Manure spreaders – a very useful piece of farm machinery

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 crop matter. In addition, it is not only an inexpensive, but also an environmentally friendly way to remove manure.

Types of manure spreaders

Typical spreaders look like trailers with swivels and are generally designed to be towed by tractors. The mechanism can be ground-actuated or require power take-off. Smaller units can be towed by compact tractors or even ATVs, and it is also possible to find truck-mounted spreaders. In the past, spreaders were designed to be pulled by a horse and allowed a thin layer of dry manure to be deposited in fields. Today, new and used machines of this type can distribute not only solid waste but also liquid waste or in the form of sludge.

Where to buy used manure spreaders?

When looking for used muck spreaders or other used farm equipment for sale, it’s best to check online classifieds. Specialized websites allow you to quickly locate available machinery in your area and review numerous offers in no time. If you prefer, you can also find a dealer near you or check the availability and cost of spare parts. The Internet is also a great source of information (forums, blogs) where you can find many advice from farmers and distributors on the models or brands that interest you.

If you are patient and careful, you will definitely find used farm machinery that could be as good as new, but much cheaper.