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when applying granular ferts.....

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by bobbygedd, Apr 6, 2005.

  1. bobbygedd

    bobbygedd LawnSite Fanatic
    from NJ
    Posts: 10,178

    when applying granular ferts, assuming you are walking the same speed at the same setting, if the hopper is full, 3/4 full, half full, are you applying the same rate?
  2. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 454

    Probably not. When the hopper is full the weight of the product will result in a greater flow out the bottom than when the hopper is nearly empty.

    What do I win?
  3. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 11,956


    I notice a difference at the 1/3 mark and try to refill before reaching that point.

    Now A question for you. Can You actually walk a straight line at a constant speed, after your daily two six packs of Silver Bullets for Lunch.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,138

    No spreader here we just cut the bag open a go in a circle.
  5. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 593

    LMAO! That is good...
  6. Williams Services

    Williams Services LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 269

    He stole that idea from our R&D department before we could patent it! Our other method, which is still our primary, is safe, since we patented it long ago ... horses. :D
  7. kipcom

    kipcom LawnSite Senior Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 352

    I recently tried a new approach to "Broad-cast" spreading....dont know how well it works yet so I will let you know the outcome soon as I know.....

    We rented a Hello-Copter and rented 4 mexico persons and placed them inside the Copter along with 20 ...40lb bags of our special weed&feed...the problem is the mexico people dont understand plain english, so when instructed to open the bag and "Let er' fly" well.................................. :dizzy:

    Yep, we keep having to go back and get another.....(you know what I mean).


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