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Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by deltascapes, Mar 20, 2007.
I was wanting to see some techniques for clean spreader to prevent corrosion
Spray it with a hose.
I mandate that the spreader is first blown out, then washed down, then rinsed with clean water and a clean scrub brush then coated with WD-40 for storage.
After over seventeen years I still haven't lost a spreader to corrosion.
Theft, stupidity, running them over with a truck, falling out of a truck at 70+mph on the highway, and just plain idiocy, well thats a different matter.
Fertilizer--high humidity--abrasive particles--its hopeless. Get stainless steel--and plastic hopper. Also, the rinse water cannot be legally run down the drain, or street. You have to dispose of rinse water safely without contaminating ground water.
I rinse ours off, wash with soapy water, and coat with WD-40, Fluid Film, among others. Grease any fittings to push water out. Very little, if any, corrosion.
Armorall works good too. i do that everyfew washes.. and rinse my machine off every night.
hose it off
scrubb w/ soap/water
blow off w/ air (around the hopper slides)
dry w/ towel
lube cables w/ transmission fluid from a hand oil can 2 times per week and grease fittings weekly
use a hard plastic or wood scapper to clean spinner plate (never metal)
I'm suprised I'm not seeing more mention of Fluid Film in here.
That's a good application and will outlast any competitive product.
Hey Dano 50,
I received a can of Fluid Film by mistake from a parts co.. Anyway they let me keep it. I have Lesco spreaders and a Magnum, should I spray the whole unit or just the moving parts. Thanks!
I'd just spray the whole thing down. It will protect and lubricate everything.