2008 - Volume #32, Issue #2, Page #26[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
They Spread Straw With Manure Spreader
Big square bales can sometimes be difficult to spread around a pen and we couldn't justify a new machine to do it. So we started using a manure spreader. The spreader can be set at whatever speed you wish as you unload the straw around the field or pen, spreading it smoothly and consistently, either thickly or thinly. This is much easier than trying to flake it off by hand and one person can do the job. We used to put the big bales on a flat-bed feed truck, but it always took one person to drive the truck and one or two more to flake it off. With the manure spreader, the straw is churned up and spread out much more effectively and much, much faster.
One person can spread three or four bales in several pens and fields in the time it used to take three people to spread just one bale.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Heather Thomas, P.O. Box 215, Salmon, Idaho 83467 (ph 208 756-2841).
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