Spreader for ZTR - tow behind?

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by BigDave, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. BigDave

    BigDave LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    I have an Exmark 52" Lazer HP on order for my 2 acres of lawn. (I am counting down the days for its delivery - and yes it's probably overkill, but I know it will make mowing a pleasure, and it should last a lifetime).

    My question is about a spreader. I've done lots of searches on this site, and it appears that most people either buy a walk behind spreader, or an expensive electric unit to mount to their ZTR. But what about tow behinds? I see on Spyker's web site that they have a tow behind on special for under $300. It seems to me like a tow behind might be a reasonable compromise between a walk behind and a ZTR-mounted unit.

    What is your advice?

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  2. menchhofer

    menchhofer LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 33

    I have pulled a spreader for years with ZTR..Just have to be careful with the turning radius..
     
  3. BigDave

    BigDave LawnSite Member
    Posts: 148

    Thanks menchhofer. I actually decided to go with a push spreader, because I realized that for spreading salt on my driveway in the winter, I'm not going to want to bring out the tractor to tow it.

    Based on advise from this site, I ordered a Spyker 96-22 that I found here: http://raysbaginc.com/SPYKER SPREADER 50 SERIES for $205. It has what I'm looking for, for the right price; the odd thing is that this model isn't listed on Spyker's web site.

    Dave
     

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