PTO Spreader

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  1. doc623

    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    Being limited in my knowledge in tractors and implements;
    is there such a thing as a pto driven 3 pt hitch fertilizer spreader?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Gary in ohio

    Gary in ohio Well-Known Member Supporter

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  3. rambler

    rambler Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yup, Herd is a good name, there are many other companies that import an Italian model & slap their name on it. (I just got one at a consignment auction, hope to use it this coming week.....) If you go to the Worksaver web page you can find an on-line manual, get an idea of what they will do.

    Most are in the 500 lb size, and will spread many small seeds, as well as some spreading fertilizer & lime. You are money ahead to get a model with an agitator to keep the fertilizer flowing if that is the bulk of your work. Fert & especially lime like to 'bridge' over the openning & stop flowing.

    If you need bigger, there are pto powered trailers that han handle up to several tons of fertilizer. Let us know what scale you are looking for. :)

    --->Paul
     
  4. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You can buy small one bushel size spreaders that just bolt to the draw bar. That size is good for sowing grass seed.
     
  5. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Bogballe is another, mines old but works fine. Odd name but I think that's spelled correctly. Keep them clean or they'll rust quickly.
     
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    caballoviejo Well-Known Member

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    Paul, you're not talking about the little propeller-like agitator that spins just above the opening are you - cause what you say about clogging happens very fast in both lime and even slightly humid fertilizer.

    Is there some additional agitator that will let me spread ag lime from a 500lb cone type (Italian) spreader?
     
  8. rambler

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    On the Worksaver pages, I found the following:

    http://www.worksaver.com/seedman/csman.html

    If you click on the bottom link about the 'agitator' parts, you will get a diagram & part number. I have no idea if this fits your or my model exactly, but it's something? If the link doesn't work (it was a frame, not sure you will get it right) then go to the worksaver.com page,click on seeders/spreaders on the left side,& click on the parts list of the first set of models.

    I am printing out the manual, brochure, & parts diagrams right now as a matter of fact. :) 17 pages I think.

    --->Paul
     
  9. doc623

    doc623 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input.
    Am looking for something smaller than the 500# size.