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Old 04-16-2013, 07:26 PM
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mixing fert to make a blend

I bought a t3000 I have been thinking about getting a local co to mix my uflex a little urea and k. And using lime as a filler. I would be able to mix what I needed per round and have it in a 2 to sand bag in the enclosed trailer. Any thoughts on this.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:43 PM
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Why not use an organic filler? Barry can help you. Adds essential micronutrients, organic matter and extra nitrogen. Probably cheaper.

How do you plan to get the product from the bag to your spreader? Scoop bucket?

Do you mean all your fert in one huge bag?

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Old 04-16-2013, 09:02 PM
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yes it may not be practical but just what I was thinking. Just trying to keep cost down and if it means riding into the trailer in the middle of a yard its all good to me. most of my yards are 22k or smaller but I do have a hand full of 150k yard as well so Im willing to try it just wondering if it would be a bad idea.

everything needs lime in my area. So thats why I was going with lime a a filler. I can get it mixed for 5 dollars a load so it would be dirt cheap.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:03 PM
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and yes would prob. use a bucket could fill hopper just as fast as using bags I would think.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:26 PM
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How much lime does your soil tests say you need for the lawns you're treating?
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:28 PM
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I will be doing a similar thing this year for fert on my larger rural properties. I am going to use a a 275 gallon tote with the top cut out to store/haul the fert. I'll line it with a tarp or drop cloth. Then, when I get down to 25-50lbs, I can just lift the tarp out. Mininimum to mix here is 1000 lbs, so I'll just get what I want blended and use it within a couple of days. I'm sticking with coated slow release products for higher end yards.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:46 PM
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Sweet idea, guys. How about telling us how it works after a couple of weeks? Need photos also. Can you keep it dry?

If you have a high truck...would it be any way possible to figure out a dry product valve and run it down a rubber chute to fill your spreader directly? Like a feed grain hopper valve.
http://www.barnworld.com/livestock-s...ots_Unloaders/
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:52 PM
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Sweet idea, guys. How about telling us how it works after a couple of weeks? Need photos also. Can you keep it dry?

If you have a high truck...would it be any way possible to figure out a dry product valve and run it down a rubber chute to fill your spreader directly? Like a feed grain hopper valve.
http://www.barnworld.com/livestock-s...ots_Unloaders/
I've used my hopper before and considered the chute, but never followed through. We don't get many pop up showers here in OK. I'll store it in the barn at night.

I'll be doing a test comparing 46-0-0, 43-0-0 100%xcu, 46-0-0 treated w/ Stay N, and 46-0-0 treated w/Nutrisphere N. I'm planning on just donating the product to a local school, where I do their spraying and overseeding.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:57 PM
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past the last one i ran was on mine was a 5.6 for ph and was 4.5 two years ago. I would not use a ton but some as filler. As far as the tote that is not a bad idea as well. because with a pallet jack you could move it where ever u need it. I was thinking about the ton sand bags just because i have a ton of em. FYI the also work awesome for trimming bushes.
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Old 04-19-2013, 11:30 AM
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when mixing this I am looking at going with 2 lbs of product per k is do y'all think that is to low for a T3000 I just got mine so not super sure.
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