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Old 03-21-2012, 07:30 PM
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I had a chance to look upclose at an Earthway today at
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Underneath there are adjustment slides that have about 6 notches to partially close off the left or right holes for pattern adjustment. Control knob is on the left so most of us can keep our right hand on the pushing handle.

The large premium model has a sort of dashboard with cable-operated controls so that the pattern can be adjusted on the fly. Has anyone used this spreader and adjustment? Does it work well?
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I'm looking at Shindaiwa RS76. I figure if I'm not spreading salt I can get away with powder coat frame. Any experience??
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I'm looking at getting a rs76 also, I think I'm just going to get the stainless one though (not much price difference IMO). Is it a single hole or triple?
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I use the lesco (50 lb) spreader. They are small and well balanced, they last a long time, they are fairly inexpensive and they don't take up too much room in the trucks. If I need 80 lbs to do an app, I will be using a ride on!
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I use the lesco (50 lb) spreader. They are small and well balanced, they last a long time, they are fairly inexpensive and they don't take up too much room in the trucks. If I need 80 lbs to do an app, I will be using a ride on!
A ride on would be nice, but I don't have a need for it.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:28 PM
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I'm looking at Shindaiwa RS76. I figure if I'm not spreading salt I can get away with powder coat frame. Any experience??
This is my favorite spreader. Light weight and has a nice spread. Been using it 3 years with absolutely no failures.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:37 PM
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The stainless model Riggle mentioned with a 50# hopper us flexible since one can pour left over fert into a tote etc.

On any of the none stainless frames [painted or powder coated] I'd advise spraying down joints and hardware areas with WD40 at a minimum.
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Old 08-10-2014, 06:30 PM
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Need a good push spreader and not sure what kind to get. Havent been in lawn care long enough to know whats good and what isn't.I've seen you can pay from 100 to 600. I know you get what you pay for ,but if I can buy a 250 to 300 $ spreader,than I would rather not spend a lot more for something that isn't that much better. I would appreciate any input ya'll would have.
LESCO...i think we paid $400, but it also came with the extension that allows for more fertilizer.. but we never use it. Actually use it on our ride-on spreader for granular...Don't go the cheap route, been there and I ain't goin back
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