Looking for best granular applicator for pre emergent in beds

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by CK82, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
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    Looking for any knowledge on applicator equipment for smaller to mid sized floer beds and landscaped areas for granular pre emergents. Weve used small hand crank spreaders in the past, I'd like something that allows you to get closer to the ground but still broadcast somewhat. Rittenhouse has a few backpack types but they look like there for greenhouses working around or with potted plants. Please help!
  2. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
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    Also some sort of scoop with holes similar to whats supplied with Preen, but larger may work as well. If anyone knows of some brands or suppliers.

    Thank you.
  3. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We use Solo belly spreaders.
  4. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Senior Member
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    I use an earthway bag spreader but that Solo looks far superior. Might have to purchase one.

    Not much of a deflector on the bag spreader so granules go everywhere. Also difficult to fill.
  5. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
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    The solo belly "chest" spreader looks like it would work good. Thanks!

    Anyone using the newer Snapshot dg I believe it is, the season long product?? What rates are you achieving good results. Any tips on application. We've used it in the past and followed the spec's, just curious.

    Thank you,
  6. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I was looking at a stihl sr450 backpack blower/ spreader. I have tons of landscaping around buildings to spread snapshot on, where the mulch beds extend out from the buildings about 5 feet. A lot of the shrubbery in these beds are full grown so I thought the sr 450 could be handy at blowing the granuals low to the ground and getting it in places that a chest spreader wouldn't.
  7. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
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    That may be a good idea as well. Probably very quick at applying product as well.
  8. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    the only problem I see with the SR 450 stihl is how do you calibrate it and apply evenly?
  9. ToniDavies

    ToniDavies Sponsor
    Messages: 140

    How about something like this.

  10. CK82

    CK82 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 236

    That does look like it would work well too! Thank you

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