Hey guys, I doubt if anybody has logged more miles behind a push spreader than I have. I find that T-handles are grossly inadequate for real use, especially in hilly terrain. When you have to take a hand off the control you risk tipping the thing over if you are on any kind of a hill. And I just don't think they are comfortable or convenient. I am not the only one that felt this way. Every time I got a new spreader I would let guys push one to see how they liked them with T handles. Not one guy has liked them better than the ones I made. I started out pushing a Cyclone A100. This was a tank of a spreader. It weighed 80 lbs. Empty. I liked the design a great deal because it had wheelbarrow handles. They quit making them about 1978 and parts were non-existent after 1988. I had bushings machined for them. New axles made from scratch. Rebuilt the hoppers, which were metal (not stainless). Finally i just couldn't make them go anymore. All the while I had been trying to get a manufacturer to look at making something similar. I settled on buying a Spyker 76-22, which was a plain jane model. First one I got was in 1989. I gave it the benefit of the doubt and tried the T handle. After 2 yards I took it, cut off the handle, made my own out of pipe and welded them on. I made sure that the bracing was adequate. I moved the on/off cable to the left handle. This allows you to turn it on and off with your thumb and not take your hand off the handle. I now have 5 of these that I have modified. 4 of these are 76-22s and a one Golfstaff 88. Spyker has a slewing control; I mounted that on the right. I have shown this spreader to the people at Spyker, they just arent interested. Here is one thing I found really interesting. The main design engineer has no experience pushing a spreader other than at his home. They have no one on staff that has ever really been an end user. I think this is a real problem in the manufacturing world today. Not enough real world experience implemented into a piece of equipment. Ok, off my soapbox now. Just thought you guys might appreciate a look at a spreader that is a whole lot easier to use.