Rear discharge spreader beaters

jglaister316

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Mixed Farmer
Looking to buy a cheaper end rear discharge spreader but are the beaters ok or past it ?
Not going to be spreader loads each year
Will this hold up to the job
I know you get what you pay for the rest looks ok
How much do you think its worth
Bunning 75
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4440

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Location
South Suffolk
Fill the spreader up with muck, get a 3 ton loader. Put loader frame under the bend beaters, lift beater till straight.
New beaters will be about 1k each
Gearboxes about £700 each
Floor chain will be about 1k
Floor sprockets are about £100 each
Rudt is a killer for the spreader, the rest can be fixed
If the price was right, your spreader would not put me off buying it.
 
You get warning signs about kit though it's mostly a reflection on it's previous owner(s).

Not cleaned since used last.

Parked outside/full of water.

PTO shaft banana shape.

Fixtures and fittings damaged/absent.

Seriously, hire a spreader for the days a year you need it. The one pictured strikes me as a whole box of skinned knuckles and bad language.
 

Lazy Sod

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Location
Warminster
The first spreader that I can remember my father having (probably his first) was a 4 wheeled, land drive machine with steel wheeels. It had a bed chain with horizontal beaters and was originally horse drawn but converted to a drawbar at some point, it still had the pan type seat on the front for the carter to sit on. Father replaced it in 1955 with a Salopian which was also a land drive type. When I started using it in 1961, we were forever having to mend the bedchain.

I was delighted when we bought a Howard Rotospreader 100 in 1966. I came to the conclusion that bedchain spreaders were
the work of the devil. What do you do if one of these big modern ones has chain trouble? I wouldn't fancy empty out one of those with a hand fork.
 
The first spreader that I can remember my father having (probably his first) was a 4 wheeled, land drive machine with steel wheeels. It had a bed chain with horizontal beaters and was originally horse drawn but converted to a drawbar at some point, it still had the pan type seat on the front for the carter to sit on. Father replaced it in 1955 with a Salopian which was also a land drive type. When I started using it in 1961, we were forever having to mend the bedchain.

I was delighted when we bought a Howard Rotospreader 100 in 1966. I came to the conclusion that bedchain spreaders were
the work of the devil. What do you do if one of these big modern ones has chain trouble? I wouldn't fancy empty out one of those with a hand fork.
I've never seen a chain snap in a modern machine, I've seen slats get broken off and I've seen a chain jump off the driving sprocket but not an actual chain break. I know the chains on Samson spreaders are very expensive but are high spec?

You just don't want to be putting foreign objects in a spreader basically. Finding lumps of metal or concrete in a spreader won't find you on a contractor's Christmas card list. I know some people bill for time spent removing string as well.

I was always warned not to have the bed speed cranked flat out as it makes it sore on everything else.

Seen a cheapo spreader door jam and bend both rams, also the reduction gearbox dropped off one day. Wouldn't recommend that brand at all.

I guess a broken chain would necessitate digging the bulk of the material out with the loader or a slew and using a hand fork for the rest or just tip the spreader over with the digger?
 

puntabrava

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Location
Wiltshire
Spreaders used to come back from hire like that, sh!t steel used by UK manufacturers, get a small link chain and use a slew or telehandler and pull them back up to working angle, I would be more interested in a floor chain sprocket photo to ascertain work done.
 
Spreaders used to come back from hire like that, sh!t steel used by UK manufacturers, get a small link chain and use a slew or telehandler and pull them back up to working angle, I would be more interested in a floor chain sprocket photo to ascertain work done.
Really? How the in the fudge does someone manage that?? Bend the actual beaters?!

Surely once they are bent like that they are hugely out of balance anyway?
 

Boysground

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Wiltshire
Another vote for hire from me.
About £150 a day, usually have 2. Probably do 15 - 20 days a year, can’t see any point owning them. Do have the advantage of 2 reliable places I can hire from within a sensible distance.

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jglaister316

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Mixed Farmer
Spreaders used to come back from hire like that, sh!t steel used by UK manufacturers, get a small link chain and use a slew or telehandler and pull them back up to working angle, I would be more interested in a floor chain sprocket photo to ascertain work done.
Glad I put the question out their nice to see both sides
 

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