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Old 11-14-2009, 10:34 PM
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carrier racks

This is a very simple question here. I don't need Larry telling me that the T3k is awesome because it can fit on a carrier rack. Well, so can every other machine. I've seen it done. What I'm wondering is if you are using a rack when going down the road, do you need to use a hopper cover to keep the wind from blowing the fert out of the hopper?

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Old 11-14-2009, 10:51 PM
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Yes, the fertilizer will blow out at higher speeds. The biggest problem is when you hit a bump in the road with the hopper close to full, it can be a mess.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:54 PM
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with the price of fertilizer you gotta use a hopper cover.... or you see little $$ flying out when you go over 40mph!!!!
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:45 AM
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Normally I keep less than 100lbs of fert in my hopper (which is a spyker 220) so I don't really need the hopper cover for driving around town or anything. When I get on the highway or something I'll throw it on, don't really know if I need to though or not.
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:35 AM
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YES

That is a very good idea~!
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Old 11-15-2009, 08:38 AM
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I always keep the covers on.
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Old 11-15-2009, 11:59 AM
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I would cover any fert container to cut down on the time spent chatting with local and state employees. Plus it saves money in lost fert.
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:06 PM
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all ride-on sprayer/spreaders on carrier racks

The T3000 is NOT "awesome" merely because it can easily be transported on a carrier rack. (I know of at least seven T3000's being used in my town).

Some LCO's used to run PG's, Z's, etc, yet many in my state are changing over to T's. And it's not just because of carrier rack capabilities.

Question: You say "every other machine" can be (safely) transported on a carrier rack.......Which ones? Which units do you have experience with?

Asking if a spreader cover is a good thing...........

Not trying to pick on you, but our Spyker spreaders have never lost a cover while driving at interstate speeds. And I don't care what brand of ride-on or push spreader one is using. IMO Spykers rule. Been running Spykers for over ten years.

BTW I don't "need" you either. I never told you what to do. Dig your own grave due to your lack of experience.


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This is a very simple question here. I don't need Larry telling me that the T3k is awesome because it can fit on a carrier rack. Well, so can every other machine. I've seen it done. What I'm wondering is if you are using a rack when going down the road, do you need to use a hopper cover to keep the wind from blowing the fert out of the hopper?
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Old 11-15-2009, 04:00 PM
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always use a cover always
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Old 11-15-2009, 07:02 PM
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its definately good practice to keep a hopper cover on all the time,
i learned the hard way in my early years, hit a pot hole and about 100 lbs of fert went
everywhere

i also secure the turn on linkage, flow control, gate opening or whatever you wanna call it
to keep it from kicking on during transport
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