Today i "finished" the first half of my lime app. I took a soil test and it showed that it needed 50lb/1000. No problem, right? Wrong. that's only part of my troubles. I bought a new Spyker spreader Model 88 at the Expo in Louisville KY. I calibrated it to be accurate for what i was doing, so i thought. Evidently, a few numbers got mixed around or something and i was off. Either way though, right or wrong, i was still spreading the lime on the highest level of output that the spreader (i was using 10 on level 1-10) would spread. Before i was aware of the mathmatical screw up, i was thinking that i would spread 12.5lbs/1000 in one direction and the other 12.5 the other direction and then in March or April do the same thing and it would work out like it is supposed to. After completing todays application, i counted the # of bags that were empty and divided it by the total area and come to find out, i had only spread 28% of this lime even after doing a criss cross pattern. At this rate i will have to go over the lawn 4 more times. Is there a spreader that is specifically made to spread pelletized lime at a higher rate than what i am getting now? Also, how much would you charge? 84.5K lawn, 50lbs lime/K, my cost $3/40lb bag pelletized lime (105 bags needed), i will spread the other part in feb or march, i will criss-cross pattern again, too. i was thinking of getting $1 markup per bag ($420) and $170 for fall app and 170 for spring app. Total: $760 for pH correction. I will appreciate any replies.