Spyker 288

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Mowerman2112, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Mowerman2112

    Mowerman2112 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Have a Spyker 288 with deflector, should a person split the rate for drive's, walks etc.? Then full rate and overlap? Thanks
  2. travis@specialized

    travis@specialized LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Yeah you either need to adjust the rate by the dial or just hold the gate closed partially with your free hand when using the side deflector. When fully open you need to overlap back to the closest tire track on your last pass to get an even application.
  3. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 1,160

    I dont adjust just walk a lttle faster never had a problem
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,793

    With my scotts spreader (Anderson) I didn't change anything as I usually wanted extra crabgrass control along the edges anyway. But with high nitrogen products--whoops-- it can cause excess green along edges. Travis is right.
  5. Young Bros

    Young Bros LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    We walk faster unless we want extra crabgrass control.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,955

    Ditto with a plus bob & Young Bros.
    With the deflector shield down, the 288 still spreads as far as other spreaders in full spread.
    I usually start treating the edges of the driveway, front door area & curbs first with the deflector shield down. (often times I have enough product in the hopper from the last lawn to do this). Then I pour additional product in the hopper (while I'm still close to my truck) and finish the rest of the lawn accordingly. Reason I do this is to reduce the weight of the spreader so it's easier to push.

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