Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25 50, & 65 CuFt – Compact Manure Spreaders

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25, 50, & 65 ft³ Ground Drive Manure Spreader

ABI Classic Spreaders are the uncompromising and most capable compact manure spreaders available. These 4-speed ground driven spreaders can be pulled with a garden tractor or ATV and are ideal for farms with up to 11 horses. With ease of use, serviceability, and safety already built-in by design, the Classic Spreader offers standard features such as 12-gauge COR-TEN steel, fully welded box frame construction, 4-speed variable flow control, 2 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! Learn more about the most capable atv utv compact spreaders available.
25, 50, & 65 ft³ Ground Drive Manure Spreader

Simply Works Better

The easy-to-engage levers, 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

12

Beater Bars

2

Flow Control Speeds

4

Limited Warranty

3-Yr / Life

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!

4-Speed Variable Flow Control

Unlike most competitors, all ABI Classic Manure spreaders feature the ability to control the flow rate of manure being applied to the ground with 4 different speeds. Flow control is accomplished by speeding up or slowing down the apron web, that feeds manure to the back beaters, independently of ground speed. The speeds are adjusted via the front lever and 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. And finally having 4-speeds encourage an eco-balanced pasture by enabling a slow manure feed rate and high beater spin rate for fine shredding and spreading.

Shreds & Then Spreads - 2 Beater Bars

The Classic Spreader models are equipped standard with 2 beater bars. One designed to shred manure and the other designed to spread it evenly. The shredder beater, with 32 shredding blades, is geared slower than the wide spread beater to maximize shredding power. The shredder “hood” fits over top the shredder beater bar, this ensures the manure is shredded before it is spread. The spreading beater is expertly designed to further breakdown the manure and evenly distribute it on the ground. The 25 cu. ft. manure spreader has 8 spreading paddles and the 50 & 65 cu. ft. spreaders have 10 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.

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. The right wheel drives the apron chain and the left wheel drives the beater bars (in relationship to the tow vehicle), however both wheels also work in unison to maximize traction and prevent the apron and beaters from running at incompatible speeds, preventing damage. This works similar in concept to a locking differential on a truck and forces both wheels to turn in unison, regardless of the traction (or lack thereof) available to either wheel individually. In addition to a heavy unit weight, this systems allows ABI spreaders to spread in most any condition, even on frozen ground. The ratcheting hubs allow the wheels to move in reverse, without turning the apron or beaters, protecting moving parts from damage, preventing the chain from jumping sprockets, and preventing manure from being thrown onto the tow vehicle and operator!

Wheeled Jack Stand

The Wheeled Jack Stand is intended to make it easier to manually maneuver ABI’s 25, 50, & 65 cu.ft. Classic Spreaders when not connected to a tow vehicle on flat ground. This is ideal for pulling the machine through a barn aisle for stall loading or maneuvering into a tight area for storage.

Manual End Gate

The Manual 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 manually by hand 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 12 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 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Heaped Capacity 25 cu ft 50 cu ft 65 cu ft
Struck Capacity 15 cu ft 29 cu ft 39 cu ft
# of Horses Up To 4 Up To 8 Up To 11

Features

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Platform Compact Compact Compact
PTO Driven: Yes Yes Yes
Steel Type: COR-TEN COR-TEN COR-TEN
Steel of Gauge: 12 12 12
# of Beaters: 2 2 2
# of Spreading Paddles: 8 10 10
# of Shredding Blades: 32 32 32
Flow Control Speeds: 4 4 4
Speed Adjustment: Lever Lever Lever
Spray Shield (optional): Yes Yes Yes
Bed Liner: Yes Yes Yes
Poly Lumber Floor: Yes Yes Yes
Jack Stand: Dolly Wheel Dolly Wheel Dolly Wheel
Tires Ag Traction Ag Traction Ag Traction
Ratcheting Hubs: Yes Yes Yes

Min, Vehicle Requirements

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Tractor Type: Mower Sub & Compact Sub & Compact
Min. Horsepower: 18 hp 22 hp 25 hp
Utility Vehicle Type: ATV, UTV ATV, UTV Large ATV, UTV
Min. CC: 350cc 550cc 600cc (4WD)

Weights

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Unit Weight: 680 lbs 825 lbs 947 lbs
Shipping Weight: 854 lbs 1,001 lbs 1,225 lbs

