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Old 08-03-2011, 11:33 AM
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Prizelawn’s Bigfoot BF l HVO Spreader...how good is it???

Ok I'm looking for a high quality WB spreader for to compliment my monkey grinder Earthway 3100 monkey grinder. I really like the versatility of the this Earthway spreader for many of my properties almost all are 1/2 acre or less in total lawn area. I believe this to be the fastest most efficient spreader since I fly by the seat of my pants and basically eye ball the entire process and vary the output based on speed of the hand cranking and the amount of opening.


I have a recent lower back injury and I need to only use my Earthway 3100 Monkey Grinder on uneven terrain to reduce the load on one of my discs in my lower back. Thus the reason the purchase a WB.

SO....how well does the HVO feature really work on the Bigfoot Spreader? Success stories? Success stories? I also want to use it to apply GCM and a variety of other non fertilizer products to aide in the breakdown of thatch. I also want to use it to apply GCM and a variety of other non fertilizer products to aide in the breakdown of thatch etc. and other soil amendments.....mentioned in this other thread. http://www.lawnsite.com/showpost.php...40&postcount=5


Will this spreader apply EKO compost to top dress a lawn in any capacity.





Prizelawn’s Bigfoot BF l HVO Spreader

The Bigfoot BF l HVO (high volume output) features a hinged plate for conversion from

fertilizer spreading to high volume application. It is designed for the application of EZ Mulch,

topdress sand, icemelters, limestone, grass seed or other high-rate products while retaining

all the adjustments and features of the BF I SS. Stainless Steel frame only.
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:40 PM
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Do you intend to lift it onto your truck? In that case the Prizelawn Bigfoot may be too heavy. If you transport it on a trailer--with ramp--fine. Otherwise if you have to lift it--try to find something that weighs less than 25 pounds. Earthway's 50 pound capacity with wide tires and stainless steel frame is a good bet. Add a handle on the left side of the frame for easier lifting.
http://earthway.com/product/professi...ers-1/manuals/

You can always cut a bigger hole for those big jobs. And cover it with duct tape or screw on a little plastic patch when you want to use it in the conventional way.
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Old 08-06-2011, 12:54 PM
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Thanks for the input. Probably get the earthway one first and see what happens.


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Old 08-07-2011, 08:40 PM
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I think Prizelawn also manufactures the Anderson (Scotts ) stainless steel spreader. They are probably very similar.
Too late, but I just heard that Earthway has a very slow delivery system. Be sure to ask exactly when ordered products will arrive.
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Old 08-17-2011, 10:33 PM
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I ordered this same spreader but not in Stainless Steel. For right at $230.


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Just wondering if anyone has used this Earthway Spreader for use with compost or more course material?
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:23 PM
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I have a Earthway sort of like the red one, mine just has the larger hopper, for a backup. The Lesco I had and my Scotts/Anderson [about the same as the Prizelawn Bigfoot, just green and a helical cone] have way larger openings than the Earthway. In fact my Scotts/Anderson has the largest openings, I think the center of the Scotts alone would let out more material than all three openings of the Earthway and two holes of the Lesco. Since Scotts/Andersons [and many others] are made by Prizelawn I would bet that the Bigfoot HVO would really move some material through it.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:53 PM
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I have a Earthway sort of like the red one, mine just has the larger hopper, for a backup. The Lesco I had and my Scotts/Anderson [about the same as the Prizelawn Bigfoot, just green and a helical cone] have way larger openings than the Earthway. In fact my Scotts/Anderson has the largest openings, I think the center of the Scotts alone would let out more material than all three openings of the Earthway and two holes of the Lesco. Since Scotts/Andersons [and many others] are made by Prizelawn I would bet that the Bigfoot HVO would really move some material through it.
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Any chance of taking a picture of the opening of your Anderson say with a quarter near the opening for perspective?
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:16 PM
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I will be loading up my mowers in the morning and will see if I can remember.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:04 AM
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I hope you can tell something because I am not the worlds best photographer. The two holes on the side are almost the same size as a quarter [one I have covered with tape because I do not use them] and the middle one is larger than a quater so I had to close the opening to keep it from falling throught. I am pretty sure the Prizelawn HVO [high volume output] has one large retangular opening for things like sand and compost.
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Old 08-22-2011, 12:33 AM
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Well let me try this again.
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