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Spreading rates for a vicon fertiliser spreader.

Applying urea yesterday using a vicon fertiliser spreader and the urea went on way to heavy (went on at 100 kg /ha instead of 50 kg /ha). On the plastic adjuster that you turn where do you read it from what rate it is set at.

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There should be a pointer and an indicator on the dial. Check to see if it obscured by dirt.

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