hey guys what about scotts and agrifab? i know scotts isnt big in size nor is it all that well made (plastic wheels etc) but what about agrifab, on the farm we have a 175 one i think its a tow and it does fine. nice wheels, big hopper, can get a cover, well built etc. i know they make some huge push ones also.i personally have a scotts, got it at home cheapo. ive used it two times (small apps) and we used it for 2 acres on the farm (after that we got the tow). works fine for the little bit i use it. next will definitly be bigger and better. this leads me to a question, anyone use spreader for salt, such as for small drives or sidewalks? with mine the wheels wont get traction, hate doing it by hand.
Guys, quit goofing with those throw away spreaders. Get a Spyker, stainless steel. this thing is a great machine. the dealer thing is no big deal, i get parts in a day or two from the manufacturer. I have had the same spreaders for 8 years now. each year i put on over 120 tons of fert on with them. only thing i replace is the axel bearing($1.25 each). The golf 88 has new roller bearings that are greasable. i would highly recommend this machine. http://www.spyker.com.
i cover over 100 acres each application. many custom jobs. a lot of walking and some of it done with a 3pt spreader. I have more miles behind a spreader than a lot have driving! I have modified my spreaders to match my needs. the biggest mod being going from T handle to a two handed. This is a must here because of the hills in my area. far more control because you don't have to take your hands off the spreader to turn it off. The spyker will hold over 100 lbs. I just like it because it seemed a whole lot sturdier than all the others.