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Fertilizer Dust?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by 31bro, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. 31bro

    31bro LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 126

    What do you guys use to keep the dust from building up on the impeller?
  2. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,502

    i always keep sharp paint scraper in my back pocket- to cut open bags and scrape
    the impeller/ spinner plate
  3. pinto n mwr

    pinto n mwr LawnSite Senior Member
    from gr8, mn
    Messages: 422

    nothing can be done.
    one would think that if a fluid film type of product were to be applied then it would help but it works just tthe opposite.
    Chisel, paint scraper, or the trust screwdriver is a necessity.
    Keep in mind what your impeller looked like from the factory, SMOOTH!!! be careful not to scratch the surface it will onlycause quicker build up!
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,717

    I use a plastic putty knife. It is cut down to fit the width of the impeller blades. High humidity is a problem. Certain types of fertilizer are worse than others.
  5. bflower

    bflower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 94

    try your plastic lawn marking flag stake. plastic doesnt scratch plastic and they should be readily available

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,132

    just scrape it when needed
    i need teflon coated

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