If you own a horse or operate a small farm, a manure spreader can be a vital tool that will save you time and energy in the field. After all, this machine directly influences the day-to-day performance of your operation.
The right manure spreader can make cleaning stalls a less time-consuming task, while turning waste into a beneficial additive for your fields and pastures. However, not all manure spreaders are created equal, which is why there are certain factors to consider when evaluating different models from different manufacturers.
By asking the manufacturer the following questions before purchasing a manure spreader, you can make sure that the machine you purchase is best-suited for your unique needs, budget and farm.
Keep reading below to learn what to ask before buying a new manure spreader!
How Long Will the Machine Last?
It’s important to invest in a high-quality, durable manure spreader that’s built to last. Since manure spreaders are made out of different materials, each with varying levels of quality and reliability, you don’t want to buy a spreader that will leave you high and dry after a season or two. Before deciding, ask the manufacturer about the lifespan of the model you’re considering as well as the types of materials and components the manufacturer uses to ensure that its spreader will stand the test of time. At Millcreek, we recommend our Rhino-lined deluxe manure spreaders as well as our stainless steel models which protect against rusting and corrosion for years and decades, respectively. If you’re not confident the machine you’re considering won’t last for the long-term, keep looking!
How Much Ongoing Maintenance Will the Spreader Require?
All types of manure spreaders will require some level of maintenance, regardless of the model, materials and components. For instance, some manure spreaders must be used daily because they aren’t designed for manure storage, which is one of the most common causes of rusting, rotting and deterioration of the machine. So before you invest in a new manure spreader, ask the manufacturer about maintenance intervals such as whether the equipment should be maintained daily, weekly or monthly as well as the company’s recommended maintenance process. Here at Millcreek, our spreaders don’t have any grease points, which means they require very little maintenance. And, our stainless steel manure spreaders are designed to store manure for days at a time, allowing you to work smarter, not harder.
How Will Your Manure Spreader Make My Life Easier?
Whether you run a small hobby farm or an equestrian center, a manure spreader can help ease your day-to-day workload and allow you to spend more time on other activities around your farm. Depending on the options and features you choose, our Millcreek manure spreaders can handle horse, cow and/or pig manure as well as hay and stray, and our durable stainless steel models can store manure for days at a time without risk of rust or corrosion. By offering a variety of high-quality, reliable manure spreaders as well as convenient features and options, our team is confident that we have the right machine to help you run your farm more efficiently for years to come. So be sure to consider how the machine you buy will make your life easier, not harder. It’s an important consideration!
Ready to Invest in a New Manure Spreader?
Are you ready to buy a new manure spreader for your hobby farm, horse farm or equestrian center? If so, contact us today. At Millcreek, we take pride in the value and quality we offer to each of our customers. Whether you have questions and are looking for answers or you’re ready to purchase a new manure spreader, our team is standing by to help in any way we can. Contact us today to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!