ABI 85 PTO Classic Manure Spreader


85 ft³ PTO Drive Manure Spreader

ABI Classic Spreaders are the uncompromising and most capable compact manure spreaders available. This 85 cuft 4-speed PTO driven spreader can be pulled with a compact or utility tractor and is ideal for farms with up to 15 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!
ABI 85 PTO Classic Manure Spreader
Monthly Payments Starting at:
$141
Simply Works Better

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

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

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!

Features

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!

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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.

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Shreds & Then Spreads - 3 Beater Bars

The 85 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 100 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 85 cu. ft. manure spreader has 8 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.

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Advantages

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.

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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.

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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.

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Reviews

We have been very pleased with the 85 we use it weekly to spread our stall clean outs for over a year and it has been very durable and does and excellent job. we have had no issues would buy again.
Purchased not quite a year ago, no problems whatsoever. We use a 25 hp compact tractor, and it is perfectly acceptable for this application. We have three horses, and fill the spreader about every 7-8 days. Since it gets to be well below zero here, we don't leave manure in the spreader. Obviously, when manure is frozen it does not get broken up finely, but it does indeed leave the spreader! We do keep a tarp over it when not in use - again due to freezing weather (or hot sun in the summer). Four bungie cords and a 2x4 the long way over the top sheds both snow and rain quite well.
Excellent quality. For the past 50+ years we have used a 110 bushel New Idea ground driven spreader, designed exactly like this spreader. Exactly the same beater configuration and the same drive ratios. We have many skeleton dinosaur versions of the New Idea that have been used for parts to keep one running. Last year we purchased this spreader. I can say without a doubt that this is the best money I have ever spent on farm equipment. Quality everything. Heavy duty and I would easily have spent much more to get this quality. About the only thing I did was replace many of the grease fittings with angled one so that I could easily get to all of them. I also added a small piece of steel to cover the very back gear on the distributer bar better. We use a 60 year old Farmall 200 (25hp new) and it drives this loaded spreader like a dream. We absolutely must have the top beater bars for our manure, and none of the other brand spreaders, in this class, provided that.
As a horse owner, I absolutely love this spreader. As a 73 yr old woman, I am having increasing difficulty pulling the arm to attach the pto to my tractor.
Excellent replacement spreader. This is some of the best money I have ever spent on farm equipment. We have used ground-driven New Idea spreaders for many, many years. This classic ABI spreader is exactly the same design, same chain path (different chains), gear and beater bars as the old New Idea spreaders. Except it is PTO driven. And built like a tank. There were a few things I did have to tweak, but they were all doable and they were mainly for my anal maintenance mind. I rotated (where needed) all of the PTO shaft bearings on the front and on the sides and fitted them with angled grease fittings where needed. This was so that I could get to each grease fitting easier. I used white paint and added small pointing arrows to all of the grease fittings, including the ones on the drive chains side. Most, but not all, of the grease fittings did have small arrow decals pointing to there locations. I also added a extension shield/vendor over the chain on the back left side that drives the distributer beaters. As there was an area that manure could get thrown onto the d