Compost is a key ingredient to produce higher yields and is absolutely essential as an amendment between succession plantings.
Applying compost to planting beds is also a time-consuming job -- until now. Spreader can be pulled with either a 2 wheel tractor, Lawn Tractor or ATV/UTV.
The Spreader saves time, effort and energy while increasing distribution efficiency. Forget about wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes! The Spreader lays down a regulated depth of compost with 13 settings ranging from 1/8” to 1”. The width is 30” -- perfect for 30”-wide growing beds. And the distance between the spreader’s wheels is 35.5”, so it can effectively straddle 30'' raised beds up to 6" tall (roughly). How high a raised bed it can straddle will depend upon several factors such as how wide the bed is, tractor and tire height/size on tractor, position of tow coupler connection point, whether or not tractor wheels are extended outside the bed, etc. This spreader is scaled very well for farms up to 1 acre or so. For larger acreages, one could consider a model with a larger bed which we can special order. Contact us for further info.
Mechanically, the all-terrain lug tires drive a full-width, heavy-duty rubber conveyor belt, allowing the compost to evenly discharge from the front of the spreader. Once the end gate sets the spread depth, the unit continues spreading to the desired depth regardless of tractor speed. Activating a lever on the operator's side of the unit stops the belt at the end of the row, avoiding spillage while turning around or transporting.
The Spreader can handle all types of amendments, from compost to sand, making it ideal for landscapers and farmers alike.
Made in the USA, the Spreader is manufactured by a firm specializing in spreaders -- located in New Holland, PA.
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