To help you implement one of the components of your farm's manure management program, the Pierce Conservation District has two manure spreaders available for rent to Pierce County residents:
A Frontier 25-bushel (1/2 cubic yard capacity) that is ground-driven and can be pulled by a lawn tractor or ATV. Currently unavailable for rental (under repair).
A Mill Creek 45-bushel (2 cubic yard capacity) that is ground-driven and can be pulled by a compact tractor.
The smaller manure spreader is available to rent for a $60/rental flat fee and the larger one is available for a $70/rental flat fee.
Both manure spreaders require a trailer for transport to your farm, you are welcome to bring your own or a PCD utility trailer is available to rent for $25/rental. If you do not have a way to tow a trailer, a spreader can be delivered and picked up for a $50 flat fee round-ttrip.
As this equipment was purchased through water quality improvement funding, we require renters to present a recent soil test that shows nutrient need, and/or schedule a site visit with their area's farm planner to confirm that you have adequate pasture to utilize the nutrients in the manure and prevent runoff/nutrient leaching.
To reserve manure spreaders or for more information, contact Sarah Lemon.