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Old 06-04-2014, 09:49 PM
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I took off the acuway the first time it got caked up with fert dust. has spread great ever since. I also suggest taking off the agitation pin inside the hopper, it just grinds the fert into dust
Did the same thing and it works so much better without it. Since you normally refill the hopper before it is fully emptied, the dust turns to chunks and interrupts the spread.

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Old 06-05-2014, 09:27 PM
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You can get an impeller from spyker that has 4 straight fins...fyi
I've made 2 phone calls to Spyker during the past 8 days. I explained in great detail what I was looking for (a straight 4 fin impeller). But they were clueless. They wanted me to send photos of our LESCO straight fin impeller.

So now I don't know where to turn. The Spyker impeller works fine with our Spyker push spreaders, but....

Stand-on spreader/sprayers run the impeller at a much higher speed. This creates throwing heavy to one side (especially with small prills).

As usual, I'm fed up with Spyker. I also know there's a Spyker rep on this site, but he has not chimed in. I'm at wit's end with this whole Spyker thing.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:38 PM
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If it is that big a deal, I still run the standard Spyker impeller on my T, just take a piece of aluminum, put a 90 degree bend in it and glue or pop rivet it to the impeller, problem solved.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:57 PM
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It truly is that big of a deal. (you having a bad day or something?) I'm not the only stand-on spreader user having difficulty with a correct spread pattern. Don't get me wrong, but I think your idea might be a hack job. Plus I'm probably not smart enough to fabricate an impeller. I want something that is meant for the machine, spread correctly, and will last a long time.

Mike, can you post a picture? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:25 PM
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:49 PM
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Thanks spray -- the photo on the right looks like the same (bottom) set up I'm looking for. But the shape of the impeller is slightly different. Also wondering if your impeller (shown above) may be smaller?? Designed for a small "push" spreader??

Here's 2 photos of the standard impeller used on stand-on spreader/sprayers.

Bottom line, I'm still uncertain. I also admit I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:55 PM
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I agree with you guys that it can spread heavy to the right but why not use the accuway? We use it and it works great when used properly. I have tried the lesco on my z and when spreading dimension it was OK but regular fert was too heavy on the left. I switched back and use the accuway again and this way I can adjust for any different product.
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Old 06-08-2014, 11:16 AM
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I agree with you guys that it can spread heavy to the right but why not use the accuway? We use it and it works great when used properly. I have tried the lesco on my z and when spreading dimension it was OK but regular fert was too heavy on the left. I switched back and use the accuway again and this way I can adjust for any different product.
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I agree. I still use the accuway even with the straight blade spinner as it still spreads to the right, its not as bad though.

There are so many factors that go into the spreading that can determine how it is going to spread. speed and how far the gate is open, size of product, humid days can make the product swell, weight of product, how much per thousand.

There is no 1 setting that works for all.
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