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A Fertilizer Speader (not to be confused with a Fertilizer Sprayer) is a piece of equipment that can cover a field with Solid Fertilizer. This doubles the field's Crop yield. Fertilizer Spreaders are small and cheap, but the fertilizer they use is expensive.

There are three Fertilizer Spreaders in the base game.

List of Fertilizer SpreadersEdit

Spreader Price
($)
Maintenance
($ / day)
Capacity
(liters)
Working Width
(m)
Max. Working Speed
(km/h)
Front Hitch
Store kvernelandExactaEL
Kverneland Exacta EL 700
6,300 20 700 12.0 20 Three-point hitch
FS17 Bredal-F2WS4000 store
Bredal F2WS 4000
28,000 80 4,000 24.0 20 Three-point hitch
FS17 Bredal-K165 store
Bredal K165
67,000 200 20,000 24.0 20 Drawbar (Ball)

Overview Edit

Fertilizer Spreaders are machines that can be filled up with Solid Fertilizer, and then taken to a field where they will distribute it onto the soil. The fertilizer material itself is a mix of mineral compounds that are highly nutritious to plants. Any patch of field covered with this material will yield double the normal amount of fruit, when harvested.

A Fertilizer Spreader consists primarily of a large tank that can be attached to a Tractor. The machine also has a pair of propeller-like devices at the rear, which are meant to spread the fertilizer when activated.

Fertilizer Spreaders must be filled with Solid Fertilizer in order to work. This type of fertilizer is available in infinite quantities at the blue Fertilizer Tank, which can be found at your farm as well as the Garden Center. However, every liter of Fertilizer you take from the tank costs money.

Once dragged out to a field and activated, the Fertilizer Spreader will continuously expend its supply of Fertilizer. Any ground within its working arc will become fertilized instantly. Fertilizer Spreaders do not care whether the ground they are working has already been fertilized - they will continue expending Solid Fertilizer until they are turned off.

A Fertilizer Spreader can cover an entire field very rapidly, due to its large working width. Even the smaller of the three models available in the base game can cover about a hectare before it needs to be refilled.

Among other types of fertilization machines, Fertilizer Spreaders are the quickest and most efficient on smaller fields, despite the cost of the Solid Fertilizer itself. However, because they can only refill in specific locations on the map, they may be far less effective on larger fields where they may need to be refilled several times.