User’s Guide and Parts Manual

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Notch Plate and Tongue Installation

Some ABI Ground Drive Spreaders require Notch Plate and/or Tongue Installation after arrival. Tongue installation will require two people for easy installation. Detailed instructions are found in the video above.

You will find these notch plates attached to the tongue of the spreader that is found inside the bed (see below pictures). The notch plate with 5 slots attaches onto the left side and the notch plate with 2 slots attaches to the right side.

Pictures show location of plates
Ground Drive Manure Spreader
Ground Drive Manure Spreader
Ground Drive Manure Spreader
General Maintenance Tips
  • Grease Spreader after every 30 uses.
  • Remember to oil or lubricate the chains.
  • The tension on the apron chain should give you about 3″ in slack when lifted while standing at the center of the bed.
  • Tire air pressure should be 40 psi.
  • Remember to wash unit to keep it from corrosion.
Maintenance and Adjustment Videos

How to find lubrication points – ABI Ground Drive Manure Spreader

How to adjust a web chain – ABI Ground Drive Manure Spreader

Beater bar chain tension and spring adjustment – ABI Ground Drive Manure Spreader

How to adjust a star wheel gap – ABI Ground Drive Spreader

How to replace the web drive keyway – ABI Ground Drive Spreader

How to adjust the tension on the wide spread chain – ABI Ground Drive Spreader

Optional End Gate and Fines Pan

The optional manual end gate can be purchased to help prevent manure from flowing to the back while in its down position. While the end gate is in the up position you can protect yourself slightly from the rogue manure being flown forwards occasionally.

The optional fines pan helps collect the manure that did not get put through the spreader which then would fall to the ground.

Warranty Information

ABI Manure Spreaders are covered by ABI’s Performance Guarantee and a 3 Year Limited warranty.