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Compost Spreader

Smallaxe

LawnSite Fanatic
Has anyone out there found a spreader capable of spreading compost, spagnum, or peat? Manual push is all I need for covering a fall seeding in wooded lakefront lots.
I could do it by hand but manually busting the clumps into suitable particle size is very time consuming.
thanks, .rick.
 

NickN

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
Alabama
I've been using a Newer Spreader with great results.It'll spread it all.It just takes longer to load than it does to spread.It,and a Dingo,are perfect.
I see they have a larger model available now.
www.newerspreader.com
 
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Smallaxe

LawnSite Fanatic
Thanks for the links, guys. They look as though they will do the trick. Now to review and decide.
Appreciate it, .rick.
 
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Smallaxe

LawnSite Fanatic
Of what I saw, your suggestion was the one I would like. However I am still trying to justify the business expense.
 

Turfco Tim

LawnSite Member
Location
Blaine, MN
For those of you considering a compost spreader here are some things you need to consider.

The first is the ability to spread wet material or material that contains moisture. Most push style spreaders are "gravity feed". These types of spreaders tend to have "bridging problems". "Bridging" is when a cavity forms in the hopper and material stops moving.

Capacity-To maintain productivity you need the largest machine that will fit on your customers' properties.

You can purchase an inexpensive machine but if you spend all of your time clearing "bridged" material and re-filling the spreader there is no benefit.
 

MichiganMark

LawnSite Member
I have almost decided to buy a newer spreader (www.newspreader.com).

Most buyers use if to spread horse manure - I want to use it to spread compost on my lawn. My lawn is about 10 years old and the topsoil I added way back when is becoming depleted - the base soil is pretty sandy.

Has anyone used a new spreader to spread compost - how does it work?
 
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