Monday, October 4, 2010

Saying Goodbye to an Old Friend

It was bound to happen.

We'd bought him used, very used. He'd served us well over the years but, a few weeks ago, hubby brought him in from the pasture with a broken axle.

It was time to humanely euthanize our trusty manure spreader.

And gleefully start shopping for another! One that wouldn't rust (much) or require constant ordering of parts and trips to the store for replacement lumber.

Friday night, the new spreader came home. He's a 37+ Deluxe Millcreek, capable of handling manure for 4 - 6 horses a day. We only have 3 miniature horses and a small donkey so it'll take a week to fill this baby up!

Built to last, he's equipped with poly floor boards that are warranted for 20 years.

And thick skin urethane (that's Rhino lining to you and me) covering the bed to keep manure and urine from eating him alive. Warranted for 10 years.

A dolly wheel jack so you can move him around without the aid of a tow vehicle.

And an end gate so you don't start spreading until you really mean to!

The Millcreek company stands behind their product --- figuratively speaking, of course!

And...the happy person spreading the manure is standard equipment!


SouthernSass Monday, October 04, 2010 3:20:00 PM  

Congrats on your new manure spreader! :) I really like the photo of the older one and would keep it around just for that - photo ops. It would make a nice planter??

clairz Monday, October 04, 2010 4:45:00 PM  

It takes a special person to get excited about a object that spreads manure. Congratulations!

Anonymous Monday, October 04, 2010 8:04:00 PM  

Ha! - Being a city girl that moved to the lovely country 11 years ago, in error I referred to this farm machine as a "poop flinger" and have never lived it down!

Enjoy your shiny new poop flinger - may it serve you for many years to come!

the7msn Tuesday, October 05, 2010 6:12:00 AM  

That is one serious spreader. That last picture makes me wonder if this is how you will get said spreader and Ranger to NM ... may take awhile but I'll bet Bruce would enjoy the drive.

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