PTO Manure Spreader, 185 CuFt – Manure Spreaders

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185 ft³ PTO Drive Manure Spreader

ABI Classic Spreaders are the uncompromising and most capable compact manure spreaders available. This 185 cuft 4-speed PTO and Hydraulic driven spreader can be pulled with a mid to large sized compact or utility tractor and is ideal for farms with up to 35 horses. With ease of use, serviceability, and safety already built-in by design, the Classic Spreader offers standard features such as 10-gauge COR-TEN steel, fully welded box frame construction, 4-speed variable flow control, 3 beaters for both shredding and spreading, ratcheting hubs, a protective box liner, and poly-lumber flooring. Offered with three assurances in writing. A money-back-guarantee, a 3-year mechanical and construction warranty, and a lifetime poly-lumber flooring warranty. From the ground up, the ABI Classic Spreader is truly a superior spreader! Watch the online video to see how this spreader shreds and evenly spreads horse manure.
185 ft³ PTO Drive Manure Spreader

Simply Works Better

The easy-to-engage levers and pull-ropes, swing-away jack stand, durable apron chain, and safety bumper make the Classic Spreader by ABI a cinch to use. Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that it’s designed to not only be easier to use, but work better than any of the competition! Our innovative variable speed spread and shredding bars ensure a finer, better spread-every time-for a long time!

Built Tougher to Last Longer

We built the Classic Spreader to be tough as a tank, with heavy welded steel construction, rust-resisting coaltar epoxy lining and Rust-Oleum paint, and heavy duty components. Beyond that, we designed the classic spreader to be easy to maintain and service, ensuring it’ll be working hard for many years! And just in case, each Classic Spreader is covered by a hefty warranty!

Healthier Pastures

Manure is an integral part of a healthy farm, and getting it out of the stable and into your pasture is made even safer and easier with the Classic Spreader. With our innovative shred-and-spread design and variable-speed operation, manure is spread more evenly and finely. A finer and more even spread gets the manure’s rich nutrients back into the ground as quickly as possible, which ensures your pastures are safer and healthier for your horses!

Gauge Steel

10

Beater Bars

3

Flow Control Speeds

Variable

Limited Warranty

3-Yr

Built in Lancaster Pennsylvania, by highly skilled craftsman with decades of spreader building experience, these spreaders are crafted for daily farm-use-conditions and made of the most durable components we know of. Materials such as grade-5 bolts, greaseable bearings, oil-impregnated bronze bushings, heavy-duty size 60 roller chain (nearly 1″ wide), T-Rod apron chain, and hardened sprockets ensure longevity. You can judge a spreaders materials and components quality by its overall unit weight, the heavier the better. The ABI spreader weighs nearly 1/3 more than equivalently sized competitors spreaders. Now that is tangible quality you can feel!

Hydraulic Apron Web Variable Flow Control

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.

Shreds & Then Spreads - 3 Beater Bars

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.

Hydraulic End Gate

The Hydraulic End Gate is designed to close off the back end of the manure spreader to prohibit spillage out the back of the spreader into the barn aisle or during transport. The end gate is raised and lowered hydraulically and serves to additionally help deflect flying manure away from the operator and tow vehicle while spreading.

Fines Pan / Litter Pan

For those that leave nothing to chance, the Fines Pan prevents small fines of manure from falling off the back of the spreader and to the ground without first being processed by the beater bar. The pan has a release for easy cleaning and is replaceable. The Fines Pan can also assist in preventing manure from falling out the back of the spreader during loading and transport. A fines pan is highly desired when spreading dry material such a saw dust bedding, wood chip bedding, or dry compost; any type of material with small fines.

ABI spreaders are fully-welded with COR-TEN steel to be tank-tough through and through. Our extremely thick COR-TEN steel provides tremendous longevity without the ridiculous expense of stainless steel. So yes, our spreaders aren’t shiny like your kitchen appliances for good reason: stainless steel is not as structurally sound as COR-TEN. Below we have detailed out why our spreaders are built to outlast the barn; and the competition.

