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3pt hitch spreader?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by nick21, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. nick21

    nick21 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    3pt spreader does it all?
    I am thinking about buying a 3pt spreader for my tractor like a herd 96 or king kutter xb. Can I use this for all fertilizer, salt and seeding needs? I'm a little leery about getting salt all over my tractor so I might skip that part. FYI I am also thinking about a sprayer for next year if that makes any difference. Thanks!
  2. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,305

    What size properties are you doing? If you are doing mostly residential that are around a half acre or less then it wouldn't be ideal. Anything over an acre will be fine. For your seeding needs I would look into an over-seeder, you wont get the same germination with a broadcast spreader that you will with an over-seeder.

    As for the all in one aspect of it, you can apply all three materials with it. But after using it with salt and fertilizer you would have to wash it to keep it from rusting out. Which is why so many end up getting thrown away, they never get washed out and the salt and fertilizer just eats them away.

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