hey , i just bought my first 2 exmarks , a lazer hp 20horse koh.,and a metro, i saw a dixi chopper with a good looking front spreader motorized, looked pretty tough, don't remember the name off hand,but if went went to dixichopper net site or a dealer i'm pretty sure they'ed be showing it off. the sales guys at the mower depot of daytona bch, said the spreader would fit my exmark,so it probably pretty universal.,
keep on mowing
We use the JRCO. Cannot remember exactly what it cost but it was not $800. Part of what you will pay is for the mounting bracket which will allow you to attach other JRCO implements. We currently have the spreader and the blower buggy.