Bogballe M3W precision fertilizer spreader

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The Bogballe company was established in 1934 in Bogballe, Denmark by Anders Peter Laurson. Today Bogballe is still 100% family owned and managed.  The core family values that made the company so successful is still firmly in place today. 

Load cell
High quality light and paint

The company only manufactures spreaders and can therefor allocate all their research and development capacity to the improvement of its spreader range. The factory boasts an impressive 20 000 square meter state of the art manufacturing facility as well as one of the largest and most advanced fertiliser test halls in Europe.

Bogballe is regarded as the world’s front running fertiliser spreader manufacturer in terms of build quality, infield spreading consistency and innovation. In 1988 they were the first company to introduce the use of a load cell to a spreader thereby allowing continuous calibration.

All steel components undergo a 7 step cleaning process (with several steps uniquely patented by Bogballe) before the powder “flex coat“ is applied. All sharp edges are worked round to ensure the powder coating is applied in even thickness over all surfaces, even on the edges. 

As with other leading Scandinavian manufacturers Bogballe believes in ‘ less is more’ and applies this philosophy in the manufacturing and ease of use of their spreaders. (  Insert video link: Valtra’s modular engine design allows for a fully roboticides engine factory ). All spreaders use modular components giving you piece of mind that the same transmission in your 1325L spreader is also used in the worlds largest three point spreader the Bogballe M6 6000L. The modular design means that by stocking a relatively small amount of components they can deliver any spreader configuration within a days’ notice. Should Valtrac not have stock on a specific model you can have a custom order spreader delivered to your farm in South Africa within 2 months from order, direct from the factory.

The trade mark of the Bogballe spreaders is their ease of use. For spreading widths below 48m (24m centres) no fertiliser test or speeding is needed. Its advisable to carry out a fertiliser test for spreading widths above 54m (27m centres) to determine the most appropriate machine settings ( Vane position and spreader tilt angle). Calibrating each controller type is incredibly simple and is covered under the machine types.

Bogballe models

Bogballe spreaders are suitable for spreading: 

  • Granular fertilizer 
  • Fine seeds (Barley, wheat, lucerne, oats, rye, mustard etc). 
  • Slug and rat pellets 

Find a suitable spreadchart for the product you want to spread. 

Choosing the correct spreader for you is as simple as deciding what size machine, spreading width and controller type best suited to your needs. 

Bogballe M6W fertilizer spreader on Valtra T4An orchard kit is available for the L1 models, so the same spreader can be used for spreading fertilizer in fields and in the orchard. 

The optional BXL crane can be fitted onto the tractors three point linkage and hydraulically operated to make lifting bulk bags quick and easy without needing another loader or tractor. A single operator can do the whole spreading operation quickly, safely and efficiently. 

If your tractors does not have sufficient lift capacity to lift the spreader when full (you should consider buying a Valtra :)) alternatively, you can buy the trailer kit fo the M2 models which enables even a small tractor to perform large scale spreading work. 

Spreader models and available options:


Vane sets (distance between tracks) (m)



Capacity (litres)

Capacity (kg)






Load Cell (W)

Orchard Kit

BLX Crane


L1 1325 1325L 1300kg y y         y y  
L1 1600 1600L 1600kg y y         y y  
L2 2050 2050L 2000kg y y y y y y   y  
M2 2675 2675L 2500kg   y y y y y   y y
M3 4050 4050L 4000kg   y y y y y   y y
M6 5550 5550L 6000kg   y y y y y   y y


  • Load cells are the only option which can not be retrofitted and the spreader needs to be ordered with it installed
  • Actual spreading width is double the indicated track centre disctances
  • Apeture reduction kits are available for rye grass, the spreading width is always 6m regardless of vane type.
Orchard Kit BXL crane

Other options include: 

  • Rain covers (available ex stock)
  • Storage wheels (supplied with W models)

Download a brochure for more information

Bogballe controllers

Bogballe has three controller types which can be installed on the entire spreader  range:

1.       Standard – hydraulic opening and closing.

2.       Ground speed independent – ICON controller ( does not require a GPS )

3.       Variable rate – ISOBUS or Zurf controllers. ( requires GPS pairing )

ISOBUS controller to ISOBUS GPS – Plug and play

Zurf Controller to Non ISObus GPS – Requires third party electronics from GPS supplier

The Bogballe modular design allows standard spreaders to be upgraded to Ground speed independent ( ICON ) or even Variable rate spreaders later on.  The result is that your entry level spreader can keep up with the development of your farm, never becoming obsolete.

Bogballe controller type summary



Tractor speed

Application Rate

GPS Required


Load Cell ( W )


fixed Fixed No Blue Simulation - 30sec X


variable Fixed No Blue Simulation - 30sec X


variable Variable Yes Blue Simulation - 30sec Self Calibrate


variable Variable Yes Blue Simulation - 30 seconds Self Calibrate

Calibration of your Bogballe spreader is quick and easy, even on non-loadcell models.

Bogballe spread pattern

Why does Bogballe have a more uniform infield spreading distribution than any other spreader on the market:

The Bogballe spreading discs are rotating towards each other towards the centre of the spreader. Each disc spreads 180’ behind the tractor. Conventional systems spread 180’ to the side of the tractor and the discs turn away from each other.

The Bogballe result is that each piece of ground is evenly covered with  4 applications of fertiliser  (L+R disc Pass 1, L+R disc Pass 2)

In this way we achieve a perfect “4x overlap“ which results in a perfect spread pattern with practical in-field tolerance.