Advice on Compost Spreader

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by replenish&subdue, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Jason, there are variables involved here, but one person can spread 40+ yards in one day if you have a loader.
     
  2. Yes, the new run of machines will have the textured (ribbed) conveyor and an improved agitator/fluffer. I had one of these machines (but honestly did not try it) for a few days before delivering it to a customer. I like the improvements.
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    DO YOU have any pics of the new belt and such?
     
  4. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    yes, got to go pay some bills and such, but then I will post some pics............
     
  5. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    OK BILLS SHOULD BE PAID BY NOW
    :confused:
     
  6. NattyLawn

    NattyLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Demo'd the machine yesterday, but forgot to take pics. It's a cool machine that will definitely save you a lot of back pain and labor time. I did ask about the new belt and agitator and Daniel pointed those out to me. We had some sewage sludge worm castings that are on the chunky side and those spread great, but I'm bummed we didn't have chunky compost or wood chips to run through there.

    If you have a lot of top dressing to do, I recommend the machine.
     
  7. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    dusty I spend weekends at the farm, oh and I am bone head and don't have a belt pic, some how......
     
  8. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats cool tree
     
  9. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Matt,

    Have you tested the Earth & Turf self propelled for comparison? Mine works great & spreads fine compost & chunky stuff equally well. I know some don't like the fact that it's a drop spreader, but I find it very efficient and since it holds more material once the sides are built up, that means less trips back to the truck to fill up.

    At my age, I wouldn't be able to offer topdressing service without a top dresser of any brand. Yeah, I still work in the field. :)
     
  10. treegal1

    treegal1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I demo-ed it last fall, good machine, but more walking. if most of my yards where smaller I may have gone that way....
     

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