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Old 05-04-2013, 05:51 PM
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The first of my five spreaders I've purchased arrived today. The hand crank and slide for the fertilizer setting are in perfect condition. The guy sold me these two with shipping for $45. I sent him a payment via Pay Pal for $50 since it was well worth it.

I paid $45 each for the other three spreaders I have coming. If I can find enough spreaders I may sell a few but selling them is really not something I'm trying to do. If you want one bad enough PM me and I'll tell you how much I'll sell one for if I'm able to find more.
Wal-Mart sells 'em for under 15 bucks. Way overpriced cuz they shell out FAST! Hope these pieces of sh4t are recyclable, cuz I'd hate to see the landfills fill up with these toys.

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Old 05-04-2013, 08:02 PM
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You don't know what your talking about Kbrashears. The one on the left is the crappy new one and the older one on the right is the good one. Nobody sells the good ones on the internet because nobody thinks they are worth anything. After many fruitless searches I have found a way to locate them and think I can probably find at least a few to buy every month. I managed to find about 15 this month but it's a challenge is to get people to mail them to you because of all the internet type scams nobody is very trusting. Just in the last few days I found several more but I couldn't get the people to agree to sell them to me.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:12 AM
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I just purchased number six and should have a buyer for the few I'm willing to sell in Atlanta.
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:44 AM
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Mint Condition

This spreader showed up today. It appears to be made in September 2002. For being over ten years old it is in absolute mint condition. Zero scratches and the orange part of the handle that tends to fade a little looks like it just came out of the box.

I think I know someone who wants this one. This may blow some of you guys away who don't make a lot of money from doing applications but this unit will not go for less then about 7 1/2 times more then it cost new.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:26 PM
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Number Four

Here is the fourth spreader I bought that showed up. This unit was made in June 1998 and is perfect. The orange plastic has faded but is still totally sound. This unit came from a professor in Santa Barbara, CA. His address showed that he lived in a $800K+ house.

He was just trying to keep it out of the landfill.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:59 AM
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I was out spreading Allectus in one of the hand spreaders I purchased today. The carries material is really heavy (not the sand based) and instantly destroys the new Scotts spreaders and the two versions of the Earthway hand helds as well. That old Scotts spreader threw that stuff with ease even with the hopper piled up with probably ten pounds of material. It's the first time I've had a Scotts spreader that wasn't worn out in a few years and it made doing the applications a world easier.

It's nice to once again have a spreader your not cursing out because it's pissing you off constantly.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:59 PM
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More Used Units

This unit showed up today. I think this unit is a 2005. It's in absolute mint condition. I missed the UPS guy yesterday but one more unit should be showing up today from CT.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:18 PM
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Unit Number Six

Here is the sixth spreader to show up. It appears to be made on March 31st 2004. This unit is also in mint condition and I suspect was used just one time.
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Old 10-07-2013, 01:59 PM
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Anymore word on sources for these "OLD MOLD" Scott's spreaders.

I have one of those older ones and it works pretty well.

My favorite all around unit is the Earthway 3100 with the crossed back straps. I wear a rain jacket to keep the fert off me.

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Old 10-08-2013, 01:19 AM
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Since I stocked up on old units I found I had no reason to have put forth the time and effort to try to have clones made. Earthway should start moving forward on their unit now that their new push spreader is done.

Here are a few links to help you guys out. Use these links and you will find used units just like I did. Be prepared to offer people at least $45 - $50 to get them to ship you their spreader that is for sale for only $5 - $10 most of the time.

http://for-sale.yakaz.com/scotts-spr...s%20for%20sale

http://www.searchtempest.com/
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