Nov 102007

Newer Spreader for manure

The Newer Spreader is a small manure spreader that can be drawn by a compact tractor or riding mower. These small spreaders seem to be aimed primarily at the horse farm market, where the volume of manure is lower than with, say, beef or dairy cattle. On the small farm, they look good for spreading smaller areas, particularly if you don’t use the big tractor gear required for the larger spreaders. They’re ground-driven, which means the spreading action is determined by the speed at which the wheels turn as they’re being pulled (larger spreaders are usually PTO-driven, connected directly to the engine, and the spreading action is not determined by tractor movement). I haven’t tried one yet, but this class of spreaders looks promising.

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