Spreader Transport?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by MOW ED, Mar 31, 2000.

  1. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,028

    How do you secure your spreader in the bed of your truck or on the trailer? What dorducts are available to mount the spreader during transport?<br>I have a Prizelawn bigfoot and a Duraliner bedliner in my truck I'm looking for a solution other than emptying the spreader after every job.
  2. GroundKprs

    GroundKprs LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,969

    It's better to empty it between jobs, unless you are just fertilizing closely spaced sites. As a salt, fertilizer will absorb moisture, especially on a humid day. Our spreaders are emptied and covered after each job. Even the dust left in the spreader can absorb moisture from the air and gum up the flow. If you always have dry air, you're lucky. Last July I could only do 7-8 apps a day before spreader had to be washed out.<p>----------<br>Jim<br>North central Indiana
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. lawnnut

    lawnnut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    My bed liner has cross area for 2 x 4's<br>I use these to hold sprayers ETC with<br>bunge chords<br>
  5. steven Bousquet

    steven Bousquet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 138

    lesco has a spreader holder that fits into the receiver hitch.
  6. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,073

    I think Jungle Jims has brackets you can buy that attach to the inside of the trailer and lock one wheel in place. At least I know they have these for push mowers. I'm sure it would be easy to fabricate something like this also.
  7. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,446

    I thought I replied to this thread before. Gremlins must have ate it.<p>I think you want to have your spreader outside your truck bed securely mounted. <br>That way you don't have to empty it, you're not lifting it as high and it give you more room in your truck.<br>
  8. NeilG

    NeilG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    I had a rack built that fits into a receiver hitch. I found this necessary since I bought the hydro unit from Lesco, and was too heavy to lift. The rack has a side that lets down for removal. Works well, just have to remember that you have an extra 3 feet behind<br>you and beware of going in and out of drives, as it will drag.
  9. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
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    neil tell me more about youe spreadre mount<br>that holds your lesco hydro spreader.<br>
  10. NeilG

    NeilG LawnSite Member
    Messages: 63

    Anthony, it is a simple fabricated hitch mounted rack. Made of angle and heavy gauge wire mesh. Right side is hinged so that when you let it down the spreader simply rolls off and then drive it back on when finished. It installs into the receiver end of a class 3 hitch. Had mine made by Graham in Douglasville, Ga. But I would think that any trailer mfg. could do the same, or someone with welding equipment. Any additional questions, just let me know.

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