View Full Version : Spreader Conversions

03-17-2006, 07:34 PM
Hey I went to Lesco and purchased some fert, but when I got it home and read the label it didn't have the conversion for my Scotts 3000.

Does anyone know of a conversion chart so I can apply the right amount to my clients lawn?


03-17-2006, 08:14 PM
Scotts 3000? Is that one of those cheapy drop spreaders?

Mike's Lawn & Snow
03-17-2006, 08:17 PM
yea i was wondering the same thing lesco doesn't give a spreader rating for my earthway spreader, mind you i dont mess with fertilizer and customer's im not licensed to do such get caught without a license ur in deep crap :hammerhead:

03-17-2006, 08:47 PM
I started off last year (fully licensed) with a Scotts 3000 and had the same problem. I did a Google search and found a conversion chart. I think my search terms were something like "Lesco Scotts settings conversion".

Later in the season I upgraded to an AgriFab (not much of an upgrade) and this spring picked up a Permagreen. We all gotta start somewhere!

Jason Rose
03-17-2006, 09:16 PM
If it's the drop spreader, beware... The large granular fertilizers really aren't designed to go thru drop spreaders.

If it's the broacast then it would be BEST if you could calibrate it using a measured area and spreading over that area and weighing the amount before and after. Just have to kinda guess at a starting point for settings.

03-17-2006, 09:55 PM
the bag is only an estimate.. i dosent matter if it's a lesco spreader and lesco fert. or any other combo, you need to calibrate your spreader to your walking pace. it's quick and easy, and most of all it can save you BIG money in the long run.