Consistent and Efficient Spreading

The KUHN MDS range of fertilizer spreaders offers a simple and integrated solution for a diversity of operations. This includes specialized crops, such as vineyards, orchards and vegetables, as well as row crop and livestock farms.

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KUHN MDS .1 Series fertilizer spreaders are well suited for professional use in vineyards, orchards, hops and vegetable fields. The MDS .1 Series offers operators long working life and low maintenance. This MDS fertilizer spreaders feature the Direct Flow Control (DFC) system for easy adjustment of application rate for accurate fertilizer and seed distribution. With adjustable spreading paddles, the Multi-Disc System (MDS) spreading discs are able to spread all types of granular fertilizer with high accuracy and wide spreading patterns. In addition, they will also quickly and accurately spread cover crop seed.

The MDS 10.1 and 12.1 have narrow dimensions for easier use in orchards and vineyards, without the risk of damaging crops. Design features, such as the broken hopper angles of the MDS 10.1, allow use in narrow row applications.

The MDS 17.1 and 19.1 models are intended for diversified farms and have maximum capacities of 55.75 and 62.75 cubic feet, respectively. These high loads, coupled with the flexible hopper extension system, ensure ultimate performance.
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Your benefits

Smooth, Consistent Performance


Multi-Disc System (MDS)

The MDS spreading discs provide consistent performance during standard spreading, late top spreading, as well as yield optimized spreading at field borders. For your comfort, all this is possible at set working widths without removing, or changing the discs or paddles.

The MDS provides high application rate accuracy as well as exact spreading patterns for different fertilizers, and common crop and forage seeds. Depending on the type of material and the working width, the length and orientation of the paddles can be adjusted precisely with the tool provided. Thanks to their well-marked, three-dimensional position indicator, you can set the paddles quickly and easily.

M1 discs are included as standard, for working widths from 33’ – 59’. The installation of optional X paddles allows a working width of 60’ – 80’ in many products, without diminishing the spreading quality. X paddles supplied as standard with MDS 19.1, along with M1 Discs.

Slow-Rotating Agitator

A slowly rotating agitator (only 180 rpm) provides a regular flow of fertilizer to the spreading discs without damaging the granules and without clogging the outlets. The longevity of the components is ensured with the 100% stainless steel hopper bottom, agitator shaft and outlets. Specialty agitators are available for powdery products or grass seed.

The Double-Overlap Method

The double-overlap method doubles your protection against over or underapplying product by taking advantage of the natural spread pattern created by KUHN twin-disc fertilizer spreaders. The triangular spread pattern provides consistent distribution, which reduces the impact of driving error or improper adjustments. Utilizing this method, KUHN spreaders provide high-accuracy spreading.

Accurate Application Rate Control


DFC Scale

Nothing could be simpler than changing the application rate from one field or product to another. It’s easily done by positioning an opening stop on the continuous proportional direct flow control (DFC) scale. With this, you can modify the application rate without any extra equipment. The principle is quite simple: The opening position is modified by the same percentage as the application rate. This means, for example, that you increase the opening by 10% for a 10% higher application rate.

Application Outlet Control Versions

Version M (Manual)

Manual opening of the outlets with levers. An optional hydraulic control allows the operator to open both outlets at the same time, in-cab. Individual side outlet control is only available on D2 versions. Available on MDS 10.1, 12.1, 17.1, 19.1 models.

Version D2 (Hydraulic)

Individual left/right hydraulic opening controlled via two hydraulic valves. Available on MDS 12.1 and 19.1

Built To Last


Reinforced Oil-Bath Gearbox

A reinforced oil-bath gearbox drives the spreading discs and agitator. The sturdy heart of the machine stands out with its long service life in difficult conditions. The agitator shaft is made of heat-treated stainless steel. This gearbox is designed for 10-year oil service intervals!

High-Quality Finish

Shielding made of composite materials covers the spreading discs and efficiently protects the painted areas of the frame and the hopper. All painted surfaces are shot blasted; nanotech surface treatment is applied and then the machines are powder coated with high-quality powder.
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Working width
Maximum hopper payload
Maximum hopper payload
Filling height
Hopper width
Calibration kit - funnel (1407500)
Application rate control
Fertilizer application rate
Protection sieve
Spreading discs included in base machine
Required tractor hydraulic connections
Fertilizer identification cards and spread charts
Empty machine net weight, approx.
MDS 10.1 M MDS 12.1 M MDS 12.1 D2 MDS 17.1 M MDS 19.1 M MDS 19.1 D2
32'10" - 59'1" (10 - 18 m) 32'10" - 59'1" (10 - 18 m) 32'10" - 59'1" (10 - 18 m) 33' - 59' (10 - 18 m) 33' - 59' (10 - 18 m) (also ships with a set of 60' - 80' "X" paddles) 33' - 59' (10 - 18 m) (also ships with a set of 60' - 80' "X" paddles)
17.5 ft³ (495 L) 28.3 ft³ (800 L) 28.3 ft³ (800 L) 24.8 ft³ (700 L) 31.8 ft³ (900 L) 31.8 ft³ (900 L)
1,760 lbs (798 kg) 3,080 lbs (1,397 kg) 3,080 lbs (1,397 kg) 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg) 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg) 4,000 lbs (1,814 kg)
36'' (91 cm) 41'' (104 cm) 41'' (104 cm) 37'' (94 cm) 40'' (102 cm) 40'' (102 cm)
42" (107 cm) 55" (140 cm) 55" (140 cm) 75" (190 cm) 75" (190 cm) 75" (190 cm)
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Manual via lever Manual via lever Left and right controlled individually from cab Manual via lever Manual via lever Left and right controlled individually from cab
Up to 550 lbs (250 kg) / min Up to 550 lbs (250 kg) / min Up to 550 lbs (250 kg) / min Up to 550 lbs (250 kg) / min Up to 550 lbs (250 kg) / min Up to 550 lbs (250 kg) / min
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
3-point, Cat. 1 & 2 3-point, Cat. 1 & 2 3-point, Cat. 1 & 2 3-point, Cat. 1 & 2 3-point, Cat. 1 & 2 3-point, Cat. 1 & 2
- - 2 DA - - 2 DA
Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard Standard
419 lbs (190 kg) 441 lbs (200 kg) 441 lbs (200 kg) 463 lbs (210 kg) 506 lbs (230 kg) 506 lbs (230 kg)


Available applications: MDS .1

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