My ride on spreader

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by humble1, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from MA
    Posts: 2,499

    I took some pics the other day, have to find the cord to upload anyway have a problem. I took a ZTR mower put a truckster on the front, reostat(sp?) for speed throw control. I have a thumb switch for power to spinner, and another switch for the electric pump for the nozzle's 25 gallon tank 28-30 oz per 1000 sq ft. 12-14 foot wide spray.

    The problem- the truckster has a pull lever to open. If the cable falls off it stays open, yeah that was fun.

    I am trying to figure a way to use a squeeze operation sort of like a hand brake on a bike, you would have to squeeze it to shut it, open would be open, I would have to be able to lock it in the squeezed pos (shut) for transport. AAny suggestions?
  2. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,402

    Humble I have a truckster that I modified with the regular hand lever from the walk-behind spreader and it works much better than with the rope. I had the same problem with it. The stupid thing fell off. The hand lever works great!! Good luck.
  3. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

    Remove the rope operated contraption & replace it with a good PTO cable. You'll love it.

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