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    Default The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Anyone have or seen one of these:

    The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Looks like a pretty simple concept and might not be to hard to make one yourself.

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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Yes, I do.
    I have had my unit for a little over 2 years and the expanded metal rotted out. I replaced the mesh with Stainless Steel.

    Sad thing is the Stainless expanded metal only costs $80 more than the mild steel that rots out in a few years.

    My suggestion is to buy the unit Stablers makes for the UK.
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    These units are made of Stainless and should last.

    Not sure why the Stablers is selling a mild steel product to the unkowning US public but sells Stainless to the UK.

    Im on a quest to educate the US public and make Stablers do whats right!
    Sell a quality product to the US TOO!

    Notice no warranty is on the site? They cant' warranty it, EVERY UNIT will be rotting out in less than three years of purchase!!!

    That will put them out of business IMO !

    Thanks,
    Phil
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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Quote Originally Posted by peppilappu View Post
    Yes, I do.
    I have had my unit for a little over 2 years and the expanded metal rotted out.
    I'm surprised it lasted that long. I ended up buying an old New Idea spreader for $350 and it works great, and it probably holds a hundred bushels or so. But my wife found this rotary one before I bought it, so I took a look at it. I knew steel mesh wasn't going to last, and I couldn't find a warranty on their website. So I didn't feel comfortable buying one.

    I agree with OP that you could probably build something similar without too much trouble. But I'd think about how you handle manure. I handle it with the tractor bucket, I think it would be hard to load a rotary without spilling manure all over the place. If you plan to load it by hand it should work fine. Also if it freezes where you're at you're going to be dumping heavy hard clumps into this thing, not sure wire mesh would survive that very well. My old spreader is built like a sherman tank
    Kubota B2710, New Holland CM274 front mower, Toro Zmaster ZTR, Ford 908 bush hog, New Idea manure spreader, Swisher trail mower

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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Never saw such a thing before!

    I would guess it doesn't work so well with straw, but in the right situation, very interesting.

    --->Paul

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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    I bought a used one. One of the pins that holds the door closed was missing. I have been trying to contact the Stablers to see if I could get a replacement part before I just make one myself. They have yet to return my phone calls or answer my e-mails about this. Either they don't really exist or they don't want to deal with me since I bought it used. Either way, poor customer service. It looks like a pretty good unit but I haven't been able to try it out yet.

    Brian.....
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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Well, they did finally call me back and are helping me get my part.

    Brian.....
    Brian Turner
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    I feel I must post this reply to statements made on this site that are in error. The Stablers have nothing to do with the manufacturing of the rotary spreader made in the UK. This company is using some of our website pictures and idea with permission. They did however, choose to change several of our basic concepts without consulting us. One of which is a lighter guage, stainless steel.
    We have been looking for heavy duty, 3# SS expanded metal for over two years and have yet been able to locate any in the US. If anyone out there knows where we can even get a quote on this, please let us know! No company would knowingly not offer what their customers want, including The Stablers!
    Yes, in our six years, we have had a few replacement barrels ordered. Three of these were rusted through and the coast of Flordia is where this has occured most often. The others were just totally worn out by use of satisfied customers! We also started using, two years ago at no extra cost to our customers, a zinc primer on all our drums before powder coating. This gives the steel even better rust protection.
    We offer a two year warranty on our machine, limited to repair or replacement, which is a year longer than most other spreaders!

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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    WeDoPoo,

    Try McMaster Carr Supply McMaster-Carr

    They list 304 SS up to 0.222 thk with 1.330" x 3.0" openings in raised mesh.

    0.079 thk with 1.330 x 3.15" flattened mesh

    They even have flattened Titanium mesh 1/4" x 1/2" opening.

    If you do not see the size that you want, ask them and they will happily try to find it for you.

    Hope this helps

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    Default Re: The Stablers Rotary Manure Spreader

    Bought one last year and have not been ableto get it to work correctly since purchasing it. Stablers has replied to my questions- good concept but the drum does not spin all the time as the driving wheels do not make full contact with the drum

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    An update.
    Yesterday I replaced the inner guts including the piece that wipes the manure. All with stainless. Again, all rotted out. I also replaced the tires with solid airless.

    Looking at the stablers site recently, I was surprised to see they are still in business.

    They are now selling these as "optional" items. TRUST ME WHEN I SAY, YOU DO NOT WANT TO BUY THIS PIECE OF CRAP MACHINE WITHOUT STAINLESS AND AIRLESS TIRES.
    Also the drum locking mechanism rotten out, again replaced with stainless myself.

    My suggestion? Find a good welder (I do my own work) and make your own unit. It can be made for around $400.00 in materials. USING ALL STAINLESS!!!!!! AND DOING IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!!!
    Stablers should be ashamed of making something out of mild steel and think it will hold up outside and being constantly exposed to manure that is extremely corrosive to mild steel. What will they say??? OH WE POWDER COAT THE STEEL. LMAO. Seriously????? Have they ever actually used their spreader???
    The first time you get a stone in the drum and it scratches the powdercoat and exposes bare metal the corrosion starts...
    Any 2 year old would know that. Now if you want to sift your crap and pull every stone out by hand (shouldnt take that long) LMAO AGAIN. maybe it will last a few more months.

    Oh, BTW, $300.00 for 4 airless tires!!!??? GIVE ME A break. Go to Harbor Freight and buy them for less than $100.00.

    As an engineer with 4 patents, it just frustrates the **** out of me when someone makes an inferior product and over prices it to make a quick profit at someone elses expense. Usually that someone is an unexpecting consumer (like my wife) with no engineering background, trusting someone on their word that the product is good. THIS IS NOT A WELL ENGINEERED PRODUCT and I'll bet the person that designed this is NOT an engineer, just someone that thought they could make a quick buck at someone elses expense.
    Last edited by peppilappu; 02-03-2013 at 09:42 AM.

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