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Old 03-31-2000, 06:40 AM
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How do you secure your spreader in the bed of your truck or on the trailer? What dorducts are available to mount the spreader during transport?<br>I have a Prizelawn bigfoot and a Duraliner bedliner in my truck I'm looking for a solution other than emptying the spreader after every job.
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Old 03-31-2000, 05:01 PM
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It's better to empty it between jobs, unless you are just fertilizing closely spaced sites. As a salt, fertilizer will absorb moisture, especially on a humid day. Our spreaders are emptied and covered after each job. Even the dust left in the spreader can absorb moisture from the air and gum up the flow. If you always have dry air, you're lucky. Last July I could only do 7-8 apps a day before spreader had to be washed out.<p>----------<br>Jim<br>North central Indiana
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Old 03-31-2000, 07:14 PM
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I BUILT A RACK OUT OF 1+2 METAL TUBEING THAT FITS IN MY RECIEVER HITCH
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Old 04-01-2000, 07:20 AM
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My bed liner has cross area for 2 x 4's<br>I use these to hold sprayers ETC with<br>bunge chords<br>
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Old 04-01-2000, 08:43 PM
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lesco has a spreader holder that fits into the receiver hitch.
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Old 04-01-2000, 08:47 PM
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I think Jungle Jims has brackets you can buy that attach to the inside of the trailer and lock one wheel in place. At least I know they have these for push mowers. I'm sure it would be easy to fabricate something like this also.
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Old 04-01-2000, 09:48 PM
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I thought I replied to this thread before. Gremlins must have ate it.<p>I think you want to have your spreader outside your truck bed securely mounted. <br>That way you don't have to empty it, you're not lifting it as high and it give you more room in your truck.<br>
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Old 04-08-2000, 04:46 PM
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I had a rack built that fits into a receiver hitch. I found this necessary since I bought the hydro unit from Lesco, and was too heavy to lift. The rack has a side that lets down for removal. Works well, just have to remember that you have an extra 3 feet behind<br>you and beware of going in and out of drives, as it will drag.
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Old 04-09-2000, 10:39 AM
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neil tell me more about youe spreadre mount<br>that holds your lesco hydro spreader.<br>
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Old 04-09-2000, 02:07 PM
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Anthony, it is a simple fabricated hitch mounted rack. Made of angle and heavy gauge wire mesh. Right side is hinged so that when you let it down the spreader simply rolls off and then drive it back on when finished. It installs into the receiver end of a class 3 hitch. Had mine made by Graham in Douglasville, Ga. But I would think that any trailer mfg. could do the same, or someone with welding equipment. Any additional questions, just let me know.
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