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I don't believe Vicon made a trailed one at the time Britains first brought this out, they had it trailed so the spout would waggle.  That is the later version having the little notches for the gritting sign to fit.  Obviously the farm ones had the notches also from that point onwards.  There also used to be a 'handle' attatched to the early verions as would the real thing, to open the shutter for the fert to come out.

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Ah ha... I see... but wouldn't it still be needed  ??? - why not make on in Stainless Steel then  :-\

Ironically the salt kit for a vari spreader is with a short stainless spout on the real thing as the plastic ones would wear away with the grit.  The reason for it being short is salt is normally spread 2-6m max whereas the long plastic spout is for 12m spread on the farm model.

They did do a wheeled version at the time, but the model is a little deceiving as the spout is driven by the axle for the purpose of the model, but if you look carefully there is representation of a pto drive on the front minus pto (good old britains) which is how this worked in the real world. Its model munber is the Varispreader MK11 ;)

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i have one, i dont think it has the metal "willy" on it, will check when i get chance.

markey you could get one to put behind your "fanny" would go well together (spreader and tractor of course) ;D

I was thinking that Mike... seriously... would be nice to grit the roads around here when it gets really nasty... we have one bend at the bottom of the hill near our industrial estate that catches lots of people out each year  :'(

As we are not on the ambulance route they council won't grit the road... and one patch.... right on a bend gets no sun whatsoever

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I was thinking that Mike... seriously... would be nice to grit the roads around here when it gets really nasty... we have one bend at the bottom of the hill near our industrial estate that catches lots of people out each year  :'(

As we are not on the ambulance route they council won't grit the road... and one patch.... right on a bend gets no sun whatsoever

Good ol CCC saving the taxpayers money again.They really p me off and I dont have to live there.So what happens if u run off the road and break your legs do u hav to crawl with your broken legs trailing behind u to the nearest gritted road so the ambulance can pick u up.NOT ON THE AMBULANCE ROUTE MY ASS
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The one to the front of the bottom picture is the earliest version I think, that has a hole for the handle to locate in just below the front of the hopper. The other two are more recent versions, notice the brighter paint on the red one compared to the matt red finish on the older version, all three have the same spout on them and I know in the past when i have bought the black autoway versions they have been fitted with the metal spout.... I would think they should all have the metal spout fitted to them but they fall off quite easily, a definate no-no today with CE regulations as they are a choking hazard.

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