King Conservation District Broadcast Spreader Loan Program

The King Conservation District has a three-point cone spreader available for loan to qualifying landowners* in the District. Use of the spreader is free.

A soil test is not required but is recommended. This information will help determine the proper application rates for lime, fertilizer or seed. Click here http://www.kingcd.org/pro_far_soi.htm for information on our free soil testing program.

*King Conservation District Service Area: The manure spreader is available for use by landowners in the King Conservation District service area, which includes 34 cities and all of unincorporated King County. The cities of Enumclaw, Federal Way, Skykomish, Milton, and Pacific are outside the District’s boundaries, but landowners in those communities may rent the manure spreader on a case-by-case basis for an additional fee. Use the form linked on the left to reserve the spreader.

    Equipment Details

    The spreader is PTO driven and requires a tractor with a three-point hitch. KCD is not able to provide a tractor. The spreader is available year-round. However, it is best to spread when pastures are relatively dry so the soils will not be compacted by the weight of the tractor. * Fits Category 0 and 1 three-point hitches. * Easy-shift lever control selects full, right- or left-side spreading action * Spreads grass seed, wheat and fertilizer * Bottom seed gate and adjustable spinner fins for smooth flow and controlled pattern * Cone-shaped anti-rust polymer hopper holds up to 6 bushels or 500 lbs. * Sturdy tubular steel main frame Landowners interested in using the spreader will need to pick it up from our office in Renton. Reservations are required and landowners will be placed on a waiting list after filling out this form.

    Here is a brief video describing the spreader features and specifications