Advanced Ground Drive System
Unlike many other spreaders, the ABI Manure Spreader provides constant power to the apron chain and beater bars via an advanced ground drive system, even during tight turns on rough pastures. When looking at the spreader control levers, the right wheel drives the rear beaters system, while the left wheel drives the apron chain. However, both wheels work in unison, similar to a locking differential on a truck, to maximize traction and prevent the apron and beaters from running at incompatible speeds, preventing damage. The ratcheting hubs enable the wheels to move in reverse, without turning the apron or beaters, protecting moving parts from damage, preventing the chain from jumping sprockets, and stopping manure from being thrown onto the tow vehicle and operator! This system allows ABI spreaders to spread in almost any condition, even on frozen ground!