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Will this spreader work?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by born2farm, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    Ok i know i have been asking a lot of questions lately but there is a lot of things i need to figure out before i start doing my lawn apps. I bought this spreader at an auction for 50 bux with intentions of using it for salt but i decided that it might work for fertilizer. Is this spreader considerd a commercial spreader and will it hold any accuracy calibration wise from job to job? For reference its a Scotts AP2000

  2. JDUtah

    JDUtah LawnSite Silver Member
    from UT
    Messages: 2,636

    Will it hold calibration? Hmmm test and retest and tell us? Looks like a goodon' to me, but I haven't put fert in it and pushed. Happy walking :)
  3. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,727

    Sure--it is commercial. Good spreader--but--its not stainless steel. Worth about $300. These will usually rust out right where the fert hits the steel tubeing. I would say it should last 3 years--maybe 6 if you paint the rusty spots, and if you slide a rubber hose over the wear spot where the fert hits the steel tubeing. Rinse it well, lubricate regularly, and store under low humidity conditions. You may need to replace the spinner gear after about 6000 applications.
  4. born2farm

    born2farm LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,149

    ok thanks guys. it will get calibrated when i start next spring. i will do all the prevenative maintenance on it and i thought about painting all the steel with a protective liner for truck beds.

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