- Trail Boss
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- Location: Oklahoma
What kind of features do I want to look for? I don’t want a piece of junk I have to work on constantly. Here are a couple that caught my eye. Open to any suggestions and recommendations.
https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/f ... -and-s-235
https://www.tractorhouse.com/listings/f ... -and-s-310
- Supa Dexta
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I like tandem axles with big tires and double beaters. Floor chains are a pain in the as$ if they aren't in good shape. Hydra push is nice. Vertical beaters are also nice, but found in bigger spreaders
Have never used a side slinger, never had interest to try one.
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Single axle, ground driven floor "sweeper" defined as a series of bars that the ladder chain moves toward as a speed governed by the speed lever up front where it can be reached by the operator.
PTO drives the pulverizer/spreader tines that beat into the goodies and sling them out to the rear.
I don't know how much it held but for a STO it was big enough for my needs. I also use it for picking up the piles of stomped on hay where I put the hay rings (after the fact) and in the fall fill it with leaves which I vacuum from the farm which I put out on the fields. After fixing the chain and greasing it, I oiled the floor and sides real good to seal against moisture....I do store it in a barn to keep it from deteriorating more than it already is.
Not a big consumer of HP nor requirement for a lot of tractor weight. Density of poop and all is low so you can tow a lot with a little and the machine is light.
Real simple machine. Well worth the few hundred I paid for it.