Unit Dimensions

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Total Length: 110" (9' 2") 132" (11') 151" (12' 7")
Total Width: 48" (4') 54" (4'6") 58" (4' 10")
Total Height: 43" (3' 7") 43" (3' 7") 54" (4' 6")
Box Length: 60" (5') 76" (6' 4") 84" (7')
Box Width: 28" (2' 4") 35" (2' 11") 35" (2' 11")
Box Height: 16" (1' 4") 19" (1' 7") 19" (1' 7")
Box Flared Width: 33" (2' 9") 40" (3' 4") 40" (3' 4")
Loading Height: 33" (2' 9") 34" (2' 10") 36" (3')

Warranty

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Mechanical 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Workmanship: 36 Months 36 Months 36 Months
Poly Lumber Floor: Lifetime Lifetime Lifetime

Reviews

I wanted to drop a line to say that my classic spreader arrived in perfect condition although I thought I would need the jaws of life to extricate it from the pallet. Apparently your shipping department is trying to keep pace with the high standards of quality as your manufacturing folks. I have 38 years manufacturing experience working with industrial equipment and I have to say your equipment is some of the best I have seen. Design, materials and construction are all top notch. In a world full of low quality imported crap it warmed my heart to see the superb American craftsmanship and pride in your equipment. After hours of fondling and admiring this show quality implement I was almost sad to use it for its intended purpose but after the first load was distributed I am super pleased with my purchase. Please let the folks at ABI know they have exceeded another customer's expectations.
Love my ABI. Have had the 25 cu manure spreader for three years now and love it! We are on 5 acres with three adult horses and a yearling. It works great. It does need to get refilled often when spreading, which makes my husband wish I would have gotten a bigger one, but I like to use our 4 wheeler to pull it instead of a tractor.
Quality equipment. I've been using the 25 spreader for several months now on a daily basis and couldn't be happier with the quality of workmanship and how well this machine does its job. I recommend this to anyone who wants to to add a quality piece of equipment to their operation at a very reasonable price. I compared the others on the market and they were inferior to this piece of equipment yet their prices were higher. One of the best purchases I've ever made
Great machine. We love our spreader. We have owned it for over a year. It works as hard as we do. We clean 15 to 20 stalls everyday and it has never missed a beat.
Awesome machine! Every year for the past 20 years I have composted the manure from 12 tons of hay, and 2 tons of straw bedding used through the winter, for 3-5 horses and now goats, putting some on the garden and unevenly spreading the rest by dumping it slowly from the tractor bucket. I will still have to compost what I clean out when there is deep snow on the ground, but when conditions are drivable I will be able to spread much of it without composting. I spread that pile Ñ not as huge since it was completely composted Ñ yesterday in a few hours. I donÕt have an ATV or spare tractor, so I spent more time unhooking and hooking back up to use the towing tractor for loading it, and opening and closing the gate to prevent goat escapees, than I did in spreading. It is so easy to attach and unhook Ñ the lightness of the front end makes it easy to nudge into place if you are a little off. The 50 holds 4 of my 24-hp tractor buckets with a little help from a rake to spread/fill it evenly. It is so simple and easy to use. Just move two
This was a very good experience. The people at ABI give you that "Wow" experience as well as a quality product. They make sure the customer is supplied with all the information they need to make the purchase and then follow it up with impeccable service. The old saying, " you get what you pay for." Well worth investing the money in a quality product and a quality company that backs the product. Great job Casey and great job abi!!
Up to 15 stalls
Awesome machine! I am new horse owner and I quickly learned that Shires produce a massive amount of manure. After searching online I stumbled on the ABI website and it seemed like the perfect solution. I called ABI and spoke to Pat, and after a brief conversation, he recommended the 50 cubic ft model. The spreader arrived a few days later and as soon as I saw it I could tell I made the right decision. This unit is super high quality and solidly built...almost felt bad getting it dirty! It performs flawlessly and is going to make my daily chores much more pleasant. Thank you Pat for your stellar customer service and professionalism!
The toughest job ever. In a word, OUTSTANDING. Product: We have had a chance to give the manure spreader a serious workout on the toughest pile one could imagine. We have cleared outside pens having manure, hay and heavy moisture. The spreader does a fantastic job tearing this stuff up and dispersing it in the pasture. Support: The spreader arrived well protected on a pallet and with clear instructions for a few steps to finish getting it into working configuration. Calls to ABI are received and answered by knowledgeable people promptly. Great experience all around. You get what you pay for.
Love it! just the best - easy to use - keep it greased - best customer service! sent a spring overnight no charge - great company!
Fantastic, so well made. Would recommend highly. 5 stars!
