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  • Newer Spreader reviews? Or other economical spreader

    I have done a search but would like more info.

    Anyone use this? How do you like it?

    I have several dry lots that open to pastures. Picking up the manure and dumping it is quite time consuming.

    I am thinking the small version of this would be perfect for loading manure from dry lots to pasture?

    The biggest negative I have read is hay gets stuck in it-but this would not be an issue with manure from the dry lot.

    Feedback?
    Last edited by LMH; Dec. 22, 2010, 06:34 AM.

  • #2
    I love my Newer Spreader! I've had it for 6 years, with the agitator in it, which does help keep things moving through.

    I will say that I don't use it to pick and relocate manure in the pasture, all mine is stall muckings, but it is mostly manure.

    I would be a bit concerned if the manure that you are picking is dried hard or frozen solid, it might not make it through the spreader, but I could be wrong.

    It is easy to move, so you could manually move the spreader around until it is full, and then hitch it up to your tow vehicle of choice.
    There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams

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    • Original Poster

      #3
      Thanks MM-why did you chose the NS over any other one?

      Or are there other ones similarly priced that could handle a little more challenge?

      Also what kind of bedding do you use? Can it handle normal shaving?

      I don't bed on straw so that is not an issue

      (I would also use it for stalls as well as 'manure relocation.')

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      • #4
        I have had the larger version for about 3 years now. I like it because it grinds up the manure and drops it straight down, no flying turds!

        I have 12 horses and bed on stall pellets. I have also spread manure from a neighbors barn that was shavings. I pull mine with a big 4 WD golf cart. I fill the spreader with as much as I can, usually 6 stalls worth then put the last 4 tubs in the back of the golf cart. When the spreader is empty I dump the remaining tubs in the spreader and I'm done!
        I wasn't always a Smurf
        Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
        "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
        The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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        • Original Poster

          #5
          I only have 4 stalls...is it still worth getting the bigger one?


          I guess so then I can add in the manure from the lots and only make one spreading trip.

          Also is the bigger one more solid? Or both are the same.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by LMH View Post
            I only have 4 stalls...is it still worth getting the bigger one?


            I guess so then I can add in the manure from the lots and only make one spreading trip.

            Also is the bigger one more solid? Or both are the same.
            The big one IME holds about 6 muck tubs. Be careful about leaving manure in the spreader for more than a few hours leave it in tubs instead. Depending on how wet it is it may pack down or freeze.

            They both seem to be built the same.

            They used to sell the smaller one without the agitator but I would not get one without it.
            I wasn't always a Smurf
            Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
            "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
            The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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            • #7
              I prefer my Loyal-Roth that I bought at Tractor Supply last spring. It is a miniature version of a "real" manure spreader.

              I have four stalls and clean manure every day. I deep clean the stalls on Saturday and it takes two trips out to the field.

              It is 23 cu ft and I wish I would've bought the 28 cu.ft .because my 4-wheeler and Compact tractor both could have pulled it.

              I paid $1,500 for mine, and it's worth every penny. It does weigh 450 lbs empty so can be a bit of a bear to jockey around by hand, if that needs to be done.

              http://www.loyal-roth.com/Manure_Spreader.html

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              • #8
                I second the Loyal-Roth. We use it to spread compost. I bought mine used 6 years ago, paid $750.00.

                What about dragging the dry lots?

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                • #9
                  Just about 10 years with my Newer Spreader.....LOVE it! I have 3 stalls and use large flake shavings. I also pick smaller paddocks and then spread the manure. It's chopped up and within 2 days is not visible. I've used both types of spreaders and the Newer Spreader chops it while the other type throws it out still intact so it doesn't compost as quick.

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                  • #10
                    I love my Newer Spreader and am about to get a new one for Christmas. My old one suffered an accident that should have been prevented. The bolts on one of my wheels worked loose over time (I did not even think to check them), the wheel popped loose and the speed I was traveling ended up warping the barrel assembly and destroying a wheel. I am disappointed that this happened, but the convenience of this spreader justifies the purchase of a new one. Now I know to periodically check the bolts so that this does not happen again.

                    I use the spreader to clean 4 horse stalls (mats w/pelleted bedding cleaned daily) and to clean out my shed and dry lot daily. I have a small farm, only 6.5 acres, with 4 horses so I need to keep the manure cleaned up daily and the manure needs to quickly biodegrade into my soil. The Newer Spreader does this and is easily moved either by my small ATV or by hand. As an additional benefit, it takes up very little space and can be safely stored at the end of my barn aisle without having to worry about a horse accidently bumping into the paddles of a more traditional type spreader.

