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Old 06-19-2014, 09:34 PM
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Applying Gran Fert on Steep hill

So I had sent on of my guys out to fert a lawn w/ LESCO 8-0-0 w/ Dimension (6-8 weeks ago, JDL recommended this app at the time). He claimed a few broad leaf weeds had already emerged. This lawn is on a steep hill and it appears that the way it was applied due to the hill has caused some dead spots. I have to send someone or myself to do the next app soon. Any suggestions or advice on what to do for the next app using a 50lbs broadcast spreader on a steep hill.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:36 AM
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This is a good time to use a chest-carried spreader, the organ grinder type. Or if the areas isn't too large--use a hand carried type spreader.

http://earthway.com/category/hand-spreaders.ashx

Depends on how steep of course.
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:21 PM
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exact ditto with Riggle.
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:13 PM
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Yep a chest spreader on a steep hill side or any thing a T3000 won't do

No push spreader it will go up on 1 wheel or over
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:16 PM
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I think most of us have striped a big hill. I am with the above chest spreader all the way.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:08 AM
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Working for a company, I used to have to spread granules on steep hills. I would blow the granules with a Maruyama MD. 56 CC engine, 50 lb hopper capacity, and totally mobile because it is a backpack. The machine would shoot the granules at least 50 ft up hill.
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Old 06-21-2014, 02:19 AM
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This is why I love my skid sprayer.
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Old 06-21-2014, 03:03 AM
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Ditto. On inaccessible areas, I use air inducted boomless nozzles on the hand piece.
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Old 06-21-2014, 05:04 AM
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I've been on slopes I have busted my butt every 3-4 steps.. Guess what that was a big reason I don't work for that guy no more....
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Old 06-22-2014, 12:51 AM
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Also applying fertilizer on a steep hill and get a turd floater and the nitrogen greens up the down hill neighbor. Ha gotta love that
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