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Old 11-18-2012, 02:42 PM
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I can't say I've had an opportunity to try. The St. Augustine grass is way too risky to go over 350, any time I try I regret it with chunks of turf coming out.
I'm really surprised at all the tight places I can maneuver into. I feared not being able to get a nice close job done. It's tempting to sell the Turfco XT5 altogether. The opportunity to back into places & hang over the edge makes a huge difference. I always had to contend with the handlebars on the xt5. Is it a huge deal, probably not, but I have had customers thank me for doing such a thorough job.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:02 PM
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I just visited MIBAR's site & now I'm asking: What else do you all use this machine for other than aerating? I'm in Florida, so no snow here. I would have loved the Spreader unit last week after spreading 150#'s of winter-rye over a driving range with el-cheapo spreaders. I'd love to offer more of this service to residential but most of them have thick Zoysia turf, not sure how well that would go.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:17 PM
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I already have a spreader mounted and plan on spray tanks with a boom and hose reel. I am also going to try and fab a power rake to slide into the reciever and lift with a cylinder. I use the power rake after aerating for a seed bed so driving around would be alot better than pushing it. I think it might work well as a walk plow also.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:28 PM
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Steve,
You've never posted your pictures of your set up. Are you going too?????
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:59 PM
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Yes..I'm sorry i completely forgot..Just made myself a note,
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:08 PM
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The set-screws on the outside drive shaft bearing pillow-blocks loosened allowing the Right side facing drive chain to rub behind the wheelwell & the masterlink came apart. With a new one ($2) it was back together. Something to keep an eye on.
During my hour lunch-break today I aerated a small corner-lot but afterward was told their phone just went out. Was only at 300 psi too. I suggested it must not have been buried to code, apologized & just made it back to the office 1 minute over. I hate rushing thru a job.
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I had a customer call me last month and tell me their internet went out right after I left. Said Charter came out and the cable was "shredded" and that the customer would be responsible. I told them no way, had to have been buried too shallow. Sure enough, Charter backed down and admitted it was't buried deep enough.

I'm working on mounting up a Lesco Truckster that I bought off of Ebay. Brand new still in the box for $325 shipped!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:24 AM
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I'm hoping to have a dethatcher unit converted to the 2" receiver front mount for the sole purpose of raking pine-straw needles. I think it will make quick work. Not looking to get all them up but would like to speedily pile them to pitch-fork into dumptruck.
Secondarily what's the best search keywords when shopping for the front-mount broadcast spreader? I ebayed Lesco Truckster but nodda.
Rick, I'm thinking of offering a Milorganite type spreader service instead of just the compost topdressing. As you know the topdressing is labor/equipment intense so I'd like to offer something outta the bag for a change. Thoughts?
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:42 PM
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I'm hoping to have a dethatcher unit converted to the 2" receiver front mount for the sole purpose of raking pine-straw needles. I think it will make quick work. Not looking to get all them up but would like to speedily pile them to pitch-fork into dumptruck.
Secondarily what's the best search keywords when shopping for the front-mount broadcast spreader? I ebayed Lesco Truckster but nodda.
Rick, I'm thinking of offering a Milorganite type spreader service instead of just the compost topdressing. As you know the topdressing is labor/equipment intense so I'd like to offer something outta the bag for a change. Thoughts?
Spyker or JRCO..spyker is what is on the Z sprays..I have the JRCO ..works great
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:44 PM
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I'm hoping to have a dethatcher unit converted to the 2" receiver front mount for the sole purpose of raking pine-straw needles. I think it will make quick work. Not looking to get all them up but would like to speedily pile them to pitch-fork into dumptruck.
Secondarily what's the best search keywords when shopping for the front-mount broadcast spreader? I ebayed Lesco Truckster but nodda.
Rick, I'm thinking of offering a Milorganite type spreader service instead of just the compost topdressing. As you know the topdressing is labor/equipment intense so I'd like to offer something outta the bag for a change. Thoughts?

I think I just lucked out on the lesco
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:57 AM
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How about a spreader like this one here on ebay?: http://www.ebay.com/itm/SnowEX-Wirel...ad78c2&vxp=mtr
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