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Covering hills with a push spreader...

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jajwrigh, Mar 28, 2005.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    Lately I have been running into a lot of very steep hills during my applications. It seems to always happen when the hopper is full too! Today I was spreading along a staircase w/ deflector down and the hill I was on became so steep that I actually fell! Thank God I switched the flow to "off" before I lost control. Do you guys trim your boundries first then transverse steep hills back and forth or up and down? Don't get me wrong, I got the job done but it was absolutely exhausting.... :p
  2. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    side to side, starting at the top and working to the bottom.

    Get a chest spreader
  3. marko

    marko LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 963

    Use to do some along the mississippi river in Burlington Iowa and they were an azz kicker. The easiest with a walk behind is side to side. Like stated before, a chest spreader will help a lot
  4. bruinsfan

    bruinsfan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 7

    I hire people to treat the hills so I dont have to!! :drinkup:

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