Pull Behind fertilizer spreader pros & cons

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by toddjpike, May 11, 2014.

  1. toddjpike

    toddjpike LawnSite Member
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    Looking for input on pull behind fertilizer spreader.
  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    There is some skill involved. You have to remember to shut off the fert when you stop. The mechanism has to be easy to reach and sure, so you can start and stop while steering and using the throttle. Jerky stops and starts are not good. Applying with a tow-behind can be a bit tricky when feeding tight areas or if you have to back up.
    Probably the type that mounts on the front with an electric impeller is better.

    Of course, you can use your regular spreader. You just need to find a way to tow it and how to shut it off and on.
    Keep in mind if you tow it backwards--thee impeller will spin in the opposite direction.
    Last edited: May 12, 2014
  3. agrostis

    agrostis LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seems like it would be hard to do a good job spreading behind yourself
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  5. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    4 wheeler with a drop spreader mounted on the back works great once you get used to shutting on and off on the run!

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