Unlike most competitors, the 185 cu, ft, ABI Classic Manure spreaders feature the ability to hydraulically control the flow rate of manure being pushed to the back beaters for spreading. Flow control is accomplished by speeding up or slowing down the apron web, that feeds manure to the back beaters, independently of the PTO speed. This control enables the operator to either empty the manure as fast as possible or apply controlled amounts of manure to specific areas to maximize its' fertilizer value. Variable flow control also enables this spreader to handle a wider range of manure, as manure consistency can change depending on manure type, bedding material, stage of decomposition, and weather, without causing damage or additional maintenance to the spreader. On the 185 PTO model, the apron web speed is adjusted via a hydraulic switch. A high speed clean-out mode is also provided.
The 185 cu. ft. model is equipped standard with 3 beater bars. Two designed to shred manure and the other designed to spread it evenly. The shredder beaters, with 160 shredding blades, is geared slower than the wide spread beater to maximize shredding power. The spreading beater is expertly designed to further breakdown the manure and evenly distribute it on the ground. The 185 cu. ft. manure spreader has 14 large wide spread paddles. Shredding before spreading and then evenly spreading over a wide swath, exposes more manure surface to sunlight which allows it to dry and decompose far more quickly. Owning an ABI manure spreader that both shreds manure before it spreads and also controls the amount of manure being applied to the ground, enables the horse owner to help maintain an eco-balanced pasture. An eco-balanced pasture can help reduce colic, increase pasture turn efficiency rates, help produce more vigorous grass growth, and reduce odor & flies around the farm.