Anybody familiar with the Garber spreader?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Cheryl, Dec 13, 2003.

  1. Cheryl

    Cheryl LawnSite Member
    from Florida
    Messages: 95

  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Hi Cheryl,

    Here is a quote from this post.

    "Thought that I would let everone know how the Garber Drop Speader worked out.
    1. spread evenly without clogging using pulverized lime.
    2. Was only able to drop 25lbs per 1000sqft with the setting wide open.
    3. upon cleaning out spreader found that the wide open setting actually stats closing off the opening in the bottom. True wide open is when the lever is set at 4 1/2 instead of 8
    4 was able to put out 1 ton pulverized lime at the rate of 25 lbs per 1000sqft in 1 hour.
    If I had discoverd the problem with the settings before filling machine could have cut time factor down considerablely.
    5. 60 inch unit will hold 350 lbs of pulverized lime.
    Havent used with anything but lime but should work equaly well with fert. or herbicides or even grass seed."

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