I had been looking for a way to spread sawdust for a while. I saw these on the manufacturers web site (https://www.newerspreader.com/) a while back, but the price tag ($995 for the cheapest model) kept me from even thinking about it.
For the last couple of weeks I've been driving by what I thought was a little dump cart. Last Friday I decided to stop and take a look at it. I ended up paying $300 and bringing it home.
This is the companies smaller model. It's 5 years old and has barely been used. It was ready for a little maintenance, so I spent about 45 minutes on it before putting it away.
The axle was beginning to rust and the wheels were on backwards(forward facing, for a drive axle), so I cleaned both sides, greased it and the bearings, and put the wheels on right(rear facing, for a driven axle).
I put a little sawdust in it to see what kind of flow rate it has. It worked very well and put down an even 1/2" layer. I wanted to be able to put it on a little thicker, so I used my drill and made the non-adjustable gate on the small model that allows material to flow out into an adjustable gate. That is an $80 option from the factory.
Edited by freedhardwoods, August 20, 2015 - 03:07 AM.