My old Jrco spreader is ready for a new life. It throws too much to the right these days and the rheostat is dead. Next week I am going to buy a lesco electric spreader ($299) And fabricate it to mount to a jrco bar. I am going to just wire it with alligator clips that attach to the battery so I can use it on any of my 3 machines that have a jrco bar. One of my customers a private federal govt agency operates a composting yard. They have two soccer fields built/seeded last year that is mostly rock hard subsoil with little organic matter that I am getting get for plan in September. The plan is to take a yard of compost and triple screen it (1/2) the spread it out thin on a concrete slab and let it dry out for two weeks. The plan is to also double core aerate the fields and apply the compost. They are going to bring a yard in a pick up and their man is going to shovel the compost off the pickup right into my spreader with the gate open all the way. With the HD agitation of jrco spreader and the bouncing of the spreader on the front of the walkbehind I hope to get the stuff to flow. If it flows and the results of composting does not net many weeds I plan on including this service twice a year early May and late August to commercial and residential accounts in place of a fertilizer application at the same pricing structure. Since I will be getting the compost free the extra labor and NOT buying chemical fertilizer will be a wash. I can easily load 5 yards in the back of my pickup. I figure on applying a yard per acre. At $80 an acre that would be a gross of $400 a day to just shovel crap off the back of a pick up. My truck has field removable greedy boards so shoveling into a spreader is easy work. If you have a laborer shoveling you would not even break a sweat. I will post some pics if I can get this to work. Stayed tuned same time same station.