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Old 01-08-2009, 03:11 PM
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Advice on Compost Spreader

I researched and found two that stand out,both motorized. One is the Bull Spreader which is more affordable than the EcoLawn Applicator. I don't know if the Bull would hold up as well as the Eco. I thought also the Bull may spread easier in tight residential areas.
Is anyone familiar with either of these two and can give feedback.Or is there another brand I might look into.
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Old 01-08-2009, 03:20 PM
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Haven't used either, but the bull looks like you can't go less that 1/4". Something to consider.
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Old 01-09-2009, 09:04 AM
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The biggest problems with spreaders that I consider is volume.
How many cu. ft. can you spread b4 refilling? and How much ground will it cover b4 refilling?
So far a 5cu.ft. wheelbarrow is the most time efficient.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:38 AM
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go with the ecolawn..............
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:09 PM
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Drop vx spread

The Bull is drop vs spread. the Eco has a conveyer system that is a proven method to reduce clogs and comes with a Honda engine. I will be getting one after two years of research on the pros and cons and tree uses them which is enough proof for me as they spread 1000's of yards a year.
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Old 01-09-2009, 03:20 PM
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I like em so much I want to become a distributor.....
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:42 AM
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I am also considering buying a topdresser. First of all, I just got an e-mail back from the company that makes the bull spreader and they said that they have shut their doors. They would let me know in the future if they re-open. After reading on here and talking to a few that have used some of the different machines, I have decided that i will be purchasing the ecolawn applicator hopefully in march.
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Old 01-16-2009, 11:45 AM
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I like em so much I want to become a distributor.....

Hey Treegal, How many yards of compost do you think you can spread in a day with the ecolawn? Have you had any problems with your machine at all and how long have you had it? Would it be possible if i could contact you to discuss this machine with you? If so, please PM me with your information.

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Old 01-16-2009, 12:14 PM
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The Eco-Lawn looks badass..

I'd like to slap a sulky on there and let is pull me around too.
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Old 01-16-2009, 12:32 PM
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Mn T M,

I am new at application methods of compost.

I have an Eco Lawn Applicator, it was delivered in November.

Bottom-line for me is: Its the material you put in the machine that counts
Dry-Sandy-Top soil with little Compost (Bagged) or Dry-Cow Manure Compost (Bagged) spreads very fast (six cubic foot/K having trap door set at three) less than a minute.

I tried bulk Compost, very little sand with yard-waste-compost had a problem with bridging of material. Trap door was set full open, 14 cubic foot per 900 square feet was spread and it took way to long. The application needed to be smoothed out with blower.

Pure-Worm Castings or a compound of grain and worm casts fast but watch for over application, needs minor adjustments.

The machine is solid, I believe I have a problem with compost.

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