90000 ft in 50 minutes

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by 1grnlwn, Oct 20, 2001.

  1. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I am breaking in my electric spreader and did a property with 90000 sq ft in 50 min including blowing drive and walks. How did I do? I am spreading 15ft wide @3.5 mph. Could go faster just didn't want to recalibrate.
     
  2. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
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    Any problems with the spreader? Anything YOU would design different?
    I am getting larger properties to fert also and I am tired of the "exercise" so I am checking the different electric spreaders. What did you pay for it? Sounds like a good investment.
     
  3. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its a spiker Paid $500 no shower cap. Had trouble with the scatter shield holding material across the bottom. When I made hard turn or stop, pile of fert would come sliding off. I cut some of the bottom of the mounting plate and rebent scatter plate to a sharper angle. Now it works great. Also coated everything with slip plate. Kind of hard to adjust throw left/right. I may build a shop split hopper to adjust by weight. Mounting was easy. Bicycle speedometer was tough. Amen to that exercize thing.
     
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    UHH i found the shower cap. It was in my back seat of my truck. Been there since July. Been a busy year.
     

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