Farmers situated near feedlots are looking to substitute some of their granular fertiliser requirements with manure, driving renewed interest in belted spreaders which have the flexibility to spread a wide variety of products.
Great Western Manufacturing, owner of brand Gyral since 2014, sales and marketing manager Stewart Kings said Gyral belt spreaders used tried and tested engineering and components.
"Gyral belt spreaders has an 800 millimetre belt running on rollers, which delivers the product out to two spinners," he said.
"Our whole unit is hydraulically driven, we have no PTO for safety and the hydraulics are available from the tractor into a valve.
"We bleed the extra oil off to run the spinners, which regulates your throw, the faster the spinner the wider the throw, though this depends on product."
Mr Kings said the strongest trend in spreaders was people wanting to do more than just granular fertiliser.
"They have a feedlot next door or down the road and can get the product for nothing," he said.
"With your belt spreader you can put through granular fertiliser, mouse bait and manure.
"As long as the product isn't wet, if it is wet it will hang and the belt won't pull it through."
"With feedlot manure they don't tend to screen it, so they will put the whole lot through and end up throwing pads, that can be a safety issue."
Mr Kings said Great Western Manufacturing specialised in belt spreaders and offered both two and three metre centres, with capacities ranging from 2.5 through to 12 cubic metres.
"The 6.5 cubic metre, which is roughly 8 tonne, would be the most common," he said.
"It can be pulled with a front wheel assist tractor."
Mr Kings said Gyral also produced two models of straight manure spreader, the MS080 and MS170, with twin vertical beaters at the rear of the machine designed to handle wet or dry manure.