My nieces and nephews are getting older and don't think it to cool anymore to ride in the wagon and spread manure so I thought about make a spreader. Anybody ever tried making one ? Tractor supply has one but it $999
Homemade Manure Spreader
Posted February 01, 2018 - 12:56 AM
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 06:38 AM
I guess you don't have a large amount to do ?. I've seen those smaller ones on cl but still around $500 . Looks like there's a lot of moving parts on those . maybe someone figured a way to do small amounts . Could an old salt/ fertilizer spreader have some of the features that you will need ?
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 10:38 AM
Definitely would want it PTO driven. Those belt driven from the rear wheel type are OK for dry loose material only. Who has dry loose manure ? When they get into the heavier stuff the wheel just slides and you end up forking it off by had anyway. Neighbor bought one used it twice for goat manure. Then came and borrowed mine.
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Posted February 01, 2018 - 10:47 AM
The parts and pieces needed to build the floor drag and slinger will get expensive. I would go with a gravity wagon type thing that drops into a harrow
Posted May 02, 2018 - 02:13 PM
find an old ground drive like the McCormick 100 that was built for use behind a cub. I have used mine behind several garden tractors and even behind the ponies. does a nice job even on packed manure.
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