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Old 04-04-2008, 12:16 PM
treemonkey treemonkey is offline
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Fert. spreader options, assistance please

Gentlemen,

I am looking for options to apply fertilizer in two different scenarios at my work place.

First, I have about 3 acres of non-irrigated lawns to maintain. I fertilize only 3 times a year. Sometimes I apply grub control. I have a ZTR, Gator, and compact tractor for power.


Second, I have 1/4 to 1 acre nursery plots that I apply ag. products (fertilizer) to.


I am familiar with Vicon pendulum spreaders and Gandy drop spreaders. An 8 foot Gandy costs almost $5,000 dollars!!!!!

I'm stuck between wanting an efficient system, but I can't justify the high cost to do something a few times a year.

Are there other high quality spreaders out there that are ACCURATE for less $$$$$$?

Thanks for any input.
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Old 04-04-2008, 01:30 PM
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Gentlemen,

I am looking for options to apply fertilizer in two different scenarios at my work place.

First, I have about 3 acres of non-irrigated lawns to maintain. I fertilize only 3 times a year. Sometimes I apply grub control. I have a ZTR, Gator, and compact tractor for power.


Second, I have 1/4 to 1 acre nursery plots that I apply ag. products (fertilizer) to.


I am familiar with Vicon pendulum spreaders and Gandy drop spreaders. An 8 foot Gandy costs almost $5,000 dollars!!!!!

I'm stuck between wanting an efficient system, but I can't justify the high cost to do something a few times a year.

Are there other high quality spreaders out there that are ACCURATE for less $$$$$$?

Thanks for any input.


Lordy, there are many under $5K. Check out Tractor Supply for a PTO driven spreader for that compact tractor or even a good size pull behind for the gator.
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:49 PM
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Vicon makes the best and most uniform large turf hopper, nothing can beat the agitation and distrabution of product that the Vicon has.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:50 PM
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Spyker makes very nice units. Check 'em out. They last for many years. The 220 or 120 will fit your needs.
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Old 04-07-2008, 10:12 AM
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Vicon makes the best and most uniform large turf hopper, nothing can beat the agitation and distrabution of product that the Vicon has.
I'll second that!
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