The Wilter spreader revolutionised pasture management in New Zealand. The even spread of conditioned grass wilted quicker than any other system, even mower conditioners. This quick wilt is ideal for baleage and hay, as essential nutrients are retained. This rapid drying creates high quality forage.
When topping paddocks with a Maxam + Wilter, farmers found that the toppings decomposed quickly, which ensured a thatch did not build up. This thatch is what harbours facial eczema spores, which are the dread of every farmer.
The Wilter is an extremely simple device that is 100% effective in all situations. The spring steel tynes lift the crop off the cutting drums and toss it out to dry. The heavier clumps take longer to land than the lighter stems so they land on top. This gives them more exposure to the sun and wind. This allow the crop to wilt at the same rate right through. The tynes are relatively slow speed, for gentle and effective conditioning.
The photo above shows the 3300IV spreading the grass out to dry using the Wilter spreader.