The first manure spreaders were designed in 1891 in the United States, and since then they have been indispensable in the process of supplying crops or improving soil quality with fertilizer or organic growing matter. What is more it is not only economical, but also environmentally-friendly way of manure disposal.
Types of manure spreaders
Typical spreaders look like trailers with rotating mechanisms, and are usually designed to be towed by tractors. The mechanism can be ground driven or require power-take-off. Smaller units can be pulled by compact tractors or even ATVs, and it is also possible to come across truck mounted spreaders. In the past spreaders were designed to be pulled by a horse and enabled to put down a thin layer of dried manure into fields. Nowadays, new and used machinery of that type can distribute not only solid waste but also liquid-based or slurry wastes.
Where to buy used manure spreaders?
When looking for used manure spreaders or other used agricultural machinery for sale, it is best to look through online classifieds. Specialist websites allow you to quickly locate available machinery in your area and go through numerous offers in a short time. If you prefer, you can also find a dealer close by or check the availability and cost of spare parts. The Internet is also a great source of information (forums, blogs) where you can find lots of advice from farmers and dealers on the models or brands you are interested in.
If you are patient and careful, you will definitely find some used agricultural machinery that could be as good as new, but much cheaper.