Stainless Steel Web Chain & Bars
Did you know that Conestoga Manure Spreaders are the only spreader that offers stainless steel web chain & bars as standard in every spreader that they manufacture? Conestoga Manufacturing started producing spreaders in 2001 & originally started using steel chain and bars as many as our competitors STILL do. The problem with steel chain and bars is that after 5 to 8 years they will start to rust and deteriorate. We hold ourselves to a higher standard of quality and decided that switching all models to using a stainless steel web chain and bars was the best for our product and for our customers. In addition to providing extra peace of mind with the stainless steel web chain and bars , we use CorTen Steel to resist any rusting for the body of the spreader.
Weathering steel, best-known under the trademark COR-TEN® steel, is a group of steel alloys that were developed to eliminate the need for painting and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years. Weathering steel has increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion when compared to other steels. COR-TEN® resists the corrosive effects of rain, snow, ice, fog, and other meteorological conditions by forming a coating of dark brown oxidation over the metal, which inhibits deeper penetration and negates the need for painting and costly rust-prevention maintenance over the years. In simple terms, the steel is allowed to rust, and that rust forms a protective coating that slows the rate of future corrosion. This helps your manure spreader to last longer.