Testing Diesel-Powered Fertilizer Spreaders From a Helicopter | Diesel Brothers


[ ENGINE POWERING UP ] LET’S FILL THIS BUCKET
WITH SOME FERTILIZER. WE’RE UP AT 100%. JUST GETTING
READY TO PICK HER UP. MOMENT OF TRUTH, BOTHER.
TIME TO SEE IF THIS STUFF
YOU BUILT WORKS. LET’S DO IT. WE KNOW THAT WE GOT
ALL THE MATH RIGHT. WE RAN THE NUMBERS.
GOT ALL THE CALCULATIONS DOWN TO EXACTLY
WHERE THEY NEEDED TO BE. BUT WHEN YOU
PUT THIS THING UNDERNEATH AN ACTUAL
FLYING HELICOPTER FILLED WITH WEIGHT,
AND FLY OUT ACROSS THE FOREST, LIKE,
TOTALLY DIFFERENT STORY. CROSSING MY FINGERS
THAT EVERYTHING GOES THE WAY IT’S
SUPPOSED TO. ♪♪ AS WE PICKED UP,
AND STARTED FLYING, YOU FELT THAT HUGE, TREMENDOUS
LOAD OF LINE BEHIND YOU. YOU COULD LITERALLY FEEL THE
MACHINE WORKING, AND SWEATING. IT’S A PRETTY
UNIQUE FEELING. WELL, WE’RE DEFINITELY ABLE
TO FILL HER TO THE MAX… -YEAH.
-…WHICH IS GREAT. ♪♪ THIS AREA, RIGHT UP HERE,
IS ABOUT 18-, 20-YEAR-OLD TREES. THAT’S THE AREA THAT
WE’RE GONNA BE APPLYING. WE WANT A NICE,
UNIFORM APPLICATION, SO THAT ALL THE TREES GET THE
FOOD AND NUTRIENTS THEY NEED, SO THEY GROW EVENLY. WELL, THE BUCKETS
ARE OFFICIALLY AIRBORNE. AND EVEN THOUGH
WE’VE TESTED THEM, IT WAS REALLY ONLY A HANDFUL OF
PEANUTS THAT WE PUT THROUGH IT. AND THAT IS
COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO RUNNING THOUSANDS OF POUNDS
OF FERTILIZER THROUGH THEM
AT HIGH SPEED, WHILE THEY’RE 300, 400, 500 FEET
OFF THE GROUND, FLYING OVER THE FOREST. SO, WE’RE HOPING
FOR THE BEST. ALL RIGHT. WE’RE JUST
COMING OVER TARGET. ♪♪ WHEN WE DROP THAT MATERIAL,
WE WANT TO GIVE AN EVEN SPREAD OF THE MATERIAL
TO THE WHOLE FOREST. ALL THE TREES ARE HUNGRY. OH, THAT’S A
GREAT PATTERN. ♪♪ THE DIESEL ENGINES
REALLY ARE PERFORMING. THAT TORQUE DIFFERENCE MEANS THAT WE CAN COVER
A WIDER SLA. THAT MEANS WE CAN PUT OUT
MORE MATERIAL IN A SHORTER AMOUNT OF TIME,
WHICH MEANS EFFICIENCY. HANGING OUT THE WINDOW,
AND WATCHING THE PERFECT, UNIFORM CURTAIN
SPREADING OUT OVER THE FOREST, THAT WAS
A GOOD FEELING. ♪♪ I’VE GOT A GREAT FUEL TRUCK
TO SUPPORT THE [INDISTINCT]. I’VE GOT TWO STRONG,
FANTASTIC BUCKETS. AND REALLY,
I HAVE EVERYTHING I NEED RIGHT HERE ON
THE JOB SITE. AND THAT WAS
A TALL ORDER. AND HEAVY
HIT IT OUT OF THE PARK.

13 thoughts on “Testing Diesel-Powered Fertilizer Spreaders From a Helicopter | Diesel Brothers

  1. I see a problem: The fan belt of the drive train is open and directly exposed to the fertilizer. Rubber is sensitive to fertilizer .

  2. Can a image sent to a phone stop pollution ? I have a EPA lab test that says I can. Let's do a challenge!!

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