Best Drop Spreader for Residential 

The DSC-4800 Drop Spreader is built to last with quality stainless steel. This re-designed and updated unit is sure to be a long standing fixture on your farm.

Different Uses:

  • Fertilizer
  • Sand
  • Lime
  • Salt
  • Cover crops
  • Other materials

Conestoga’s DSC-4800 is the most compact of their 3 ground driven drop spreaders. This would be the best drop spreader to treat your lawn. If you are looking for a residentially sized model that can get the job done, this is the Conestoga drop spreader for you. Even though the DSC-6000 and DSC-7200 are larger, the 4800 can hold up to 7.4 cubic feet of material.

The 4800 drop spreader operates off of a ground drive system and can be easily pulled by your ATV, UTV, lawn mower, or compact tractor. Your product will stay safe and dry in the stainless-steel hopper because of the locking lid that each Conestoga drop spreader comes equipped with.

DSC-4800 overview

The DSC-4800 Drop Spreader is the best drop spreader for your residential needs. Conestoga’s smallest and lightest unit, the 4800 comes ready to go with great features that ensure ease of use and durability. And each spreader — regardless of model — is perfect for lime, salt, sand, fertilizer, and more.

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  • 48” long product hopper
  • 15 different settings for a wide range of precise spreading
  • Wide tires that reduce ruts and tracks
  • 16-gauge Stainless-steel box construction
  • Fully closing lid with latches
  • Adjustable hitch for use with ATV, UTV, lawn mowers, and compact tractors
  • 2-year warranty
  • Optional Secondary Agitator

DSC-4800 specifications 

Best Drop Spreader for Residential – DSC-4800

  • Hopper Cap — 533#
  • Hopper Cubic Feet – 7.4
  • Hopper Length – 48”
  • Hopper Width — 18 ½ “
  • Hopper Depth – 22”
  • Box Material – 16-gauge Stainless Steel
  • Opening Size Triangle – 1 ¾” wide x 1 ¼” long
  • Ground – 7 ½”
  • Tire Size 23 x 8.50 – 12
  • Spindle Size – 1 ¼”
  • Overall Width – 73”
  • Spreading Width – 48”
  • Number of Settings – 15
  • Secondary Agitator – Optional
  • Weight with Tires – 325 lbs.
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I’ve owned several of the “big name” manure spreaders, but the Conestoga spreader is by far the best. It has a much better design, more durable parts, and a very reasonable price. My other spreaders couldn’t handle spreading manure mixed with hay, but the Conestoga spreads it quickly and easily.

Linda S. West Virginia

I have been running my own business for 30 years, and I have been very pleased with both the manure spreader that I purchased, as well as the very professional and reasonable servicing Conestoga does for me once or twice a year. These are honest good people that do a great job with their business.

Aggie O. , Pennsylvania

Conestoga is by far the best spreader out there. After 2 years of continuous use, it works perfectly. I would match the Conestoga against any out there.

Wendy C. , North Carolina