Compost is a key ingredient to produce higher yields and is absolutely essential as an amendment between succession plantings. Applying compost to planting beds is also a time-consuming job — until now.
The BCS Spreader saves time and effort while increasing distribution efficiency. Forget about wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes! The Spreader lays down a regulated depth of compost with 13 settings ranging from 1/8” to 1”. The width is 30” — perfect for 30”-wide growing beds. And the distance between the spreader’s wheels is 36”, so it can effectively straddle 30” raised beds up to 6 inches tall. From our testing, a full load spreading at 3/8″ will easily cover 100 linear feet.
Expansion Kit: A 14 gauge galvanized steel Expansion Kit is available for the Spreader that increases the carrying capacity to 15.3 cubic feet heaped (10.7 cu. ft. struck level). With the increased capacity of the Expansion Kit, the Spreader will easily cover a 100′ row spreading at a depth of 3/4″.
Mechanically, the all-terrain lug tires drive a full-width, heavy-duty rubber conveyor belt, allowing the compost to evenly discharge from the front of the spreader. Once the end gate sets the spread depth, the unit continues spreading to the desired depth regardless of tractor speed. Activating a lever on the operator’s side of the unit stops the belt at the end of the row, avoiding spillage while turning around or transporting.
The Spreader is designed to handle dry, granular-type materials, including:
The maximum recommended load is 1000 lbs, with or without the Expansion Kit.
Made in the USA, the BCS Spreader is manufactured by a firm specializing in spreaders — Earth and Turf of New Holland, PA.