Earthway broadcast spresder

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by anderson lawn, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. anderson lawn

    anderson lawn LawnSite Member
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    Anyone had any experience with a Earthway M21 12-volt electric broadcast spreader?
     
  2. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have a spiker is your question earthway specific?
     
  3. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Right now I am wanting to buy a 12 volt spreader too. I have been leaning toward the Lesco model with the funky pull-on, pull-off control. It seems to be inexpensive compared to the Spyker at $500.

    I learned that the Earthway M-21 gate control has a spring on it which must be held open when using it. Anyone out there have one? Is this right or wrong?
     
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you are using ZTR wouldn't you need 3 hands. Anything can be rigged with levers, cord or solenoids.
     
  5. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    You’re right, but to operate the Lesco spreader I was planning to tie a loop in the cord and put it around my ankle so I could operate it with my leg. I know it sounds funny<G>, I think it will work. I just won’t use it that much to justify spending double for one of the others. What they all should have is a good foot operated cable control.
     
  6. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My Spiker control is right in front of me. Just take one hand off of stick and flip on or off.
     

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