Works very well for our small farm. Easy to load by shovel, easy to pull with small Ford tractor. I wish I had a larger farm and a front-end loader and I would get a larger spreader. We call ours our own politician because it spreads manure well.
Works great. Excellent value and performance.
After reading a lot of reviews, I choose the ABI. When we unloaded it I knew it was a great spreader by its construction. Well after a year I decided to write the review. Simply put, Awesome. Advise, don't by a spreader by its price tag, buy it for its quality and you want find a better built spreader than ABI.
Excellent, tough, well made spreader for my horse barn. Better than my previous other brands. Added protective Ôhorse guardÕ protective bar around beaters, never know around horses. Retactible stand attachment needs reinforcement at weld attachment - mine bent!
Easy to run, easy to service, small enough to store during the winter, spreads like a dream. Love it!!
Very HEAVY DUTY period the best made
Awesome machine. Works much better and much easier than my old PTO spreader. I can't recommend it enough.
Best Spreader. I bought the 25 spreader and it was such a great investment! It is so easy to use and does an excellent job. A few minutes of spreading and I'm done! Makes manure control so easy!
This is the perfect spreader for our 23 stall barn. Our salesperson Did an excellent job in recommending the right size for our needs.
I have had my spreader for almost 2 years, and I love it. Very well made!
This is a quality machine! It spreads very fine. My only regret is in not having equipment to pull a larger spreader. I would recommend this equipment to anyone looking for a spreader for a small operation.
Have used this all summer and it works just fine. solidly built. so far I have no complaints. purchasing process was easy. delivery was a snap. can't give a 5 star just yet but if it lasts a long time I will.
Downsized and replaced large pto spreader. Very pleased with abi 50 bu ground drive spreader. Size is perfect to be pulled by atv and get around in small places. Plus it fits nicely in barn to load on daily cleaning. The quality is excellent
I spreader that I can pull behind a 4 wheeler
Awesome spreader! This spreader is built sturdy and built to last. I highly recommend ABI over all of the other brands.
Love it works great, my 12 year old daughter uses it and has fun doing it. Good quality, built to last!
Quality Product. I love the quality of design and efficiency of use!
Great Little Spreaders. We got our 25ft spreader this summer. It is exactly as advertised. ...simple to use and spreads very efficiently. We couldn't be more pleased. GREAT PRODUCT...GREAT PURCHASE!
Great manure spreader. So happy with this spreader! I'm really glad I went with the 50. I have three horses and this is a great size. I highly recommend this item.
Hindsight being 20/20 I should have purchased the 50 at least. The 25 is solidly built, easy to operate, and churns manure like a hydro mulcher on the front end of a skid steer. I've towed it behind my M5700 Kubota tractor, my son's Dodge 3500 truck, and my Kubota RTV 500. Filled to capacity using any of the vehicle to pull the spreader, it churns the manure and slings it out in less than a minute. I can't say enough good about it and won't say anything bad. ABI makes some rock solid equipment and I will continue to do business with them.
This has been a great purchase, have used it a lot and works great. Thank You
We purchased the model 50 earlier this year. The unit was packaged beautifully and was in perfect condition when I picked it up. Extremely easy to mount the tongue and was ready for use in less than 45 minutes. We have used it 2-3 times per week for 3 months and it works perfectly every time. Very happy with this purchase. Would highly recommend both the company and product!!
Wonderfull. Outstanding product!
Love this. It works great and the manure I spread just melts into the earth. It chops it up well. I donÕt have the strength any more to push wheelbarrow into field to spread and with this spreader the manure does not smother grass. It was worth the investment.
Best for your $$$. We bought the 50 since the price difference to the 25 is a no brained. Absolutely love it! My 12 year old daughter uses it. The fabrication is superb.
Built like a tank. I had a similar Mill Creek spreader that lasted 11 trouble free years of daily use. Was probably repairable but since I had a lot of underbelly component rust, I replaced it w the ABi Classic 50. The ABi is much heavier built. Since we wash the spreader out (including underneath) after each daily use, I expect it to last a long time. The 50 easily handles 6 stalls and works great w our Gator as propulsion. It has a multi-speed spread function that enables control of how fast the spreader empties. The spring that controls it broke after six months; in the idle position it caused contact w sprocket and chain anyway so we have not replaced it...defaults to slow empty w/o the spring but thatÕs how we use it anyway. Multi-speed emptying is a nice feature but ABi needs to engineer it better so it is more durable and doesnÕt cause that annoying ringing of sprocket contact w drive chain in travel position. A very nice spreader...I originally bought the ABi Elite spreader but very soon exchanged it for the Classic. DonÕt buy the Elite if itÕs still
I purchased the 25 GD Manure Spreader for our 15 cattle farm in 2016. The unit is well made and pulls easily behind my small 23 HP Kubota tractor. Had some trouble overloading the unit initially, but with right amount of Manure loaded it works great and really pulverizes the Manure. The grease fitting diagrams on the Spreader made it a lot easier to find the grease fittings locations. I would buy another or recommend it to a friend.
