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    Heritage of Cosmo and Tarter Broadcast Spreaders

    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...
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    I can't say for sure that the two spreaders you're talking about are related, but it wouldn't surprise me. Tarter puts other names on a lot of the stuff they manufacture as do other manufacturers of tractor implements.

    At least you were able to find a gear box and other parts that will fit your spreader!! That's a good thing!!

    Are you going to post any "before" and "after" pictures of the spreader rehab?
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    Sorry I didn't get any before or during demo shots - the gopro cam probably wouldn't have fit in the cone with me and the grinder! Ive pulled the trigger and ordered the parts. Once here I'll get pics of the rehab. and (hopefully) the re-finished product.
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