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gator granular applicator

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by greenerpastures, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Large estates and athletic fields are causing me to rig up a JD gator for granular applications. Any advice on a good spreader suitable for a gator mount and up to commercial duty. Have considered Earthway 21 or 40 and also CurtisCab 175.
  2. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 476

    Get a Spyker Model 220....much heavier duty. I have 3 and love them all. If you have any other questions....let me know. Mike
  3. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    I presume you have yours mounted on ZTR's. Would they mount on the back of a gator? If not, does it look fairly simple to design a frame to mount on a gator's rear end or bed? Is the shutoff mechanism manual or electric? My business is solely fertilizer and chemical sprays.

  4. Turf

    Turf LawnSite Member
    Messages: 8

    ProLawn has a electric gate and motor control spreader that mounts on the back of gators, commercial mowers, etc. www.prolawnsprayshields.com.
  5. greenerpastures

    greenerpastures LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Thanks for the info. My post was a year old and I have operated a CurtisCab 175 spreader on a gator for over a year now. Good points are its heavy duty design and capacity of #150 lbs. Bad points are it is not entirely stainless and its gate is manual which required some adaptations to mount it in accessable fashion. It does leave room for a spray system in the bed for which I have a quick atttach 20 ft. breakaway boom that fits the same attachment as the spreader. Built the high-capacity spray system myself since I couldn't find what I wanted exactly. Had to add a foam marking system plus electronic monitor to ensure calibration accuracy. System works great for large areas, but is not answer for tighter quarters. Now I think I am going to buy a permagreen if the posts continue favorable for that product. I am getting too old to push spreaders and drag hoses.
  6. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Messages: 4,260

    AM Leonard sells a 12 volt Earthway that hooks up to the back of the Gator. There isn't a photo on their web site. The price is $291 plus $137 for the mounting kit. Its also in their catalog.

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