Orchard Spreader

Orchard Spreader
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Bands from the front.

Spreads from the back.

Smart design, reliability and ease of operation are what SAM's are all about. SAM Orchard Spreaders are made for the specific needs of modern Australian orchards. They have a low profile and a narrow width, and provide superior versatility with what you are able to spread.

Band or pile organic matter such as vermicast, mulch and compost from the fixed front conveyor. Then the likes of lime, super and urea or even organic matter such as chicken manure out back.

2-for-1 with absolutely no change-over time!

Rate controller in tractor

This Spreader has a hydraulically driven floor that is controlled from a screen in your tractor. This enables you to pick between banding or spreading at the touch of a button. Rates are input and you are away!

Piling / banding using the side conveyor (vermicast, green matter, mulch, compost)

The floor mat flows material forwards onto the side banding conveyor at the front of the machine. The operator has an excellent view of exactly where product is being applied.

Spreading using the back spinners (lime, urea, superphosphate and organic material such as chicken and pig manure)

When spreading behind the machine, the floor mat flows back to the spinner set up. If you have different planting centres your spread widths can be altered from the screen in your tractor.

A minimum of 55 litres per minute of oil flow from your tractor is required.

Smart Features

  • Watch it in action

    Check out this video of the SAM Orchard Spreader spreading from the back and banding/piling from the front.

  • SAM control screen
    SAM control screen

    The 800cm wide floor belt is controlled from a simple and intuitive screen that sits inside your tractor. It has a very high water rating - IP67, so it is suitable for open cabs.

  • Stainless where you need it for the long run
    Stainless where you need it for the long run

    Most of the back end is stainless. This mean extra longevity for your SAM. Stainless discs are run with stainless spinner tubes and tried and true speed adjustable hydraulic motors.

  • Banding / piling side conveyor
    Banding / piling side conveyor

    No change-over time needed. This fixed conveyor applies product in a line to the right side of the Spreader. It is very compact and in full view of the driver. Product can be banded or piled.

  • Switch for instant stop/start
    Switch for instant stop/start

    You can quickly start and stop your application with the flick of a switch from your tractor. No need to anticipate when your product may come out. Limits wastage.

  • Mulch? No problem.
    Mulch? No problem.

    The front door has three positions for the different products you are spreading. A. Closed (for spreading at back), B. Half open (for banding at a volumetric rate) C. Removed (for mulch, woodchip, bark, compost or green matter).

  • Strong stainless panels
    Strong stainless panels

    Stainless sides are extremely resistant to rust. Chassis's have seen a new progression of painting for extra corrosion protection. An abrasive blast, then a thermal-arc pure zinc spray, a primer followed up with a final two-pot epoxy top-coat. Strong stuff!

Optional Extras

  • Standard canvas cover
  • Swivel coupling on tow eye
  • Lights (LED)
  • Variations for tyres
  • Side attachment for spinners
  • Centre blocker attachment for spinners
  • Oil cooler and temperature monitor
  • Tophat for extra capacity
  • Narrower bin widths
  • Load cells
Stainless panels orchard
Standard canvas cover

Keep it simple. The standard yellow canvas cover is fixed in position with stainless fastners and bungys. 

Tow eye orchard
Swivel coupling on tow eye

All SAM Orchard Spreaders come standard with a fixed coupling with a ball.

If you have varied terrain, an upgrade to a swivel coupling is a great idea. It adds stability.

The swivel coupling also has a donut eye so can be used with an auto hitch.


Lights orchard
Lights (LED)

LED lights are waterproof and plug straight in to your power. These are required if you are driving your machine on the road. 

They are strong and stand up well to general wear and tear. They are also very easy to mount.


Tyre tread orchard
Variations for tyres

You can change your tyres to suit your particular needs. Our tyres are high quality and durable.

On the Orchard Spreader 10/75 x 15.3 Tractor tread tyres are standard. Or you can choose a different tread.

If you have wetter, soft conditions larger 400/60 x 15.5 12-ply tyres are also available. Please note, these do add to the height of the machine.

Side banding copy
Side attachment for spinners

This is an attachment that bolts onto the back of your machine.

It spreads product to the right hand side of your row. Leaving the left hand side clear. 

Centre banding copy
Centre blocker attachment for spinners

This attachment bolts onto the back of your machine. It sits in the middle and spreads fertiliser to the rows either side of your spreader.

Oil cooler and temperature monitor

Monitoring the oil temperature now comes standard on all SAM Orchard Spreaders. The temperature is displayed on the home screen of your e-Rate controller.

You can also choose to upgrade to an oil cooler. This cools the oil from your tractor. 

This is important for operators who may have low oil flows from their tractors but run the machine for long periods of time.

We recommend a flow of 55 l/min from your tractor.

Tophat optional extra v2
Tophat for extra capacity

You can increase your Orchard Spreaders capacity by adding a tophat.

They come in two sizes:

- 2 cubic metres

- 1 cubic metre

This extra capacity has been useful amongst our winegrowers.


Narrower bin widths

You can custom your bin to be narrower. Our 1400 bin option has been 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.

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


  • Axle 70mm Single-axle
  • Axle capacity 6,000 Kilograms
  • Wheel 10/75 x 15.3 Tr (Standard) 400/60 x 15.5 12-ply (Upgrade)
  • Jack Screw Jack (70mm)
  • Overall length 4.75 metres
  • Overall width 1.6 metres
  • Overall height 1.42 metres
  • Bin width 1.59 metres
  • Bin length 2.6 metres
  • Capacity 2 cubic metres
  • Superphosphate 2.2 Tonne
  • Lime 3.2 Tonne
  • Urea 1.5 Tonne


Our promise

At SAM we make quality Machines and stand by them. All Spreaders have a two year warranty and go through in-depth quality testing.  


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Being able to see what I am doing at the front is superb!
Sturdy as. Quality gear with plenty of stainless.
I'm not wasting time with the changeover between banding and spreading. Priceless.
I can finally do mulch. It's bloody brilliant!
I don't need multiple machines. This one does the lot.

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