The MS60 is an ideal size for use on small-holdings or on farms with steep ground where larger spreaders could potentially be unsafe.
It has a 4mm drum and 6mm ends, which is hugely over engineered for the size of the spreader and therefore drastically improves its lifespan.
The chains used in this model are case hardened flail chains with fully-welded heads, not simply held on with a bolt or pin; this significantly reduces wearing of the chains and chain heads.
These are mounted on four sides of a perfectly balanced main rotor, to help create a more even spread pattern.
The sprockets used in the spreader are precision steel sprockets, not cast, located to the shaft by a 10 pitch spline.
These sprockets are much stronger than cast sprockets and reduce the chance of component failure, prolonging the life of the spreader.
In addition the bottom input shaft is mounted by two bearings and the drive sprocket is positioned between them for maximum strength, further reducing the chances of component failure.
All bearings on Marshall spreaders are also mounted away from the drum limiting the potential damage from corrosive slurry.
The spreader lid is opened by a hydraulic ram which is made from stainless steel to eliminate corrosion.
The lid itself is extremely large allowing easy loading with today’s larger loading forks and grabs. It is also worth noting lids open vertically so the muck does not have to be edged in.
The overall strength of the spreader is further enhanced by the Marshall integral chassis design that has been used for over 30 years.
This removes any stress on the drum of the spreader that could potentially cause premature cracking.
On top of this the MS60 also has hydraulic brakes and lights integrated into the back rail as standard, ensuring it complies with all health and safety regulations.
The MS60 is an excellent all-round spreader that can handle the majority of customers muck spreading needs.