Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – 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!
Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders Overview

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, Commercial-Grade Coating AUE-370, 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!

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders Line Drawing

CORTEN Steel

12 Gauge!

Shreds & Spreads

2 Beaters

Flow Control Speeds

4

Limited Warranties

10-Yr / 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!

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders

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.

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders Beater Bars

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.

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders

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!

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders Jack Stand

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.

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders End Gate

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.

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders Fines 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.

Proudly manufacturered in the USA

Made In America

You want the best quality materials, you want the highest quality workmanship, you want your attachments made in the United States of America–and so do we! That’s why, since 1997, we’ve been manufacturing and selling equipment built to exceed your expectations, just like we should. This attention to detail creates products that are durable, reliable, and ready to do your toughest work–day after day.

Enhanced Standard Warranty For Farm, Ranch, and Commercial Tools

Enhanced Standard Warranty

We build equipment with commercial-grade construction and superior craftsmanship, so you can rest assured it will last a very long time. And to back that up, we offer a limited warranty on this product. See warranty documentation for details.

  • Mechanical: 36 Months
  • Box & Frame: 120 Months (Farm & Ranch) / 36 Months (Commercial)
  • Apron Chain: 120 Months (Farm & Ranch) / 36 Months (Commercial)
  • Poly Floor: Lifetime

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.

PTO Manure Spreader, 125 cu ft – Horse Manure Spreader

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.

PTO Manure Spreader, 125 cu ft – Horse Manure Spreader

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.

PTO Manure Spreader, 125 cu ft – Horse Manure Spreader Flooring

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.

Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders

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 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!

Rustoleum

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 0.71 cu m 1.42 cu m 1.84 cu m
Struck Capacity 0.42 cu m 0.82 cu m 1.10 cu m
# of Horses Up To 4 Up To 8 Up To 11

Features

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Platform Compact Compact Compact
PTO Driven: No No No
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: 308 kg 374 kg 430 kg
Shipping Weight: 387 kg 454 kg 556 kg

Unit Dimensions

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Total Length: 279cm 335cm 384cm
Total Width: 122cm 137cm 147cm
Total Height: 109cm 109cm 137cm
Box Length: 152cm 193cm 213cm
Box Width: 71cm 89cm 89cm
Box Height: 41cm 48cm 48cm
Box Flared Width: 84cm 102cm 102cm
Loading Height: 84cm 86cm 91cm

Warranty

Classic Spreader 25ft3 50ft3 65ft3
Apron Chain: 10-year Limited Warranty
Box & Frame: 10-year Limited Warranty
Mechanical & Components: 3-year Limited Warranty
Poly-Lumber Flooring: Lifetime Limited Warranty
Commercial Warranty: 3-year Limited Warranty
Warranty Details: View Warranty Statement

55 reviews for Ground Driven Manure Spreaders, 25, 50, & 65 cu ft – Compact Manure Spreaders

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  1. Laurie

    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.

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