Fertilising your garden is no easy feat when you've got acres upon acres of farmland to cover. That's why industrial farming complexes rely on massive mechanical manure spreaders to evenly distribute cow crap. And atop this poopy pile sits the king of shit slingers, the Artex CB1200.
Manure spreaders operate much like regular lawn fertiliser spreaders do. The fertiliser—or, in this case, an old Geo Metro—is loaded into a hopper, where it is pushed towards a rapidly spinning auger that breaks up and flings the crap out the device onto freshly tilled fields. However, the CB1200 offers a number of improvements upon the classic spreader design.
Measuring 30 feet long and 7.5 feet wide, the tractor-pulled CB1200 can hold up to 1125 cubic feet of cow crap. This load slowly advances towards the rear of the machine aboard a sliding trailer floor until it reaches the system's dual 250 hp augers. While most manure spreaders only use a single auger, Artex boasts that the dual system not only breaks up the pies better but also spreads them further, up to 60 feet on either side of the trailer. This translates into fewer needed passes on a field which in turn leads to reduced fuel and labour costs. And a pretty impressive shitshow. [Artex via Slashgear]