Apex XB20 Straw Blower

Product features

Apex XB20

For landscaping, construction, erosion control, land reclamation, and more, the XB20 is setting the standard in heavy duty, commercial straw blowers — delivering up to 20 tons of straw per hour and featuring one of the highest material capacities in the industry.

Product Specifications

EngineYanmar 72hp (53.7kW) 4TNV98CT-NVT turbo-charged diesel engine.
Engine Safety SystemSelf-diagnosing engine control with automatic low oil pressure,high water temperature, automatic derate, and shut-off alerts.
CapacityDischarges an average of 20 straw tons per hour.
Fuel Tank Capacity20 Gallon (75 L)
DriveTough power band belt drives the blower fan, and hydraulically-driven, variable speed control comes standard on the feed chute roll and chain.
Flail8 removable beater chains quickly disperses straw from the 13 cu ft. (368 L) chamber and can handle both 2-string or 3-string rectangular bales.
BlowerOver 185 mph (298 kph), 6-blade blower includes a dynamically-balanced, 30” (76 cm) diameter fan.
Feed TrayHydraulic, variable speed conveyor chain comes with adjustable elevation and extension to match a variety of vehicles.
Discharge HeadInnovative ball bearing and gas spring counter balance mounted chute delivers 40 degrees of vertical elevation and 359 degrees of horizontal rotation.
RangeDelivers straw up to 90 ft (27.4 m) under average conditions.
Dust SuppressionApply 115 gallons of water at 5 GPM using 4 wide-spray nozzles and our dual tank system with intuitive flow-control mounted at the operators finger tips to easily suppress dust over large areas.
Operator StationEasy-to-adjust, padded seat comes with folding armrests for optimal operator comfort and flexibility. An easy-to-read operator control panel displays crucial engine information digitally so the operator can monitor throttle, engine start/stop, horn, and full discharge chute control. The centrally-located power feed control and clutch lever is also within easy reach for added safety and security.
Operator SafetyThe feed tray is designed with easy-access emergency shutdown buttons and all access doors include safety interlock switches.
LightsDOT-compliant highway lights and flashing warning lights
BrakesElectric brakes include a breakaway switch for optimal safety.
AxleDurable 6,000 lb (2,760 kg) tandem rubber torsion axles
TiresST22/90D16 load range E tires
HitchHeavy-duty tow eye
Weight4,760 lbs (3,584 kg)
Length16’ (4.9 m)
Width7’ 10” (2.4 m)
Height8’ 4” (2.6 m)

Adjustable Discharge Head

The XB20 straw blower's innovative adjustable discharge head provides flexibility and reach with its 40 degrees of vertical elevation paired with nearly 360 degrees of horizontal rotation — so you can reach every inch of the job site with ease and precision.

The ball bearing mount on the discharge head provides smooth, easy operation to apply straw in almost any direction.

Hydraulic Feed Tray

The XB20 straw spreader's variable speed, hydraulic conveyor chain includes variable speed control for enhanced performance and handling of both 2-string and 3-string rectangular bales of straw or hay. The included tray has both adjustable elevation and extension to meet the bed of just about any truck or supply vehicle to make loading simple.

Dust Suppression

A truly flexible workhorse, the XB20 straw blowing machine comes standard with two equalized water tanks with 115-gallon total capacity, which means you can apply straw while reducing dust for one easy, seamless process.

The 5 GPM pump features adjustable flow control at the operator station, and includes 4 wide-spray nozzles that deliver 360 degree dust suppression at the job site for complete, uniform coverage and effective dust control and suppression from your straw blowing machine.

Long Distance Straw Blowing

Its high torque and rugged design help the XB20 effectively spread straw at a reliable 90-foot discharge distance in still conditions. This distance capacity means you can easily cover large job sites quickly, and with a small team of people for the most efficient commercial straw blowing available.

Operator Controls

Designed to be both comfortable and intuitive to use, the XB20's operator station has a control panel that displays all the necessary information such as digital engine information, throttle, engine engagement, horn, and full discharge head control. Its centrally-located power feed and clutch lever mean you have everything you need to operate the straw blower at arms reach.

An adjustable padded seat with folding arm rests and seat belt comes standard for comfort, efficiency, and to help maintain the safety of the operator.


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