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DAR57
09-27-2008, 11:26 AM
Just wondered what creative ways you have used to put down top dressing? I am looking into starting top dressing but with going into winter don't want to spend the big bucks on a top dresser. Will a 3 point cyclone spreader work?

DAR57
09-30-2008, 12:39 AM
Anyone have any sugestions to offer?

Barefoot James
09-30-2008, 11:02 PM
Use a back pack blower (powerful one) and blow it out - cheap, dirty yet effective. check organic side big thread on this subject.

jeffinsgf
10-01-2008, 09:08 AM
Don't any of you guys ever think "used"?

5 on eBay right now. Here's the best deal:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Terra-Topper-Bufallo-Turbine-TopDresser-Tractor-Tow_W0QQitemZ170253929246QQcmdZViewItem?_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116

jeffinsgf
10-01-2008, 09:10 AM
And, no, take it from the voice of experience, a cyclone spreader won't work. The material bridges over the outlet and the agitator isn't sufficient to get it moving.

DAR57
10-01-2008, 09:14 AM
Thank you for your replies!! I was afraid of a cyclone spreader not working. Also thanks for the suggestion of the Organic thread.

Armadillolawncare
10-01-2008, 01:14 PM
Boy I must be crazy but we use a wheel barrel, shovel and rake. Just dump a pile of top dressing and rake it out.