Orchard Spreader

2.5 cubic metres

2.5 cubic metres

Simple and versatile.

With the same practical design and easy to use operation that all SAM’s are known for, SAM Orchard Spreaders are made to meet the needs of modern orchards. They have a lower profile and narrower width, and provide great versatility around what you are able to spread.

Designed primarily for spreading organic matter such as compost, green matter and mulch. This machine will also spread processed fertiliser like superphosphate, lime and urea with absolutely no change-over time!

SAM Computer control

This Orchard Spreader includes a computer controlled hydraulic floor. The SAM controller allows you to choose between spreading or banding at the touch of a button. Rates are input and you are away.

Banding compost, green matter and mulch using the side conveyor

The floor mat moves toward the front of the machine, moving material onto the side banding conveyor. This creates a precise banding or piling pattern in full view of the operator.

Spreading organic material and processed fertilisers using spinners

For a spread pattern behind the machine, the floor mat moves backwards toward the spinners. For different planting centres, spread widths can be changed by setting the speed of the spinners and from the controller.

Minimum of 40 l/min required from your tractor.

Smart Features

  • Watch the SAM Orchard Spreader in action

    This quick video gives you a preview of the SAM Orchard Spreader in action. Made to meet the needs of most modern orchards it is versatile and easy to use. Choose between spreading and banding from your tractor at the touch of a button.

  • SAM computer controller
    SAM computer controller

    Turning on and off and controlling the speed of the 800 wide floor mat is simple. Just use the intuitive controller in your tractor. The controller is also suitable for open cabs due to its high water rating (IP67).

  • Banding 2 Spreading 2
    Side conveyor for banding. 2 for 1!

    This compact conveyor spreads material in a line to the right hand side of the Orchard Spreader. Great for banding where you need to apply product in a line or a pile. Designed to be in full view of the operator. There is also absolutely no change-over time between banding and spreading.

  • Instant control switch
    Instant control switch

    Simply flick the switch for instant starting and stopping of application. No more anticipating when your product is going to come out. There is also a piling timer set from your controller.

  • More stainless for longevity
    More stainless for longevity

    Majority stainless at the rear of the machine, extends longevity of gear where you need it most. Stainless discs are run via enclosed stainless spinner tubes and two well proven speed adjustable hydraulic motors.

  • Strong stainless panels
    Strong stainless panels

    Stainless bins are extremely corrosion resistant. Chassis’s have seen a new evolution of painting procedure for extra corrosion protection. Firstly a steel grit abrasive blast, then a thermal-arc pure zinc spray. Tough stuff!

  • Even does mulch!
    Even does mulch!

    There are three positions for the front door depending on what you are wanting to spread 1 Closed (for spreading at rear), 2 Half open (for banding at a volumetric rate) and 3 Completely removed (mulch, woodchip, bark, compost or green waste).

  • Everything from lime to compost to mulch.
    Everything from lime to compost to mulch.

    Spread the likes of super, lime, urea, sand & poultry/pig manure out back and band/pile compost, vermicast, green matter & mulch out front. Very very versatile.

  • Review

    Watch this Farm Trader video. Or read their full review in our News section.

  • Centre banding modification

    You can now centre band with every SAM Orchard Spreader! Excellent for spreading in a line in the middle of your machine or for piling in the centre. Superb for trench filling. It can even band rocks (with new bolt on protectors as seen in this quick video).

  • Tophat extensions (optional)
    Tophat extensions (optional)

    There are two sizes available. The largest top hat increases your capacity by 2 cubic metres (shown here). The smaller tophat increases your capacity by 1 cubic metre. These has been popular for our NZ wine growers.

  • Industry leading coating protection system

    All chassis's on SAM Orchard Spreaders have seen a new evolution of painting procedure. This is for extra corrosion protection. Firstly a blast then a thermal-arc spray followed by the SAM coating difference. It is mega tough stuff!

Optional Extras

  • Standard cover
  • Swivel coupling
  • LED lights
  • Tyre variations
  • Side attachment for spinners
  • Centre attachment for spinners
  • Tophat extensions
  • Narrower bin
  • Load cells
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Standard cover

The standard cover is manually thrown across the load and fixed in place with bungys and stainless fastners. Keeping it simple.

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Swivel coupling

Orchard Spreaders come standard with a fixed coupling with a ball in the eye.

This can be upgraded to a heavy-duty swivel coupling. A swivel coupling adds stability in varied terrain. The swivel coupling has a donut eye.

Lights orchard
LED lights

If you are using your machine on the road you will need a set of lights. They are easy to mount and hardy for knocks and general wear and tear.

Weatherproof lights are LED and plug directly into your power source.

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Tyre variations

We have tough high performing tyres to suit any application. They are chosen for their quality and durability. 

We can change tyre sizes to suit your specific needs. 10/75 X 15.3 Tractor tread tyres are standard. Or you can go for a different tread.

Larger 400/60 X 15.5 12-ply tyres are also available. These larger tyres can be good if you have softer, wetter conditions. However they do add to the height of the machine.

Side banding copy
Side attachment for spinners

Spreads to the right hand side of row only. It simply bolts on.

Centre banding copy
Centre attachment for spinners

Centre blocker - spreads on the rows either side of your machine. It simply bolts on.

Tophat optional extra v2
Tophat extensions

It is possible to increase the machines capacity by adding a tophat.

There are two sizes available. The largest top hat increases your capacity by 2 cubic metres (shown here). The smaller tophat increases your capacity by 1 cubic metre.

These has been popular for our New Zealand wine growers. 



Narrower bin

Your machine can be manufactured with a narrower bin. Our 1400 option has been very popular with hops growers.

Load cells

Adding load cells give you improved accuracy as they are weighing the product in your bin. Orchard Spreaders have three load cells fitted.

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Tow eye orchard
Lights orchard
Tyre tread orchard
Side banding copy
Centre banding copy
Tophat optional extra v2


  • Axle type Single-axle 70mm
  • Axle capacity 6,000kg
  • Wheel type 10/75 X 15.3 400/60 X 15.5 12-ply (upgrade)
  • Jack type 70mm screw jack
  • Overall length 4.75m
  • Overall width 1.6m
  • Overall height 1.42m
  • Bin width 1.59m
  • Bin length 2.6m
  • Capacity 2.5m3
  • Superphosphate 2.2T
  • Lime 3.2T
  • Urea 1.5T

Fast central support service

Our SAM range is backed by a quick and efficient support service from central Hamilton. The team are also available for technical help should you need it.

Our guarantee

We deliver quality products and stand by them. All Spreaders go through rigorous quality and accuracy testing. They also have a comprehensive warranty.

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Being able to see my conveyor is bloody brilliant!
The combo of solid steel and stainless means she's sturdy as.
Both spreading and banding with no effort in the changeover. Saves time and money.
Finally I can do mulch. The range it can spread is gold.

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