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Old 07-27-2014, 10:29 AM
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Spyker 40lb Stainless Spreader

Does anyone have any experience with these? Pro's/cons? My Earthway is on it's last legs and I'm looking for a replacement that isn't too big. It's come down to the Spyker or one of the Lesco units (can pick them up locally)
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:35 PM
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I used to be a loyal Spyker push spreader fan (used them for well over a decade). Now my 2 favorites are Shindaiwa or Anderson.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:50 AM
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Thanks. One of the places near me stocks Anderson spreaders. I'll have to check them out.
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Old 07-28-2014, 09:09 PM
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Old"spreader on its last legs"? Does that mean it was painted instead of stainless steel?
Spinner gears failed?
On off system broke?
Actually the Lesco is rather large--weighs about 43 pounds. Takes up major space on a pickup. Hopper holds around 80 pounds...if...you fill it up.

The stainless steel Earthway C22HDS, capacity 50 pounds fits in a smaller space and only weighs about 27 pounds.
http://earthway.com/product/c22hds-s...-spreader.ashx

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Old 07-29-2014, 12:45 AM
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It's not a stainless. The frame is really rusty especially the back legs. They look like they could snap through anytime now and it doesn't seem to "throw" as well as it used to. I don't really need/want a big hopper, most of my lawns are city lots, 5,000 and under. I only do a few lawns bigger than 12,000.
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:43 AM
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So...maybe you can buy just the frame in stainless steel. Or just the painted frame. No rust on the hopper, right?
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https://earthway.com/parts/2000ap-ho...-spreader.ashx

Actually the under frame is available for only about $20, lower handle optional, upper handle optional, brace optional.

Naturally, rust is a huge problem for fertilizer spreaders--unless they are stainless steel. Fertilizer attracts moisture like rock salt.

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Old 07-31-2014, 09:18 PM
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Naturally, if you know someone that is handy or know a steel fabrication shop--they can bend steel tubing and make new frame components quickly. And drill holes to attach it.
Feel free to make the parts you need by bending electrical conduit. And if you want to use 3/4 inch plastic pipe--that--will never rust. You may need to glue to corners or heat it a bit to bend it.
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Naturally, if you know someone that is handy or know a steel fabrication shop--they can bend steel tubing and make new frame components quickly. And drill holes to attach it.
Feel free to make the parts you need by bending electrical conduit. And if you want to use 3/4 inch plastic pipe--that--will never rust. You may need to glue to corners or heat it a bit to bend it.
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