At a consignment auction this week, in my town, there is a 4foot by 5 foot PTO powered manure spreader. I am very interested, but I have no idea as to how much it may or may not bring. It is all steel and in good condition. I turned the gearbox and all the bearings and pulleys are in working order. I am just afraid some (more wealthy than me) horse person will see this and I will be out a useful tool.
I am interested in it because I would like to use it to spread compost and other amendments on our fields instead of doing the bucket brigade or by the scoop shovel full! It fits directly behind my little Kubota tractor and the PTO and drawbar all measure out nice.
I also thought, that I could use this to spread out composted manure, leaves, chopped straw for mulch or even grass clippings. I have always, since I bought my tractor, looked for a ground driven one, but a PTO powered one would be much nicer! I could even use it to make and mix compost piles.
I could apply compost to my garlic by filling the spreader and straddle the beds and go.
I always say the best time to buy something rare or unusual is when you see it. I have never seen a used one like this before in my area. Looking online, I have found new ones that are way out of my price range and not even an option in a million years. I am thinking maybe $500-600 would buy it.
Any ideas on price or if something like this would even work for these jobs? I know my back would appreciate it!