View Full Version : broadcast spreader settings

02-28-2009, 04:20 PM
What setting do i use to get 6 #'s for 1000sf on a Scotts broadcast spreader?

02-28-2009, 07:49 PM
6#/M HOLY TOLEDO! What the heck ya throw'n down?

02-28-2009, 08:15 PM
6#/M HOLY TOLEDO! What the heck ya throw'n down?

I'm guessing thats 6lbs of total product, not 6 lbs of nitrogen.

To answer your question, do a google search on how to calibrate a spreader.

I realize thats not the answer your looking for, but any other answer is wrong. Spreader settings don't really mean much. One spreader of a certain make and model may throw a different amount of product down than even another spreader of the same brand and model number. Once you calibrate it, remember the setting. As a homeowner I would suggest you calibrate once a year.

03-02-2009, 12:43 AM
if it is fert then it will be higher than M setting on the slide adjuster. that is 4 lbs per K

03-02-2009, 11:34 AM
Weigh 6 pounds. Apply. Adjust. Repeat. 6 pounds is way too much--if you really want that much,I would start at about "S" or "T", or better yet, use "M". Put in half of what you need--adjust--then cover it again.

What product are you spreading?

03-02-2009, 12:14 PM
Thanks guys. I used my pest appl. book, it had a chapter in calibrating. I did some test runs but I dont know if a scotts spreader is accurate, I thought i had it then i was off by about a pound.

I buy simplot products now and they recomended one of their spreaders for about $150. The scotts cost me about $30:confused:

I will be spreading SSN 22-02-12

03-02-2009, 12:54 PM
And you are applying 1.32 pounds of nitrogen per thousand for what reason? Is any of that slow release? Is this an Oregon thing?

03-02-2009, 03:07 PM
if that scotts only cost you 30 bucks either it is a total pos or you got it very used. if it is not a pro spreader like the accupro 2000 then get something worth a F&%&. otherwise your apps will suffer. if it is the pro spreader then yeah, follow all the above advice by all means

03-03-2009, 01:33 AM
30 dollar spreader? Calibration? Uh....