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    Default PTO HP for Manure Spreader

    I'm in the market for a compact tractor/loader whose main job will be to pull an 80-bushel H & S manure spreader. I've been told by one dealer that I'll need at least a 30 HP PTO, and by another that a 25 HP PTO will do the job. Any wisdom out there as to which is closest to being right?

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    Default Re: PTO HP for Manure Spreader

    If your tractor can handle it you don't need hardly any hp to pull a manure spreader. The 25 hp pto should be fine.

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    Default Re: PTO HP for Manure Spreader

    Let's see...80 bushels is about 100 cu ft.

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.millcreekmfg.com/index.cfm?ProductID=5&amp;do=detail>Mill Creek Mfg</A> sells a 96 cu ft, PTO driven manure spreader that weighs 1,325 pounds. They recommend a 25 hp tractor.

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    Default Re: PTO HP for Manure Spreader

    25 PTO HP is likely all that is needed, but remember that the spreader itself is probably around 1000lb, and when you get it full of manure it will probably weigh closer to 2000 - 2500 lb, so if you have slopes, you might need to consider something large enough to safely tow this much weight around without being pushed around.

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    Default Re: PTO HP for Manure Spreader

    The H&amp;S 80 is available in ground drive. Then its not as muich of an issue with the PTO out of the picture.

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