12 volt spreader?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by proscaper, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
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    I am trying to make a electric spreader to mount on the front of my mower. I am having trouble finding a motor to hook to the spreader spinner. I was just wondering if any of you have done this and if you could possibly give me some tips. I have seen them advertised but I already have all the parts needed except the motor so I though I would do it myself. By the way it is an Earthway with 100lb. hopper. Also i want to mount a spray setup to the rear of this rider. Do you have any suggestions on the type I should use for long term performance? Thanks, Josh.
     
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    What kind of rider?
     
  3. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    It is a Honda residentiall rider that I am going to use solely as a spreader/spray rig.
     
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 12V motor assembly for Earthways spreader is #60253 for the M21 spreader. I do not know if it is compatable with yours. Go to
    www.earthway.com
    Go to the support page and you can download any parts list and manual for all earthway spreaders if you have adobe acrobat.

    I built a sprayer for my Walker from parts from a farm supply store. It cost me about 200 bucks or so building from scratch. I have a 35 gal tank with a pump and 8'boom sprayer mounted on the back. If you are handy you can do the same thing for your Honda. Remember that water weighs around 8lbs per gallon so you want to mount it right. Good Luck.
     
  5. proscaper

    proscaper LawnSite Member
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    Thanks, that reply really helped out allot. I will let you know how it goes. Josh
     
  6. cantoo

    cantoo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,910

    Here is my Toro with electric spreader. I got it at my local Ford tractor dealer for about Can$400.
    It mounts on several of my mowers using a 1" square tube.

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  7. Lawn DOG

    Lawn DOG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 276

    We have a self-propelled Earthway spreader with the Honda 4 stroke engine mounted on it. Works great. Try one of these babies out.
     
  8. trimmasters

    trimmasters LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 261

    If I remember right it is SNG corp that makes a unit that is really close to the turf tracker, only it is about half the cost. Might be well worth a look if you plan to treat a lot of lawns. We are planing to get one this fall. As of yet I have not heard about one on lawnsite so i'll post a full review when we get it.
     
  9. Lesco truckster $300 for the entire thing
     
  10. Getmow

    Getmow LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Posts: 445

    Lawndog,
    Was it worth the $1300? Is there a deflector to keep the product off the motor? Where in VA are you?
     

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