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Scraper vs Loader and dump truck

Discussion in 'Scrapers' started by determined, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Welder Dave

    Welder Dave Senior Member

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    More than one spreader would probably justify having a separate loader operator.
     
  2. FarmWrench

    FarmWrench Well-Known Member

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    How's your pile set? A tractor pulled might work.... might also work for spreading as thick as you had planned if loaded with something else.

    Personally I'd bump the idea of making a trade for some with a local gravel pit/topsoil place. (Almost all do both around here.) If not to get some hauling on your field then to get a product you need.
     
  3. terex herder

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    I tried loading the cleanout from a lagoon with a paddle wagon once. I ended up pushing the scraper with a loader backhoe to get it to load. It wasn't very wet, just damp clay was slick. The other problem with a scraper is they are heavy pigs. Great for areas where you want compaction, terrible for areas where you want to grow crops or hay. I really think you would be better off with a truck mounted manure spreader.
     
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  4. KSSS

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    Some of the big dairies in the Southern part of Idaho sell their composted manure. Massive operations, selling that stuff everywhere. I bet they make more selling rotted manure than they do selling milk.
     
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  5. mekon

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    These would work best.I ran these during the great meltdown of 2009-11.20 yd loads spread as thick or thin as you want by adjusting rpm and ground speed.
     

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  6. colson04

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    Same boxes we've been running for the past 6 years except ours is a pull behind unit that need a 160hp+ tractor to handle it when full.

    Nice looking pair of trucks.
     
  7. Welder Dave

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    I think the OP knows the best solution but doesn't want to pay for it. There are machines made specifically for what he wants to do.