Art's Way TOP-SPREAD™ Bale Processor

Art said it best, “why work outside when you can spread while sitting on your butt?”

Tired of spreading bedding in the cold or covering new seed with an 8 man crew? Take full advantage of bale or mulch spreading from the seat of your skid loader. The TOP-SPREAD™ Bale Processor offers a quick way to get the work done in your livestock pen or out on the job site.


We get it. When there’s work to be done, you are the only one around. Hook up your TOP-SPREAD™ with flat face hydraulic connectors and a 14 pin electrical plug and then hop in your skid steer or telehandler cab to start spreading fast. The whole thing tips forward like a big bucket to get your material loaded and get underway. No need to call for Junior to open the gates or hand load material, just spread over top and use large square or round bales.


Use the buttons on your joystick to engage the rotors and move the material forward or in reverse. Don’t want material in your water tank or culvert? Simply don’t push the button and it won’t throw material. Distance is managed by operator feeding and your power unit hydraulic flow. More power can’t hurt, right?


TOP-SPREAD™ fits on the back of your flatbed pick-up to move to different sites, manuvers in alleys and in-between buildings easily. No need to start up a tractor and a PTO unit. That’s How Work Gets Done.


We’ve seen some pretty creative operators in our day. Not only could you spread livestock bedding or process feed, you can apply coverage for new seeding or bare earth on your construction site. Re-processing hemp fiber? No problem. Sick of opening bags of mulch? Jump in the cab and landscape like the pros


How far you will be able to spread depends on your skid steer hydraulics, material, and how the operator controls the feed. Here is a sample of customers’ averages with dry cornstalks.

Sample Hydraulic Reference with 5x6 Dry Cornstalks

34 Gpm/129 lpm 40 feet/12 meters of throw
23 Gpm/89 lpm 33 feet/10 meters of throw
20 Gpm/76 lpm 30 feet/9 meters of throw
16 Gpm/61 lpm 20 feet/6meters of throw

Model Specifications

Dimensions Model 664 Model 864
Width across skid steer 102 inches/259cm 122 inches/310cm
Width in front of skid steer 67 inches/ 170 cm 67 inches/ 170 cm
Height 67 inches/ 170 cm 67 inches/ 170 cm
Defector door 24 inches/ 61 cm 24 inches/ 61 cm
Weight 2,060 pounds/ 934 kg 2,260 pounds/ 1,025 kg
Material Load Model 664 Model 864
Round Bales up to a 5'x6' round bale up to a 5'x6' round bale
Square Bales up to a 4'x4'x6' square bale up to a 4'x4'x8' square bale
Loose Material 120 cubic feet/3.4 cu. meters 160 cubic feet/4.5 cu. meters
Requirements Model 664 Model 864
Loader Weight Capacity 2500 pounds/1,134 kg 2500 pounds/1,179 kg
Hydraulic Flow 20 gpm/ 76 lpm or more 20 gpm/ 76 lpm or more
"I use it every day. Spreader works great, does such a nice job of grinding and spreading the bedding."
Wayne, Worthington, MN
“It took me awhile to get use to running, but now that I am use to it, it works great. Spreads nice. Saves bedding and time. Very glad I bought one. Now the neighbors are interested and so is the local sale barn.”
Brian, Kansas City, KS