While delivering a customer 5 yards of compost he asked me if I knew of a better way to spread it over turf than his method of a wagon & shovel. That's when I started researching this whole world of equipment. I've owned 3 Turfco Mete-R-Matics & still have 2 & also have the Eco-Lawn 100. Go with the Eco like Rick suggested & you'll be fine so as long as you can keep the moisture content down. Too much & it will be an overweight headache. I've posted much on this in the past if you know of a way to scour thru my posts.