Purchasing a electric spreader for my ZTR mower

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CK82, May 28, 2008.

  1. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 231

    I was thinking of purchasing a electric spreader (Jrco or Spyker) for my ZTR mower. Should I spend my money on this or spend a little more on a smaller liquid set-up for my truck. I am getting into fertilizing and such more as my customers are asking for it! Would a liquid applicator have better results? Please share your knowledge.

  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,854

    Definitely a Spyker. But you will still need to spray weeds with liquid somehow.
  3. AustinLawnscape

    AustinLawnscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    There have been several threads regarding modifying a ZTR to mount a spray system. I've been doing granular for several years with a push spreader and backpack sprayer.

    I got certified this winter and set up one of my ZTR's with quick connect setup using a Spyker spreader on the front and 8ft. boom spray system on the back.

    I'm too small to justify a Permagreen or a Z-spray. This way I am able to build my fert. & squirt business by using an existing (and paid for) piece of equipment.

    I chose the Spyker spreader after seeing some negative feedback regarding the JRCO spreader on this and another landscape web site.

    The Spyker spreader is more expensive but I feel you usually get what you pay for. That said I bought the spreader new for approx 1/2 price via ebay.

    Good luck with your fert. & squirt or weed & feed business. - Ed

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