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Old 04-10-2013, 08:22 PM
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looking for a spreader around $100-$150

I haven't really searched much, but I need a good spreader for $100-$150. I don't do a lot of fertilizing so I don't need to spend $3-$400. I've been looking at a shindaiwa homeowner rotary spreader at my local dealer for $119. What else is out there that is good for my price range?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:32 PM
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I want $125 for mine. It is a stainless steel Scotts (Anderson's) holds 80 pounds. Helical cone for pattern adjustment. Click my name and look at my pictures to see it. Comes with rain cover. New tires.
Electronic speedometer/odometer at no extra cost if needed. Has holster for 1 qt hand sprayer. Extra handle for easy lifting.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:03 PM
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How big are your lawns...?

If they are smaller I really like the Earthway Monkey grinder model. Takes a bit to calibrate your brain on flow rate-crank speed and throttle, but once you get it down it's the ticket. About $110- $130 range.
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Old 04-11-2013, 07:18 PM
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I don't know if you have a Tractor Supply store in your area, but I just picked up one of their GroundWorks push spreaders for $130. It holds 125 lbs. of material and seems to be built very well. I was pleased.
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:02 PM
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I want $125 for mine. It is a stainless steel Scotts (Anderson's) holds 80 pounds. Helical cone for pattern adjustment. Click my name and look at my pictures to see it. Comes with rain cover. New tires.
Electronic speedometer/odometer at no extra cost if needed. Has holster for 1 qt hand sprayer. Extra handle for easy lifting.
Sorry Riggle, its a little too far though. Thanks tho
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:04 PM
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I don't know if you have a Tractor Supply store in your area, but I just picked up one of their GroundWorks push spreaders for $130. It holds 125 lbs. of material and seems to be built very well. I was pleased.
TSC store??? Is that the all black spreader?
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:29 AM
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Yes.
http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...preader-125-lb
I was like you, I would have loved to have a stainless steel spreader from Lesco or Spyker, but I just could not justify the price since I will only be using it 4-5 times a year.
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:26 AM
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I have a TSC just down the road from me and was there looking at that same spreader when it was on sale about 2 weeks ago, and it just didn't look too good for that price. But now ya got me thinking....what are the settings like on it? I believe its an all steel frame too correct?
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:46 PM
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The manual lists several spreader settings supposedly calibrated for various "lbs/1000 sq. ft." of product. Mine was reasonably close, but I still need to tweak it a little more. I was pleased with the pattern it threw. The frame appears to be powder coated.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:23 PM
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Does it have a rain cover for the hopper?
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