Manure Spreader, 85 CuFt Ground Drive - Features
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 2.54cm 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
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.
4-Speed Variable Flow Control
Shreds & Then Spreads - 3 Beater Bars
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.
Shreds & Then Spreads - 2 Beater Bars


Advanced Ground Drive System
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!
Advanced Ground Drive System


Optional Equipment


Hydraulic End Gate
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.
Hydraulic End Gate
Fines Pan / Litter Pan
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.
Fines Pan / Litter Pan







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