Dubbed “America’s Favorite Manure Spreader” you can’t go wrong with any models from Newer Spreader.
Each model is ground driven with a very simple operation – there is an engagement lever on each wheel that can be tapped when you are ready to spread. It takes about 200-300 feet to be emptied.
Any vehicle that can reach speeds of at least 5 MPH and with 10-15 HP is recommended, including an ATV, garden tractor, or even golf cart.
With the smallest unit measuring 6ft x 4ft x 24in, and the largest measuring 6ft x 4ft x 31in, rest assured that they will comfortably fit through the vast majority of stall doors.
Solid, Lightweight Construction
Aluminum, stainless steel, and galvanized steel is used in each spreader’s construction. Each spreader is equipped with tractor tread solid tires for better durability and to make flat tires a thing of the past.
The largest unit, the Model 225, weighs no more than 120 lbs.
No chains or belts are to be found on New Spreader units, which greatly reduces the likelihood of one breaking down and being put out of action.
Newer Spreader Models Comparison Table
Country Manufacturing Model 600 Manure Spreader
Another manure spreader we recommend is the 350 lbs Country Manufacturing Model 600 Manure Spreader.
It is a good option if you want a spreader with a larger capacity thanks to its 6ft long x 2.5ft wide x 1.5ft high load bed.
The unit is ground driven. Any 10 HP vehicle can pull the spreader with ease, such as a lawn tractor or ATV.
While the 600 Manure Spreader can handle a generous 25 bushels, it is still only 46 inches wide, so will be accommodate most stall doors. However, it is still a beast of a unit that is comparable to larger, more expensive spreaders thanks to its rugged construction and ability to provide extra strength where needed.
Important Features to Consider
Ask yourself the following questions:
How much manure you will need to spread?
How many stalls/horses do you have?
How much of the day are they in the stalls?
How far away from the stalls is the area where you will spread?
How often will you spread?
Ground Drive vs. PTO Powered
We’re partial to ground driven manure spreaders because they are easier to connect and use with smaller tow vehicles.
PTO driven units may be the better choice when you need more power and are working with snow cover frozen ground or otherwise very tough terrain. However, PTO units can also be dangerous, especially for the inexperienced and if you have kids around. Even for seasoned farmers, all it takes is for one moment of absent mindedness for an accident to occur.
Fences or Stalls Width Restrictions
Knowing the right capacity you need is one thing, but make sure that you also keep the width of your stalls and fences in mind, or you will end up with an expensive piece of machinery that serves little purpose.
Manure spreaders aren’t cheap. The last thing you want is to spend all that money to have one break down and be put out of action when you need to spread the most. Then there’s the repair costs to think about.
It’s therefore usually a good idea to purchase a unit that has been manufactured in the USA instead of an imported knock-off. All New Spreader units and the Country Manufacturing Model 600 have been manufactured in the USA.