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Spreader pattern

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Scott's Lawn Maintenance, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Scott's Lawn Maintenance

    Scott's Lawn Maintenance LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 309

    Which spreader pattern is everyone using for their ride on machines , back and forth or racetrack style ? I find while spraying and spreading both back and forth seems best and while just spreading racetrack style . What's your opinion on this. Thanks Scott.
  2. DA Quality Lawn & YS

    DA Quality Lawn & YS LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,895

    For me, it really depends on the lawn. I prefer to racetrack and just bullseyeing from my trim pass, but sometimes that is not as feasible. To me, the method depends on my ability to see my last pass best. I try to eliminate confusion and possible overlap or missed areas.
  3. GreenCare Consulting

    GreenCare Consulting LawnSite Member
    Posts: 53

    Back and forth, top to bottom, overlapping to center of last pass.


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