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Old 05-04-2011, 12:31 PM
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z spray fertilizer hopper agitator wire

Do you find that fertilizer agitator wire necessary on the hopper shaft ?
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:17 PM
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Not at all. It's more of an agitation of my nerves than anything else. I chunked mine.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:39 PM
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Reason why I asked. I was having issues with fert not being distributed properly.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:22 PM
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It caused more problems using than not, stoped suing it about 4 years ago. All it did was cause the fert to cake up around the shaft and then clog the hole. Fert flows just fine without it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 02:34 PM
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I took mine off, manual says if you use good fertilizer you donít need it. I found it was grinding up the fert at the bottom. Much better with it off.
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Old 05-04-2011, 08:16 PM
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I took mine off the second day I used it, was grinding the fert into dust.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:23 PM
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When I get some fert that is clumpy I use the wire. As to the grinding the fert into dust when not spreading, I wish that you could turn OFF the spreader when not in use. Maybe the factory will come out with a shutoff for these machines. Hint to LT Rich.
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Old 05-04-2011, 11:50 PM
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some flow is good but i think it is adjustable, call them for shutting off the hyrdo spinner.

i too had none, but then made some of my own with materials i got from ltrich(stainless). so far, no issues from them, dont know if they are helping either!
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:07 AM
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When I get some fert that is clumpy I use the wire. As to the grinding the fert into dust when not spreading, I wish that you could turn OFF the spreader when not in use. Maybe the factory will come out with a shutoff for these machines. Hint to LT Rich.
I'm not sure, but I don't think you'll be able to turn it completely off. If I'm not mistaken, oil must be kept running through the spinner motor to keep it somewhat cool. I have noticed that my Jr. slows down more than my Jr.36. Also, the rheostat goes to "11" on the Jr.36 and only "10" on the Jr. With the high quality fert I use, the agitator is unnecessary in my opinion. If I were using "ag grade" fert with moonrocks and asteroids in it, it might be different.
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