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broadcast spreader settings

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grincon, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    What setting do i use to get 6 #'s for 1000sf on a Scotts broadcast spreader?

    VARMIT COMMISSION LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 547

    6#/M HOLY TOLEDO! What the heck ya throw'n down?
  3. LushGreenLawn

    LushGreenLawn LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,121

    I'm guessing thats 6lbs of total product, not 6 lbs of nitrogen.

    To answer your question, do a google search on how to calibrate a spreader.

    I realize thats not the answer your looking for, but any other answer is wrong. Spreader settings don't really mean much. One spreader of a certain make and model may throw a different amount of product down than even another spreader of the same brand and model number. Once you calibrate it, remember the setting. As a homeowner I would suggest you calibrate once a year.
  4. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    if it is fert then it will be higher than M setting on the slide adjuster. that is 4 lbs per K
  5. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Weigh 6 pounds. Apply. Adjust. Repeat. 6 pounds is way too much--if you really want that much,I would start at about "S" or "T", or better yet, use "M". Put in half of what you need--adjust--then cover it again.

    What product are you spreading?
  6. grincon

    grincon LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Thanks guys. I used my pest appl. book, it had a chapter in calibrating. I did some test runs but I dont know if a scotts spreader is accurate, I thought i had it then i was off by about a pound.

    I buy simplot products now and they recomended one of their spreaders for about $150. The scotts cost me about $30:confused:

    I will be spreading SSN 22-02-12
  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,215

    And you are applying 1.32 pounds of nitrogen per thousand for what reason? Is any of that slow release? Is this an Oregon thing?
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    if that scotts only cost you 30 bucks either it is a total pos or you got it very used. if it is not a pro spreader like the accupro 2000 then get something worth a F&%&. otherwise your apps will suffer. if it is the pro spreader then yeah, follow all the above advice by all means
  9. Runner

    Runner LawnSite Fanatic
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    30 dollar spreader? Calibration? Uh....

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