electric broadcast spreader?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ludwiglawncare, Feb 15, 2004.

  1. ludwiglawncare

    ludwiglawncare LawnSite Member
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    I was just wondering if anyone out there has used any of the 4mowerproducts? I am looking for a good broadcast spreader to mount on the zero turn and this one is a significantly cheaper than the copetition. I saw the adverstisemnt in a lawncare magazine and then checked out the website. Can't wait to get back to work !!
     
  2. fivestarlawnken

    fivestarlawnken LawnSite Senior Member
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    i've seen that earthway has a electric unit for backs of utility golf carts.I think you may be able to rig it up for front of a zero turn. Food for thought!!
     
  3. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    lesco makes 1 it works great
    check there
     
  4. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have used a JRCO electric spreader on my Z for three years. Pricy but a great product.. No more red face and pounding chest from pushing a spreader for me...

    BobR
     
  5. ANDY-W

    ANDY-W LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Posts: 50

    We use Spyker electrics on our z-sprays and one on a gator. They are expensive but worth it. We tried a 4mower unit and the solenoid kept failing. Good luck
     
  6. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do a search here at Lawnsite. There are many pictures of them. I mounded my electric spreader then saw someone Else's Idea on mounding them. Wished I had done it there way.

    Install a Rheostat to control broadcast wheel speed and you can adjust your width. However realize you must calibrate to that width.

    Riding is a lot easier than pushing, you will love the electric spreader.
     
  7. ladylawncare

    ladylawncare LawnSite Member
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    Just purchased a JRCO electric broadcast spreader for my 36" toro walker It did cost but I am in hopes it is accurate and holds up well I am too old to push a spreader
    Neil Young said it Best "Comes a Time" :D
    Anyway I plan on getting into lawn apps this yeaaar got the license etc.. and going to start with granular and back pacI did see a really great spreader mate add so maybe by mid summer if the $$ is right I will get
    Sue
     
  8. ludwiglawncare

    ludwiglawncare LawnSite Member
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    Thanks so much for the input. I purchased the jrco today. It just sounded like the best overall product.
     
  9. ladylawncare

    ladylawncare LawnSite Member
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    Got the broadcast JRCO today.. Went to calibrate. Ok got the speed of my toro for 88ft2 no problem put in fert 1/2 rate I like to make 2 passes so no streak. Pull gate control --no go pull agan comes out!!!:angry: ok look under machine and nut holding deflector is gone and set screw holding cable to gate is gone :angry: :angry: :angry: Could have fixed but paid good money for this..Talk to salesman duh Serviceman must have put the spreader on and not tightened anything down be out Mon. to fix :angry: :angry: Excuse me but I'm a girl and I know enough to tighten the :angry: screws down so check over your machine before use
    Sue
     
  10. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
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    LADYLAWNCARE - Oops not a great beginning, got mine direct from the factory (foot control) not one problem in three years. I also do not like stripes and do apps with the two pass method. Just be careful not to over apply.

    BobR
     

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