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Bauman Mfg. Model 440 Drop Spreader


Bauman drop spreaders prevent waste and property damage with the most accurate de-icing dispensing equipment on the market.
Backed by a tradition of quality for over 40 years and with 9 models to choose from, Bauman has the right solution for you.

Model 440 Features


The 440 is designed for sub-compact tractors and requires a hitch bracket.  The bracket depends on the tractor and is sold separately.

12 Volt 1/4 hp DC Electric Motor

The 12 Volt 1/4 hp DC electric motor and reducer drives the 440E. The epoxy paint protects the unit from salt brine/slushy environment. 

 Wiring Kit

A complete braided wiring harness with inline fuse, switch and fuse is included with 440E and 1040SI models.   

 Optional Mounting Brackets

The optional mounting brackets include Skid steer bracket, 3 Point hitch mount, Click-N-Go bracket (John Deere) and custom brackets for Steiner and Ventrac tractors.

  •  Kubota Bracket
  •  3 Point Hitch Bracket
  •  Click-N-Go Bracket
  • Steiner Bracket
  •  Ventrac Mounting Bracket 



Utilizing 12 gauge steel and a durable powder coat finish, the 440 model is built to last.

 Finger Bar

A unique polymer finger bar has a flexible memory in cold weather and retains its shape. The bar defines pressure and helps release an even quantity of de-icing material as seen with the cross hatch pattern when material is dropped.

 Agitator Bar

The agitator bar rotates in the hopper to help keep salt and sand from bridging or clumping. The bar ensures the material passes through to the drum and then to the ground for an even application.  

Salt / Sand Drum

The rotating drums allow placement of various de-icing material where needed. This gives controlled delivery of materials including sand, environmentally smart de-icing products as well as road and coarse rock salt.  

 Spread Pattern

The rotating distributor drums spread de-icing material in an even and consistent cross hatch pattern. De-icing material can then "creep" and spread out which results in an efficient use of material.

 Tension Lever Assembly

The assembly regulates the rate of flow for different types of material (i.e.: fine sand vs coarse salt). The lever allows for fine tuning of the rate of flow of material.

 Galvanized Grate / Lifting Lug

The grate screens and prevents larger pieces of material from entering the hopper. As a safety measure, the grate prevents human contact with the agitator. The lifting lug  is used to safely install or remove unit from tractor. It also keeps the grate secure.

 Sealed Bearings

Sealed bearings protect against environmental wear.
They are also easily maintained and re-greaseable.


Optional soft or hard cover available