Best spreader for semi solids

Manney

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Livestock Farmer
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Penzance
What's the best muck spreader for semi solids?

Would need to be able to hold and spread sandy slurry that can be quite runny at times.

Currently got a Shelbourne Reynolds but its seen better days. Been reasonably happy with the Shelbourne but it's a pain for bridging over when spreading strawie box muck.

I have used a Marshall Vesuvius on box muck and got on quite well with it. It didnt have a slurry door so couldn't try it on the runny stuff.
 
The dual spreader types don't really like strawy muck. Best to leave FYM/strawy stuff to break down for a bit before putting in a dual spreader. I've wasted years of my life trying to get straw muck out of a West. It's sort of ok if you can throw some less solid material on top. I've known rear discharge spreaders to bridge as well mind if you try hard enough.

For the liquid to semi-solid sorts the dual spreader design is fine. If you have sand involved then running a clapped out dual spreader is probably as good as it gets.
 

GmB

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S.Glos
Got a Marshall Vesuvius here, with slurry door, very pleased with it. Had a small issue with the seal on the bottom of the slurry door, but otherwise a good machine for straw or runnier manure
 
The trouble with loading slop into a rear discharge is that unless the rubber seals each end are totally pukka, they can leak. Also, the second you open up the backdoor a jiffy the lot wants out. Some are better than others but in reality a dual spreader does liquid far better.

You can put any amount of FYM in a dual spreader if the stuff is loose or rotted. Digging it straight out of a shed and into a dual spreader may cause premature ageing.
 

fiat 9090

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co offaly eire
The trouble with loading slop into a rear discharge is that unless the rubber seals each end are totally pukka, they can leak. Also, the second you open up the backdoor a jiffy the lot wants out. Some are better than others but in reality a dual spreader does liquid far better.

You can put any amount of FYM in a dual spreader if the stuff is loose or rotted. Digging it straight out of a shed and into a dual spreader may cause premature ageing.
yes you have it in one if we are in a job with both we try to put the rotton or mucky type into the west and the drier stuff in to the bunning but the west is inclined to be uneven in drier stuff because the moveable side brings down the dung inconsistenly
 

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