Broadcast or drop spreader

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cpllawncare, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. cpllawncare

    cpllawncare LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,659

    I was wondering which is prefered, or do I need both?
  2. wrxscby

    wrxscby LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I use broadcast exclusively. Drop spreaders offer a lot of risk of burning if misused or uninformed on proper usage. I would recommend the earthway broadcast or if you have a JDL (John Deere Landscapes) nearby the lesco spreaders are very nice. Pricey but nice.
  3. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 777

    The only thing I've ever used a drop spreader for is when I'm doing seed work. To keep the seed out of beds and off the undesired areas, you know?
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  4. andyslawncare

    andyslawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 812

    You would waste your time spreading fertilizer with a drop spreader. Use a drop only if you have properties with very narrow turf passages or seed. Lesco pro broadcast is preferred.
  5. gebby

    gebby LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,746

    Dropspreader for ultimate small lawns............only!
    I only use them for seeding as well! As far as for unit crushes the prills with the roller, so I go half rate in one direction and half the other direction. I don't really like a unit to compromise the integrity of the prill.
  7. Shegardi

    Shegardi LawnSite Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Same here, seeding only and rarely at that.

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