Maelstrom Rear discharge Muck Spreader

The demands of modern farming call for new solutions. Among them is FarmChief’s, new Maelstrom West 14m3 & 8m3 rear discharge muck spreaders.


Features and Benefits

Built to a high capacity specification and capable of achieving a spread width of up to 12m (40ft), the Maelstrom West Rear Discharge Spreader units are particularly suitable for farmyard manure. With the optional hydraulic rear gate, it can also be used with poultry manure and semi-solids.

The twin rear vertical rotating beaters operate at a powerful 400 rpm from the PTO drive input of 1000 rpm. For trouble free maintenance the rear beaters are fitted with replaceable blades, and feature a protected two-piece drive-line with a slip clutch and wide angle PTO. Reversing of the machine is controlled by either the manual controller or the electro/hydraulic control unit if fitted.

The “Y” shape body and low loading height allows for a quick and easy fill with any material handler. The Maelstrom 8 model runs with twin 14mm bed chains and the Maelstrom 14 with twin 18mm bed chains. LED lights are fitted as standard and the Maelstrom 14 is fitted with a sprung drawbar. An optional slurry door and light protectors are available for both models. Also available as options are weighing systems and GPS spreading facilities

Technical Specifications


Size (height x width x length)

Level capacity

Max. capacity

Rotor speed

Weight approx.

HP Required

Maelstrom 8

2.589 x 2.75 x 7.505





Maelstrom 14

3.12 x 2.9 x 8.0m






Barry’s view

Barry Lawry farms 200 cows on 78 hectares in Te Awamutu on heavy, rolling country. In addition, he contracts and sub-contracts using his Harry West 3000 Dual Spreader. Barry credits the spreader with giving him an additional avenue into contracting. His original Harry West Spreader saw out about 20 years hard work. And he’s now bought a second. Which, as he says “must say something about them.” Barry collects mostly from weeping walls, herd homes, and separators, then spreads the nutrients back on the paddocks where they belong.

- West Dual Muck Spreader

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Anthony Murray

Otago & Southland - Director and Salesman

Phone: 03 215 7750

Matt McKillop - FarmChief Palmerston North

Matt McKillop

North Island - Salesman

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Todd Murray

Canterbury & Upper South - Salesmen

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