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Old 05-02-2019, 06:06 PM
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I made the body of this last year out of 1/2-16F expanded metal and 3/4" plywood, but never got around to using it. Today I fabbed up the handle out of angle iron and black pipe that I had laying around. It works very well! I managed to spread 2 yards of soil mixture in about 2 hours at a fairly leisurely pace.
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Old 05-02-2019, 08:41 PM
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That sure looks easier than the old way of spreading it by hand.
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Old 05-03-2019, 06:07 AM
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That is a darn good idea!, Nice going there!... for sure better than doing it by hand with a shovel...
Will prolly work for great spreading horse manure in small yards as well...
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Old 05-03-2019, 07:40 AM
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That is a darn good idea!, Nice going there!... for sure better than doing it by hand with a shovel...
Will prolly work for great spreading horse manure in small yards as well...
Thanks! It's been a while since I lived on a farm and can't really recall the consistency of horse manure? Out of the 2 yards of tri-mix (35% earth, 50% peat and 15% sand) I got delivered, I wound up with two 5 gallon pails of marble sized balls of compacted soil that would not fall through the 1/2" expanded metal.
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Thanks! It's been a while since I lived on a farm and can't really recall the consistency of horse manure? Out of the 2 yards of tri-mix (35% earth, 50% peat and 15% sand) I got delivered, I wound up with two 5 gallon pails of marble sized balls of compacted soil that would not fall through the 1/2" expanded metal.
I would imagine adding some croquet balls or fist size semi-round river stones or even pool balls would help with the grinding of the last of the soil or horse manure.
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