In many countries, farmers do not have tractors of 65 hp or more. To help these farmers, we decided to develop a few 3-point mounted machines, that require less horsepower.
These machines have a 2-speed gear box. On the lower speed, less horsepower is needed. Of course, the protected area will be smaller.
To have most weight as close to the tractor as possible, the fan is mounted vertically and two gas bottles are put in front of the fan.
There are 3 different models:
- The F252 has two lower exits. It’s capacity (6 to 8 ha) is not as big as the capacity of the F501 (8 to 10 ha)
- The F252S has 1 low and 1 high exit. This machine is smaller than the F252 and can be used in rows of 2m wide..
- The F152 has only one exit below and therefore less capacity then the F252 (2 to 4 ha). It’s ideal for smaller, narrow plots.
FrostBuster 252 & 152
Model F501 F252 F252S F152
trailed / 3-point Trailed 3-Point 3-Point 3-Point Outlets 2 low outlets 2 low outlets 1 low outlet
1 high outlet
1 low outlet Maximum capacity 8 to 10 ha 6 to 8 ha 6 to 8 ha 2 to 4 ha Dimensions (LxWxH) 4400x1500x1500 mm 1710x1720x1200 mm 1710x1450x1240 mm 1710x1600x1200 mm Weight without gas cylinders 1480 kg 350 kg 350 kg 320 kg Capacity of fan 23.500 m3/hour 22.500 m3/hour 22.500 m3/hour Max. range of fan 100 m 80 m 80 m 50 m Max. rpm of PTO 540 540 540 540 Average gas consumption ca. 30 kg/h ca. 30 kg/h ca. 30 kg/h ca. 25 kg/h Max. temperature 85 °c 85 °c 85 °c 85 °c Max. temperature at 1m 20 °C 20 °C 20 °C 20 °C Safety standards EEG/CE EEG/CE EEG/CE EEG/CE Gas cylinders 8 or 10 6 6 4 Tested with temperatures -5 to -6 °C in full flowering -5 to -6 °C in full flowering -5 to -6 °C in full flowering -5 to -6 °C in full flowering
Min. required HP of tractor 65 hp 50 hp 50 hp 35 hp