All our Joint Venture spreading operations are Spreadmark registered with certified machinery and trained operators, using the latest HawkEye technology capable of variable rate application, and providing proof of placement maps.

We are committed to health and safety in the workplace, and adopt best practice health and safety measures. Our highest priority is making sure our people go home from work healthy and safe.

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Regional Service Contacts

Spreading Northland

Spreading Northland was formed in 2010 as a joint venture between Ravensdown and Williamson Spreaders and Cartage Ltd.

Based out of our Dargaville store, Spreading Northland service north to Kaikohe, east to Whangarei, and south to Wellsford.

Spreading Northland operate four full time trucks, plus a specialised mini spreader for lighter soils and crop work.

Contact Details

P: 09 439 4950
M: 027 499 2530
A: 14 Day Street, Dargaville

Spreading FBT

Spreading FBT was formed in June 2004 when Ravensdown partnered with Freight and Bulk Transport to create Spreading FBT.

The main Spreading FBT operation is based in New Plymouth, servicing north to Urenui, and south to Opunake and Stratford.

There are four spreaders based in Okato, three in New Plymouth/Inglewood, and one based at our Stratford Store.

Contact Details

P: 06 759 2150
A: Katere Road, New Plymouth

Spreading Sandford - Auroa

Spreading Sandford was founded in April 2004 as a joint venture between Ravensdown and Sandford Bros initially servicing central, coastal, and southern Taranaki.

Since 2004, the operation has grown with the acquisition of additional spreading companies, including: Whanganui in 2005, Rae Brothers and Rural Bulk Spreading in 2006, and Tait & McKenzie and Buckleys in 2013.

Today Spreading Sandford provides quality spreading services from South Taranaki through to Hawke's Bay, and has local depots in Auroa, Hawera, Kakaramea, Waverley, Wanganui, Bulls, Feilding, Mangatainoka, Featherston, and Napier.

Contact Details

P: 0800 707 404
A: 2118 Skeet Road, Manaia

Spreading Sandford - Napier (Rae Brothers)

Rae Bros was purchased from an existing operator by Spreading Sandford in December 2006.

The main operation is based at our Awatoto works in Napier. Trucks work north to Wairoa, and south to Waipukurau.

Contact Details

P: 06 835 9572
A: 808 Waitangi Road, Napier

Spreading Sandford - Bulls (Rural Bulk Spreading)

Rural Bulk Spreaders was purchased by Spreading Sandford in March 2007. The original owner, David Thomson, now manages the business for Spreading Sandford.

They have four spreaders based in Bulls. The area they cover is South Whanganui, Rangitikei, north to Taihape, and south to Shannon in the Manawatu.

Contact Details

P: 06 322 1774
A: 32 Watson Street, Bulls

Spreading Sandford - Wairarapa

Spreading Sandford Wairarapa was purchased from two existing operators in March 2013.

The main operation is based out of our Featherston consignment store. There are two spreaders based in Featherston and one based at Mangatainoka.

Spreading Sandford Wairarapa covers Dannevirke, Mangatianoka, Eketahuna, Masterton, Featherston and Wellington.

Contact Details

P: 06 308 9658
A: 70 Harrison Street, Featherston

Spreading Sandford - Whanganui

Spreading Sandford Whanganui was purchased from an existing operator in 2005.

The main operation is based out of our Whanganui store. There are three spreaders based in Whanganui, and one based at Waverley.

Spreading Sandford Whanganui cover Patea through to Bulls, and north to Raetihi.

Contact Details

P: 06 343 8640
A: Brunswick Road, Whanganui

Spreading Canterbury

Spreading Canterbury was formed in 2008 when Ravensdown partnered with Palmers Transport to create Spreading Canterbury.

SCL run 12 Scania spreading trucks that operate Canterbury wide with accurate in-cab technology. The trucks are Spreadmark certified with experienced and friendly drivers. SCL provide proof of placement through Hawkeye, variable rate applications, liquid nitrogen + gibberellic acid applicator and a specialist crop truck on narrow wheels.

The team based in Southbridge manage an efficient and organised scheduling system to provide the best service to their clients.

Contact Details

P: 03 324 2082
M: 027 487 5639
A: 6 Wilson Street, Southbridge

Mainland Spreading - Aoraki


Mainland Spreading Aoraki was formed in 2015 when Ravensdown partnered with Mainland Groundspread Services.

The main operation is based in Oamaru, with multiple spreader units servicing North Otago, South Canterbury, and the Mackenzie basin.

Mainland Spreading has a range of specialist spreaders including inter-row cropping capabilities, minimising crop damage, and applying a competitive side-dressing application.

Contact Details

P: 03 439 5501
M: 021 272 0860
F: 03 439 5521
A: 141 Weston - Ngapara Road, Oamaru

Mainland Spreading - Otago

Mainland Spreading Otago was formed in 2015 when Advanced Spreading partnered with Mainland Groundspread Services.

The main operation is based in Milton, with with multiple spreader units servicing Lawrence, Milton, Taieri, Balclutha, Clinton, Clydevale, and the Central Otago areas.

Contact Details

M: 027 439 9768
A: 11 Constitution Avenue, Milton