                    The concession is that I do not put hay into the spreader, hay waste gets separated and then piled together on the top of the spreader just before I go out to spread it. Once I get to the field, I spread the hay by hand before I run the spreader. Also, do not overload the spreader with rain soaked manure from your dry lots, if it gets too heavy, the agitator can not move it to properly spread it. In the case of wet, heavy manure, I only fill my manure spreader about 2/3 of the way (I have the larger model).

                    Good luck, I highly recommend the Newer Spreader for what you are considering.
                    Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
                    Home of Fitz, Austria & Erin
                    Now over the Rainbow Bridge: Daeo, Max, Finn, Jake, Seamus & Pleasure

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                      #11
                      Hattie and ADM-what size do you have? the 100 or 200?

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                      • #12
                        I've got the smaller Newer Spreader for my two horses, and I love it. Easy to use, spreads great, and no worry about chains breaking like on the regular ground driven kind.
                        "Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them."
                        -Richard S. Bach

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by LMH View Post
                          Hattie and ADM-what size do you have? the 100 or 200?
                          I have the 200 and definitely recommend it. It is not much more $ than the 100, it does not take any more space to store and you have the ability to load more manure.

                          My husband is driving home from the dealership with my new spreader right now. I am so excited, mine broke 2 weeks ago and I am anxious to get rid of the manure pile that has built up during that period!

                          I love my husband, in addition to picking up my new spreader, he called to let me know he stopped at a sushi restaurant and picked up dinner as well!! This way I can eat quick and then go outside to play, I mean work, with my new spreader!

                          Good luck, I think you will love it!
                          Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
                          Home of Fitz, Austria & Erin
                          Now over the Rainbow Bridge: Daeo, Max, Finn, Jake, Seamus & Pleasure

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Hattie View Post
                            Just about 10 years with my Newer Spreader.....LOVE it! I have 3 stalls and use large flake shavings. I also pick smaller paddocks and then spread the manure. It's chopped up and within 2 days is not visible. I've used both types of spreaders and the Newer Spreader chops it while the other type throws it out still intact so it doesn't compost as quick.
                            Yup, no flying turds
                            I wasn't always a Smurf
                            Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                            "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                            The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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                            • Original Poster

                              #15
                              OK people I am going in!

                              I think I will order the 200

                              I have been using the dumpster-so perhaps I can save some money by getting a smaller one now.

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                              • #16
                                I have the small one from Country Manufacturing. Mostly it sits, but I do spread manure once or twice a year and for that it is perfectly fine. If I used it every day I'd probably want something a lot more sturdy and durable, but for what I use it to do, it's perfect. Price was about $750 IIRC.
                                Click here before you buy.

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                                • #17
                                  LMH - mine is the original Newer Spreader, so it has the small "bucket" (I guess the 100). It holds 2 muck buckets worth of "stuff". My wish list would be to get the 200 with the agitator when mine finally kicks the bucket.

                                  My hats off to the inventor - it's such a simple, ingenius design!

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                                  • #18
                                    The "new" version of the Newer Spreader 200 is even nicer than the one that I bought 3.5 years ago. They have made some improvements to make it sturdier and more durable. I used my new one last night and it was like a dream...it spread the manure quickly and evenly. The best Christmas present I could ask for, I am so happy!

                                    I bought my original one from the manufacturer and had it shipped. This one I bought from a local dealer that now carries it called Pole Tavern Equipment in Hammonton, NJ. The gave a great price and fully assembled the spreader for me. Additionally, they took the time to tell me a few tips for maintaining it so I do not blow this one apart like I did my first one.

                                    Good luck, I am sure you will be very happy!
                                    Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
                                    Home of Fitz, Austria & Erin
                                    Now over the Rainbow Bridge: Daeo, Max, Finn, Jake, Seamus & Pleasure

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                                    • Original Poster

                                      #19
                                      OK I am wickedly excited and now totally depressed...they are closed through new year so I must WAIT!

                                      I can't believe I am this giggly over a pooper spreader.

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                                      • #20
                                        lol, it takes a true horseperson to say or understand

                                        Originally posted by ADM7040 View Post
                                        The "new" version of the Newer Spreader 200 is even nicer than the one that I bought 3.5 years ago. They have made some improvements to make it sturdier and more durable. I used my new one last night and it was like a dream...it spread the manure quickly and evenly. The best Christmas present I could ask for, I am so happy!

                                        I bought my original one from the manufacturer and had it shipped. This one I bought from a local dealer that now carries it called Pole Tavern Equipment in Hammonton, NJ. The gave a great price and fully assembled the spreader for me. Additionally, they took the time to tell me a few tips for maintaining it so I do not blow this one apart like I did my first one.

                                        Good luck, I am sure you will be very happy!
                                        I'm curious, what tips did he give you?
                                        I wasn't always a Smurf
                                        Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                                        "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                                        The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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