SAM Combo Spreader

Computer control system

Computer control system

Smart. Exact. Technology.

This brand new Topcon Athene system is established from decades of worldwide experience.

It gives quick, exact control and monitoring through an easy to use interface. It provides accurate technology for the application of most types of fert and manure. This computer control system gives the precise rate of application, regardless of differences in acceleration or fertiliser density.

This system is straight-forward and very practical to use. The technology is ISOBUS. Which means it plugs in directly to any ISOBUS tractor console. Alternatively we include a large, 8 1/2” colour touch-screen.

By also including fully integrated load weigh scales, the Athene system will give you dynamic rate control. Meaning the weight of product in the bin is constantly measured, checking your spread rate accuracy and adjusting on the go to achieve desired rates.

Alternatives for setting up your computer controlled SAM Spreader:

1) Volumetric rate control only

The Athene system could be used as a simple rate controller. You just type in the density of your fert, or select the density from a pre-saved list. Other functions are also included and controlled through the touch screen. For example, monitoring your spinner speed and operating border control.

B) Dynamic / static rate control, plus load cell integration, utilising your own tractor display (if ISOBUS compatible)

Includes hydraulic floor speed and load cell rate control. The addition of integrated load cells means the actual weight of product in the hopper is recorded at all times, the speed of the floor is changed on the go achieving the accurate application rates. This extra monitoring creates even more accuracy with less wastage.

Many new tractors are ISOBUS compatible meaning the system will plug straight in allowing full control from your existing console.

C) Dynamic / static rate control, plus load cell and GPS aerial integration

This set-up gives you all of the functionality noted above but the addition of a GPS aerial allows improved data collection and record keeping. This set up allows options for proof of placement, field mapping and light bar.

For all computer control Spreaders we recommend adding an inline oil filter.

A simple chart explaining what is included with different set-ups is included on this brochure.


Smart Features

  • Generous touch-screen
    Generous touch-screen

    The 8 1/2” touch-screen can be included. It is large, full-colour and anti-glare.

  • Weigh scales can be integrated
    Weigh scales can be integrated

    By integrating load cells, the system automatically calibrates the weight of fert in the bin. The floor then speeds up or slows down to meet the application rates requested. An optional extra.

  • ISOBUS compatible
    ISOBUS compatible

    The simple interface has a very straight-forward operation. Being an ISOBUS ICU, it connects directly in to many tractors.

  • Monitor your spinners
    Monitor your spinners

    You have an excellent view of what your spinners are doing. You can see when your spinners are static, when they start up and the speed they are rotating at.

  • Mapping

    This functionality shows where you have driven on your farm. The Light bar allows you to stay on track using your AB lines. Both means you are able to get the most out of your coverage.

  • Placement reporting

    Download your proof of placement data and enhance your reporting, accuracy and peace of mind.

  • Border precision

    The spinner speed on the left hand disc is slowed shortening spread width. Important for spreading at borders and beside waterways.

Optional extras

  • GPS aerial for proof of placement
  • Large 8 1/2” screen
  • Scales for weighing
Athene set up 1
GPS aerial for proof of placement

You can include a GPS arial for proof of placement. Light bar and field mapping of each job is also included with this addition. Traceability is easy. The addition of an aerial means you can keep all the records you need for documenting your inputs.

If you have an existing aerial this may also be compatible.

Athene set up 1
Large 8 1/2” screen

You may like to run the system directly through your tractor’s screen in the cab (if it is ISOBUS).

Or you can choose to go for the X-25 Athene touch screen. It is very easy to operate on-the-go. This is generous in size and anti-glare. 

Athene set up 1
Scales for weighing

The majority of computer controlled spreaders have weigh scales added. They are fully integrated. This addition means the actual weight of fertiliser in the bin is consistently weighed on-the-go. Then fed back into the system to automatically calibrate rates regardless of forward speed.

Athene set up 1
Athene set up 1
Athene set up 1


  • Interface ISOBUS
  • Brandname Topcon
  • Control system Athene
  • Touch-screen 8 1/2"
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