Hello, my name is Scott Holmes and I’m the executive vice president at ABI. I want to introduce you to the ABI Classic Spreader, the most well-built, functional and durable spreader of its design in the world today. I’m going to introduce you to the ABI Blassic Spreader by taking you through a white booth demonstration. A point by point, feature by feature product demonstration that will explain to you why our ABI Classic Spreader is the best of its kind in the world. I’m sure that you are somewhat familiar with Manure Spreaders. You probably own one, two, three, four. Many different manure spreaders because one of the common threads in the industry today is at manure spreaders breakdown and they don’t last. It’s the number one complaint that we hear in our market research. So I’m going to explain to you, if you will take the time to watch this entire video, why the ABI Classic Spreader is the very best in the world and how we’ve overcome the objections of the industry. The ABI Classic Spreaders come in multiple sizes, everything from a twenty five cubic foot to a one hundred and thirty cubic foot from ground drive to PTO drive. Today we’re gonna be taking a look at this twenty five cubic foot ground drive ABI Classic Spreader.
Before I get into the specifics of the Classic Spreader from ABI. I want to talk about the overall construction of the ABI Classic Spreader, this spreader weighs one third more than all of its competitors and there’s a good reason for that. Number one, it is a completely welded frame. Most of and I dare say a majority of our competitors have bolt together frames. They do that for multiple reasons. But the ABI spreaders are 100 percent welded and they’re made out of a Cor-10 steel. This Cor-10 steel weighs one-third more than standard mild steel and it is corrosion resistant. I know that most of what you see on the market today has galvanized steel and galvanized steel has a good feature to it. And that said, it’s a corrosion resistant, rust resistant and it is that. But it is also toxic to weld on. Therefore, everyone, 100 percent of those who use galvonized steel bolt their frames together. It is a weaker frame by putting both the Cor-10 and the welded frame together, we’re providing the best of both worlds for you as the consumer. You get the rust resistant and the corrosion resistance that you want, but you also now get a long lasting, well built, durable machine.
Let’s get right to the individual components and features of the ABI Classic Spreader. The first thing I’m going to point out to you is our A-frame. This is the portion of the spreader that hooks directly to your toe vehicle. Well, that’s an ATV or a small tractor. This A-frame is welded directly to the main frame of the ABI Classic Spreader. Most of our competitors are bolted on even if they have an A-frame. A lot of the competitors just simply have a tube that sticks out the middle and drop pins in to the frame of the spreader. This way, all the torque and tug and pull is on the front part of the spreader, the tongue of the spreader. With the ABI spreader, all the torque and twisting is on the main frame. The strongest portion of the spreader. This gives you much more wear out of your A-frame and out of your hookup component. Connected to the A-frame is a swing away jack. This allows you to stabilize the spreader when you unhook it. That way, when you go back to hook back up again, your tongue is in the exact same location.
On our ground drive units only. You will notice that we have two easy to access and easy to handle hand controls. On the left as you’re looking back on the manure spreader. You have the first lever which controls the Aprin chain or the conveyor, and it also has four different speeds. All you do is move it down to control the speed in which the manure is pushed to the back. As the manure is pushed to the back, you have another lever control. This controls the beater bar which agitates and spits the manure out the back. So two easy to reach, easy to use levers and control the action of the ABI Classic Spreader. The main reason that you want an adjustable speed to your apron change or your conveyor is that you want to control the flow and the spread of your manure. If you’re in the pasture where you want to turn the pasture quicker so that the horses will graze sooner. You want to put less manure down if you want to put a lot of nitrogen and you want to feed your pasture, you may want to put more manure down. Well, you can do that by controlling this first lover on the left and adjusting one of the four speeds.
The beater bar is engaged and disengaged by the lever on the right, as I explained to you earlier. I wanted you to see close up as innovative design instead of just dropping a chain on sprocket, like most of our competitors do, the ABI Classic Spreaders engagement for the beater bar puts the chain on the sprocket one link at a time. By gently putting it on and one link at a time it eliminates mismatching of the the chain and the sprocket slippage in overall wear. This is just one of our innovative and exclusive features.
The ABI spreader comes with a ratcheting hub on its axle. A ratcheting hub is critical to the maneuverability and the safety of the mechanisms within the manure spreader. A ratcheting hub helps to override the engagement of the mechanisms when pushing backwards or making sharp turns. This allows you to maneuver the spreader easily and keeps it from binding up when you’re trying to get into tight areas or make sharp turns.
All ABI classic ground drive spreaders have a sophisticated ground drive mechanism that allows both tires to work together, even though they independently control different parts of the spreader. The tire on the left controls the apron chain of the conveyor. The tire on the right controls the beater bar. And yet the mechanism allows both tires to work together to give you better grip on the ground and better engagement of the mechanisms without slippage, and with more power. This design also prohibits the beater bars in the apron chain from working at different speeds. It makes them work at the same speed, which gets better traction and more control. This concept works similar to a locking differantial on a truck, which is designed to lock both wheels on an axel together as if on a common shaft. This forces both wheels to turn in unison regardless of the traction or lack thereof available to either wheel individually.
All the ABI Classic ground drive spreaders use an agricultural tire for better grip and more consistency in spreading your manure.
Now let’s talk about the guts, the heart and soul of the ABI Classic manure spreaders. That’s all the components that are inside the bin. First of all, remember that the bin is made of a 12 gage Cor-10 steel, where most of the competitors we know have a 16 gage regular steel. This is a much heavier, much more durable frame. It’s completely welded, not bolted together. That’s the frame. Inside, we’re going to talk about these individual components.
