acupro 2000

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by BS1190, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. BS1190

    BS1190 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 168

    I bought an Anderson Acupro 2000. Seems like a good spreader. The only thing that I can't figure out is exactly what does the cone settings do?

    There is nothing in the manual and the rep that I bought it from was worthless.

    What I can tell, it affects how the products lands on the spreader. Does it have to do with width that it spreads?

    Can anbody explain this to me?

    Thanks
     
  2. naughty62

    naughty62 LawnSite Senior Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 368

    Some Products have different density and prell size ,some produces have spreader and cone setting. I set mine at 6-9 unless I am speading some light weigh stuff .WAtch your pattern .you will figure it out.Alot of products dont have cone setting .:laugh:
     
  3. BS1190

    BS1190 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 168

    um thanks...but you really did not explain it.

    I know some products have a cone setting on the label. I want to know what the cone does. What does a cone setting of 4 do compared to a 6? and so forth...
     
  4. SeedPro

    SeedPro LawnSite Bronze Member
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  5. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    it is distributing material lighter or heavier to one side to even out spread pattern for different sized prills, for seed vs fert etc. it works very well actually. i find the fert to be good on about 4-5 and seed to be good at about 6 or more.
     
  6. BS1190

    BS1190 LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 168

    Thank you. So for smaller material-higher the cone setting. That was helpful.
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  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    yeah, pretty much, but then again, i dont use it that often anymore due to the zsprays. it could be opposite, but i think i was right with what you took from it
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Grassman is right. Helical cone is to adjust for a more even pattern. I used to set mine at about 5 for fertilizer. It drops the particles either close to the center or farther out on the impeller.
     
  9. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    i think the scotts/andersons spreaders are farsuperior to the lesco. mine scotts is older than every lesco we own and they are all junk, harder to push and constantly breaking drive wheel pins at the axle. never had anything break on the scotts
     

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