Dan Lewis: One New Leader Compost Spreader Doing the Job of Three Competitors

Spread Compost up to 60′ at 12 MPH


Dan Lewis farms a few thousand acres and raises 12 million chickens a year in Fairmont, North Carolina. His chicken operation produces approximately 30,000 tons of chicken litter each year. Previously, he was running three 14’ and 16’ competitive spreaders to spread his chicken litter. Today, he is running one New Leader L5034G4 compost spreader.

“I saw [a New Leader compost spreader] one day and I stopped and looked at it and I said I wonder how much faster it would be. I figured it would take the place of two of my trucks, but it took the place of at least three.”

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New Leader’s L5034G4 is capable of spreading up to 3 tons of chicken litter, 60 feet wide, at 12 mph. With the closest leading competitor advertising 35’ spread widths at the same rate and speed, it’s easy to see how one New Leader spreader can take the place of multiple pieces of equipment in a single operation.

“We have about 1500 hours on the machine and spread 2.5 tons per acre. I’ve had it now for 3 or 4 years and I haven’t had a minute’s trouble with it. Honestly, I’ve had nothing. All I’ve done is service it and maintain it and keep it going. I have not had an issue with anything in the world.”

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