Corrosion-Resistant Steel

We start with extremely thick 10 gauge corrosion-resistant COR-TEN steel construction. Unlike most spreaders, the Classic Spreader is a longterm “one-time” investment which has a fully welded box frame, using thicker steel, for worry-free durability. COR-TEN steel may be exposed to the elements, even unfinished, and rust will not perforate it for decades. With COR-TEN steel, you get the longevity and strength required to build a world-class spreader, without the unneeded additional expense and structural weakness of stainless steel.

Protective Body Liner

The inside of the spreader body is coated with a Coal-Tar-Epoxy liner. The Coal-Tar-Epoxy liner adds an industrial seal to protect from the severe corrosive effects of urine filled manure. Coal-Tar-Epoxies are commonly used to line underground sewage tanks and pipelines, and even protect the hulls of barges in salt water.

Lifetime Poly-Lumber Flooring

The bottom flooring is constructed of extremely thick tongue-and-groove polyvinyl lumber that will never rot, rust, or need replacing. Even better yet, the tongue-and-groove construction prohibits the individual poly-boards from warping, preventing excessive wear or damage to the apron web. This is a premium maintenance free flooring that will last and comes standard with a limited lifetime warranty.

Superior-Quality Craftsmanship & Components

Built in Lancaster Pennsylvania, by highly skilled craftsman with decades of spreader building experience, these spreaders are crafted for daily farm-use-conditions and made of the most durable components we know of. Materials such as grade-5 bolts, greaseable bearings, oil-impregnated bronze bushings, heavy-duty size 60 roller chain (nearly 1″ wide), T-Rod apron chain, and hardened sprockets ensure longevity. You can judge a spreaders materials and components quality by its overall unit weight, the heavier the better. The ABI spreader weighs nearly 1/3 more than equivalently sized competitors spreaders. Now that is tangible quality you can feel!

Rust-Oleum Paint

All steel components are sand-blasted before painting to prime for perfect adhesion. A special Rust-Oleum “Stops-Rust” black gloss paint, which has a long history of preventing rust on steel in acidic environments, is then applied. Unlike powder-coating, this paint is easy to repair and touch-up and moisture cannot get behind it which eliminates the possibility of rust forming under the finish layer.

Capacity

Classic Spreader 185ft3
Heaped Capacity 185 cu ft
Struck Capacity 112 cu ft
# of Horses Up To 35

Features

Classic Spreader 185ft3
Platform Commercial Ag
PTO Driven: Yes
Steel Type: COR-TEN
Steel of Gauge: 10
# of Beaters: 3
In-line Shreddding Beater: Yes
# of Spreading Paddles: 14
# of Shredding Blades: 160
Flow Control Speeds: Variable
Speed Adjustment: Hydraulic
Spray Shield: -
Bed Liner: Yes
Poly Lumber Floor: Yes
Jack Stand: Skid Plate
Tires Flotation
Ratcheting Hubs: -

Min, Vehicle Requirements

Classic Spreader 185ft3
Tractor Type: Utility
Min. Horsepower: 50 hp
Min. Hydraulic Pump: 8 Gal p/min
Utility Vehicle Type: -
Min. CC: -

Weights

Classic Spreader 185ft3
Unit Weight: 3,175 lbs
Shipping Weight: 3,175 lbs
Empty Tongue Weight: 250 lbs

Unit Dimensions

Classic Spreader 185ft3
Total Length: 252" (21')
Total Width: 94" (7' 10")
Total Height: 68" (5' 8")
Box Length: 140" (11' 8")
Box Width: 60" (5')
Box Height: 23" (1' 11")
Box Flared Width: 68" (5' 8")
Loading Height: 53" (4' 5")

Warranty

Classic Spreader 185ft3
Mechanical 36 Months
Workmanship: 36 Months
Poly Lumber Floor: Lifetime

Reviews

I love it! Need to have more videos of it hauling cow manure since it works great on any manure. Cuts my time in half compared to my old manure spreader. Thanks again!