Tools > Manure Spreader Equipment Loan Program
The King Conservation District has a two-yard compost spreader available for loan to landowners in the District’s service area.* The spreader is available for a $50 fee to help offset delivery, insurance and maintenance costs.
We will conduct a nutrient management consultation upon delivery of the spreader to determine proper application rates. We strongly encourage landowners to have a recent soil test analysis available for review at the time of the consultation. See link below for the Soil Testing Program.
Landowners with a current farm conservation plan do not need a manure and nutrient consultation. However, a follow-up review of the farm conservation plan is required.
The spreader is ground-driven and can be towed by a small tractor or a pick-up truck. This manure spreader is too large to be pulled by a riding mower.
The spreader is available from April 1 to September 31. Reservations are required and landowners will be placed on a waiting list. In order to save resources, the spreader will be scheduled by neighborhood.
We will conduct a nutrient management consultation upon delivery of the spreader to determine proper application rates. We strongly encourage landowners to have a recent soil test analysis available for review at the time of the consultation. (See link below for the Soil Testing Program.)
Landowners with a current KCD Farm Conservation Plan will not need a nutrient management consultation prior to use of the spreader, but a follow-up Farm Plan review will be conducted. To learn more about the District’s Farm Management Planning services click Here.
Click on the box on the left and fill out the form to be placed on the waiting list for use of the spreader.
We recommend spreading composted rather than raw manure. The nutrients in composted manure are more readily available for pasture grasses and there’s less potential for runoff. To learn more about composting manure, check out our Manure Management fact sheet linked below.
If you have questions about using the King Conservation District manure spreader, call 425-282-1901, or email: email@example.com.
*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 incorporated 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.
For more information, contact Liz Clark
at 425-282-1901 or Email: Liz Clark