Back in the late 1970’s highway superintendent Ken Harder was tired of the high maintenance cost of hopper-type spreaders.  Every year he had to sandblast and paint the rusted steel of the hoppers and occasionally when a chain would break it meant sending men inside the hopper to shovel out the sand and salt material until they could get down to the broken chain.  Then after many hours of thought he came up with a new concept which he and a local fabrication shop developed.  Later he went on to get a patent on his idea, now called the HARDER Spreader.

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