Quality made in America. This is by far one of the best built pieces of equipment for use in hobby ranching. This makes cleaning the barn a pleasure rather than the chore it used to be. Applying our barn waste to a piece of land that was eroded to bare sand has grass returning after just 3 applications over a year and a half. The spreader leaves a perfect even covering of material in every pass. The variable feed control lets you decide how thick you want to apply the material. Highly recommend this to others.
50 cubic ground driven spreader. Totally AWESOME! Had been hand wringing on what to do with the pile of manure that I would haul out with a two-wheel barrow to the pile and then pile higher with a skid loader. After reviewing several brands over two years, I settled on ABI. Customer service was incredible! WasnÕt pushy and actually followed through on call backs to see how things were going. After a year of back and forth phone calls , I bought the 50. Not cheap, but money well spent. Have a 30 horse Kubota I haul it with and made 27 trips of the initial pile the first weekend I got it. Well made and tough as nails. Would HIGHLY recommend it to any small farmer like myself.
Fine piece, well built. My wife and I purchased a 200 acre farm last year. We have a small stable business, 12 horses total. Obviously that comes with manure. I bought two items from ABI last year, one of which was the 50 cubic foot ground spreader. There are several advantages to having this type of spreader. One the somewhat compact size, fits perfectly in the barn aisle. Two, the size is perfect for towing behind an ATV or our compact tractor. Third, the size makes it easy to move by hand to adjust the tow bar for hook up. My wife found the use a breeze. The spreader is VERY well built versus it's competators. It sits outside almost all year and has given us no problems, looks and operates like brand new. Just needs a little grease once in a while and a spray off with the hose. It spreads like a house on fire. I highly recommend ABI products. Good advice from the agents, well built products, quick delivery and excellent support throughout the entire process. We had a small problem with delivery due to the size of the product. The shippi
So handy to have! I love our little manure spreader. It is just the right size for four mules who have paddocks and pasture access. I am plesed with the high quality material and craftsmanship and has not given us any problems. Bought it on a special financing offer so it is paying its way as it gets paid off. It sure helps keep our place clean and keeps the fly population at a minimum.
Have 3 horses wo produce a, seemingly, endless supply of manure. This little spreader is perfect. I can pull it with my UTV, or tractor, does a good job breaking up and distributing the waste. In true fashion, it is a top notch ABI product.
The Best Manure Spreader! I purchased the 25cf Manure Spreader from ABI after being very satisfied with the previous purchase of the Arena Rascal Pro drag. This spreader has performed perfectly in daily use for over half a year now. I took the fines pan and gate options, and am completely satisfied that I have the best spreader available in the size I needed. I compared this spreader with the similar-sized-and-equipped Millcreek, and am daily even more convinced that I made the best selection. The ABI spreader with the options I took provide a three step shredding/spreading process, while the Millcreek's process was only a two step. The Millcreek was even slightly more expensive. I am confident that this ABI spreader will be functioning above my expectations for many years to come.
Love my little spreader. Perfect for my 2 equines! I've had it for a year now and it's trouble free. I pass Tractor Supply's spreader on my way in to buy grain and marvel that anyone would spend their hard earned money on such a tin heap when ABI is on the market. Thank you!
Well-made, sturdy, good looking machine. Well pleased with the delivery by freight truck. Just the right size for my operation. A Conversation Piece with the neighbors.
We are so happy with this spreader.No more worries about what to do with our manur and our yard looks BEAUTIFUL. Our friends wanted to compare with other manufactors after seeing ours they bought ABI. Thank you, and Clinton for the recommendation.
Love this spreader. Works well.
Love this product! It was money well spent for 10 acre property.
Best spreader we have own. low maintenance, well built and excellent company to do business with. service department is always helpful
Very difficult to get out of shipping crate. Not sure price is justified over the competition but I suppose time will tell. You can get 2 for the price of an ABI.
I bought this spreader a year ago. We have 2 horses on a 1.5 acre pasture. We want to keep it green and maximize grazing area so manure management is critical. We collect manure daily, compost it, and spread compost about every 4 months. The 25 has been great. It spreads the composted manure evenly and efficiently. The ground drive works perfectly. This spreader is well worth the money.
Extremely Happy. A great product! It's heavy, doesn't jam and the chain never comes off. I thought my first spreader, a Mill Creek, was good, but the ABI is far superior. I went from driving a sports car to driving luxury vehicle.