Spreader Conversions

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by clallen03, Mar 17, 2006.

  1. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    Hey I went to Lesco and purchased some fert, but when I got it home and read the label it didn't have the conversion for my Scotts 3000.

    Does anyone know of a conversion chart so I can apply the right amount to my clients lawn?

  2. Tscape

    Tscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,370

    Scotts 3000? Is that one of those cheapy drop spreaders?
  3. Mike's Lawn & Snow

    Mike's Lawn & Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 362

    yea i was wondering the same thing lesco doesn't give a spreader rating for my earthway spreader, mind you i dont mess with fertilizer and customer's im not licensed to do such get caught without a license ur in deep crap :hammerhead:
  4. eruuska

    eruuska LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 454

    I started off last year (fully licensed) with a Scotts 3000 and had the same problem. I did a Google search and found a conversion chart. I think my search terms were something like "Lesco Scotts settings conversion".

    Later in the season I upgraded to an AgriFab (not much of an upgrade) and this spring picked up a Permagreen. We all gotta start somewhere!
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    If it's the drop spreader, beware... The large granular fertilizers really aren't designed to go thru drop spreaders.

    If it's the broacast then it would be BEST if you could calibrate it using a measured area and spreading over that area and weighing the amount before and after. Just have to kinda guess at a starting point for settings.
  6. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,202

    the bag is only an estimate.. i dosent matter if it's a lesco spreader and lesco fert. or any other combo, you need to calibrate your spreader to your walking pace. it's quick and easy, and most of all it can save you BIG money in the long run.

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