spreaders

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by vipermanz, Mar 7, 2002.

  1. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i need to invest in a light duty spreader, my only question is broadcast or drop????????:)
     
  2. Harvestman

    Harvestman LawnSite Member
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    Any time I've ever used a drop I get stripes. Unless it is a very small area. I'd go broadcast. Harvestman
     
  3. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
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    drops are no good and waste of money, go with broadcast.
     
  4. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    that's what i'm leaning towards
     
  5. Get youself one of those little plastic hand held rotary jobs at the wal mart for around $10.

    If you are mowing lawns with 21" machines that's all the spreader you need.
     
  6. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
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    How about exploring the requirements for a fertilizer applicators license in your area. So you can start of on the right foot.
    A drop spreader done wrong will cause you to loose a ton of customers two weeks later if you don't know what your doing.

    Go to Lesco, invest the $375, and do it right. Please.
     
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    it's for my personal usage, thanks for the help scottie and harvestman!
     
  8. Turfdoctor

    Turfdoctor LawnSite Member
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    Try an earthway professional red bucket on wheels. It is the only spreader they make that is decent besides the red bucket shoulder model. I have their larger model which sucks compared to a Lesco, and their motorized model which also sucks. The reason I recommend their red bucket on wheels professional model is you said you wanted a small spreader. It holds about forty pounds, has stainless frame, and costs about $180.00. Lesco spreaders are fine if you need a bigger model and want to spend more $.
     
  9. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i've seen those at my dealer and they seem solid
     
  10. Nebraska

    Nebraska LawnSite Senior Member
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