I did do a search but didn't find...anyone know if Tarter (Tractor supply) and Cosmo (Agri supply) spreaders are related? When I bought I was in a hurry (spelled Winta) and couldn't find/afford a Tarter with stainless business ends. Now I find Cosmo has stainless disc, vanes, agitator/entrainer. I'm doing surgery on my Tarter thanks to 2 years of rocksalt (even with rinsing when it wasn't blue-finger weather) - using delicate tools like, fire, cutoff wheel (I think an angle grinder at the bottom of a spreader cone had got to be more fun than Fortnight!!).
My point (yup-had one) the hole spacing for a Cosmo gearbox (PTO coupling fused on mine) identical. Output shaft length and diameter also supposedly an exact match.
So, think I can transplant the Cosmo gearbox then retool with Cosmo: disc, agitator, entrainer, tumbler bar inside the Tarter barrel and go?
Unless somebody knows otherwise, Im going all in!
Oh yeah, think I dress it up with a (replaceable) stainless skin over the deflector plate to save the rock salt/fertilizer doing a slow sandblast on my repaint job...