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Mounting Electric Broadcast Spreader

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Phishook, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    What is the best way to wire an electric spreader to a ZTR?

    Straight to the battery, with an inline fuse?

    Also, the the swith is going out. What is the switch called that's used to controll the speed? Where do you get them? All the electrical stores I've tried couldn't help me.

    Is there a lubricant for fert. spreaders, so the box will open and close easier. A little rust is building up, and the wd40 I tried before just disolved the fert and made it worse.
  2. Green Care

    Green Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 530

    I bought a used lesco I went to the auto zone and got a toggle switch aslo a inline fuse I have nothing too control the speed I do that with the ztr.
  3. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    Get some PB Blaster its a lot better than WD40. Any toggle switch will work OK. I hooked mine straight to the battery.
  4. dadioo

    dadioo LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    use a headlight dimmer switch. easy foot control.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
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    not a bad idea dadioo. Welcome to the site by the way
  6. Phishook

    Phishook LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,143

    I'm going to use powered graphite to lube it. It's the same thing used in corn/soybean planters. PB would do the same thing as wd40.

    Rheostat switch is what I was looking for to control the spread width of the fert (or the speed of the motor). I just have to find one now. I do like the foot switch idea too. Thanks and welcome aboard dadioo!

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