Story: Topdressing

Aircraft fertiliser hopper

Aircraft fertiliser hopper

This fertiliser hopper has been removed from a topdressing aircraft to so that flow rates can be measured. The hopper is being filled at the top by a fertiliser loader – the curved panel fits the top of the aircraft fuselage. At the lower side of the hopper are the hopper doors that open to release the fertiliser.

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John Maber, 'Topdressing - Origins of aerial topdressing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16555/aircraft-fertiliser-hopper (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by John Maber, published 24 Nov 2008