I told a few on this site I’d share what I selected for a power spreader, why, and how it’s worked out. I selected the Earthway M21 for a few reasons: * Their entry level model motor was weaker. * I wanted built-in flow control (metering) stops. Entry level was open / closed. * Price point, while high, was acceptable (this for residential use) * It was size, shape appropriate. * I expected Earthway’s port design adjustability would deliver even distribution. * I felt this unit was most conducive to ATV mounting: Highest AGL Flow control set up for front mount. Quick connect/disconnect came std. Mounting: As I knew I had to fabricate mounting and power anyway, I did not buy any optional mounting kits. This was probably wise. Since I needed to develop a reliable power harness and on/off switch to the front anyway, I added lights while I was @ it. Cable path routing, factory appearance, and reliability were all issues. I’ve added some picture below to help any that might want to do the same. Be aware some of the brackets might look factory as all but one are painted JD green. Yes, I too don’t care for the plated square riser tubes, but I was limited to hardware store stock. Results: Pluses + * Distribution is very even. * Seems to clean-up well * Motor seems quiet and powerfull. Minuses, in order: * The flow on/off jams open. This, as you can imagine, is flatly unacceptable. * When it jams the cable mechanism often jumps it’s pulley system. * Unit lacks slope at the bottom 6”, leaves ¼ bag leftover. * The units motor is wired color coordinated backwards. Conclusions: *My thoughts on appropriate design for ease of ZTR mounting proved correct. *My hope for even distribution has been born out. *The unreliable flow shut-off mechanism is unacceptable. Recommendations: Pass. It can be made to be better, and I’m confident I can improve things enough, but it will take time. For $300 plus the many hours I spend deciding how to best mount and wire this thing, I deserved a better designed product. Sadly, I know of no other unit at this price point w/a similar combination of mounting options. Final thoughts: I will update this should Earthway have something insightfull to say about the jamming.