spreads lime at up to 2 tons per acre at 14 mph with a 60-foot swath, spreads fertilizer at 80-foot-plus swaths. Optimized for medium-capacity applications, for turf farms, pastures, and row crops. High clearance straddles rows. Equipped with Salford BBI’s Binary Manifold, making connections to your precision agriculture electronics a snap.

NEXT-LEVEL ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE

BBI Grasshopper HDR is the ultimate combination of power, precision, and performance, delivering unparalleled efficiency in the field. We call it cost-in-use—a combination of measures like the amount of fuel material and fuel you save from hitting your targets better with each nutrient application. There’s nothing like having greater control over the profitability of your business, and Grasshopper HDR is built to be your partner for increasing yield while cutting costs.

OPTIMIZED FOR PRECISION AGRICULTURE
Part of Salford BBI’s commitment to precision farming, all hydraulic models arrive in the field standard equipped with two proprietary technology pieces: the Binary Manifold and the Task Command System. The Binary Manifold, Salford BBI’s ISOBUS-ready platform, enables snap connections to all major precision agriculture platforms, while the Task Command System is our own precision agriculture combination pack, featuring a virtual terminal and software applications that include guidance and variable-rate application capabilities.

FEATURES

Application:

  • Fertilizer and lime

  • Models from 64–336 cu. ft.

  • Spreads lime at up to 2 tons per acre at 14 mph with a 60’ swath

  • Achieves 80’ swaths with some fertilizers

  • Optimized for precision agriculture

  • Variable-rate technology or straight-rate control

  • BBI Hydraulic Manifold System

  • Proprietary Grasshopper HDR spreader system for wider, flatter spread pattern

Compatibility:

  • Hydraulic drive

  • Variable rate

  • Salford BBI Binary Manifold (ISOBUS-ready platform)

SPECIFICATIONS

Grasshopper HDR Single Axle
Profile Type Height Width Capacity
10' (3.05 m) Hopper - Standard Profile -- -- 210 cu ft (5.95 cu m) struck
10' (3.05 m) Hopper - Low Profile -- -- 170 cu ft (4.81 cu m) struck
10' (3.05 m) Hopper - High Profile -- -- 235 cu ft (6.65 cu m) struck

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