I did a lawn seed install last Thursday and I spent most of time using a grain shovel to top dress and my BP blower to actually blow the compost out of the 4 wheeled dump cart. BP blower works for a thin layer but is very messy and coats the surrounding areas with compost. Grain shovel is very consistent but very slow. What I have found are these spendy gas powered units but I like to go with something that would be a go between the 2 extremes. www.topdresser.ca http://www.compostwerks.com/EcoLawn-Applicator.php http://www.turfcodirect.com/index.php?module=pagesetter&func=viewpub&tid=1&pid=29 Possibly a walk behind earthway type spreader that is modified in some way to reliably distribute screened compost. The turfco unit looks like it would be very reliable and would not require any screening of compost. Just need an intermediate stop gap method that will take me to the next level. If this part of the business gains more traction I would probably buy a high end unit but for now I can't justify the expense. Any input?