You’ll notice that the ABI Classic Spreader bin is flared on the sides. This serves a couple purposes, and the first purpose is that it allows for a heaping allows the manure to be working its way into the spreader, so you have more capacity, more ability to keep the manure onto the spreader. The second purpose is it lowers the overall height because the walls of the box are flared. This allows us to start our wasn’t thirty four inches. This makes it much easier for anyone to pick a stall or put the manure in the bin.
The ABI apron chain is made with a t rod design. This t rod design is four times stronger than any other design in the market. What that means for you is that this t rod design merely eliminates breakage and stretch under normal use. So this reduces your frustration of downtime and an apron chain breaking under a normal load. Remember that the apron chain has four different speeds at which it moves them in or back to or industry exclusive shredder box.
When it comes to the output of the manure, all miniature compact spreaders simply used one beater bar of the larger paddles that just flops the manure out behind them all. All ABI Classic Spreaders of every size have an additional shredding bar before the manure ever gets to the spreading bar. These shredding bars are a industry exclusive feature and it shreds and tares up the manure straw and binding to allow more even and consistent spreader manure. On our twenty five and fifty cubic foot classic spreaders, we have one shredder bar that has 32 shredding blades connected to it. When you get to our 75 and up cubic foot spreaders, we have two shredder bars to have anywhere between 100 and 130 shredding blades that will chop up the manure and straw and binding. ABI deliberately gears down the shredding blade and speeds up the spreading blade so that you have the best of both worlds. You have a shredding blade that has the power to chop and tear the manure straw and string. But the the paddles, the spreading bar has enough speed to it that it spreads it out and gets it away from the machine and the operator.
Why did we go to the trouble and expense of putting a shredder bar these these knives, these cutting blades into a manure spreader because shredded output, shredded manure is healthier for a pasture. The finer the spread, the quicker it decomposes. The U.V. rays of the sun will break down and in turn the pasture quicker so that it doesn’t burn the vegetation. You want your pasture to have nitrogen, you want the grass to grow, but you don’t want big clumps of manure sitting on the pasture because it will burn the vegetation. Not only does it burn the vegetation, but it is a breeding ground for flies. And the more shredded your manure is, the healthier you pasture is and the less flies will breed where you spread your manure.
Another unique feature that comes standard on our twenty five and fifty cubic foot spreaders is our shredder hood and spray shield. This hood or shield serves two purposes. Imagine that you have your spreader and its mounded up in the manure is being pushed back towards the shredder. The shield in the hood directs that manure into the shredder and doesn’t allow it to go over the top of the spreader bars. This guarantees 100 percent of your manure is getting shredded before it gets spread onto your pasture.
The second purpose of the shield or hood is to protect the operator from getting spray back. That gets flung forward from the larger panels and the spreading of the manure. Most compact miniature spreaders that don’t have a protective hood. The operator gets spray continuously and when done is covered with manure.
We do have an option that is not shown on this manure spreader here and it’s called out end-gate. If you are looking for an absolutely pristine and purely clean way as you’re picking your stall, you might want to look into our optional endgame. It attaches to the middle of the spreader and it manually on the small spreaders folds back and protects the manure from going out the back.
If you want we have that option available to you, just check in with us, check with one of our equipment specialists and they’ll tell you how to get that ordered as an option to your classic spreader.
Half of the manure has passed through our shredder bar. Its distributed over the past pasture with our spreader, our beater bar. This beater bar has wide spread panels that are specifically designed to evenly distribute the material on the pasture. To optimize the spreading and even distribution of the manure. Each different manure spreader, each different size has a different number and design of these paddles, but they are guaranteed to work and guaranteed to be engineered to spread perfectly.
To further prevent corrosion and rust, the inside of the box is sprayed with a coal tar epoxy box liner. This box liner is ideally suited for the unique demands of a manure spreader. Coal tar epoxy offers great flex, so it is perfectly suited to expand and contract with climate and can handle the abrasion and acidity of the manure flowing through the spreader. Coal tar epoxies are famous for protection from moisture and are commonly used on garage floors, underground pipelines, tanks, even the holes of barges. The benefit of this box liner is to further prevent corrosion.
The floor of the ABI classic spreader box is not steel and it’s not wood, it’s plastic. The floor is constructed of a tongue and groove poly lumber, so it will never rot or rust. Even better yet, the tongue and groove construction prohibits the individual poly boards that make up the floor from the warping. That would cause the apron web to get caught and bind on the floor. This is a premium maintenance free flooring that will last a lifetime. We guarantee it.
Corrosion and rust resistance is a primary concern when buying a manure spreader and ABI does not take the problem lightly. We’ve implemented a five step process to help prevent corrosion and rust.
Number one, we start with a corrosion resistant Cor-10 steel. Then all steel components are sandblasted before painting. This cleans the impurities off the steel and opens the pores to absorb the paint from the best bond. Then a Rust-Olium stop rust paint is applied. This paint is easy to repair and touch up. And unlike powder coating, moisture can I get behind the paint to rust from the underside. Our fourth step is a coal tar epoxy box liner that is applied inside the box. And finally, a tongue and groove, poly plastic lumber floor will not rust corrode or rott. This floor has a limited lifetime warranty.
Hopefully by now, you’re a believer that the ABI Classic Spreader is the very best spreader with its design. So how do you get one of your very own? Well, I have one more benefit to share with you, and that’s that we sell direct to you. We eliminate the marketable middlemen or a dealer. So you get a much better quality, a higher quality product for a very competitive price. So you need to call us at our toll free number, which is 877-788-7253. You see, we want to know what your tow vehicle is. We want to know how are you going to use this? How many horses you have? We want to know what options you might need. So we guarantee it, it’ll work. Call to find out about our financing and our money back guarantee and how to get the ABI Classic Spreader for your very own.