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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 01:36 AM

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).
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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.

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Edited by freedhardwoods, August 20, 2015 - 03:07 AM.

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 03:35 AM

That's cool!


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 05:45 AM

Do you think it would spread grass clippings ? Noel
Neat spreader.

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 08:48 AM

Purty neat!



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Posted August 20, 2015 - 08:59 AM

That is cool. It would be great to have one. No more trying to spread evenly by hand.

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Posted August 20, 2015 - 12:44 PM

Do you think it would spread grass clippings ? Noel
Neat spreader.

I might get a chance to try it in a day or two. The po said it doesn't do very good with straw.


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Posted August 20, 2015 - 01:37 PM

Nice find!  I think I see another project in my future.



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Posted August 21, 2015 - 05:50 PM

I tried grass clippings today. Mowed yesterday, raked today, so they were pretty dry. I think wet grass might feed faster.

 

I forgot about it until I was putting things away. I pulled the spreader out by hand, filled it about level full, and pulled it to the garden. It emptied out the front in about 50 or 60 feet. The back half wasn't feeding out very good at all. Then it dawned on me that because I was pulling it by hand, I was holding the hitch about 1 1/2 feet higher than it would be if hooked up to a drawbar. That meant the back was almost flat. I stooped down and the back started feeding out pretty good.

 

It wasn't a perfect test, but it does spread clippings pretty good.

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