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Z spreads to right

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by ArTurf, May 14, 2014.

  1. countryclublawnllc

    countryclublawnllc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 153

    Did the same thing and it works so much better without it. Since you normally refill the hopper before it is fully emptied, the dust turns to chunks and interrupts the spread.

  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    I've made 2 phone calls to Spyker during the past 8 days. I explained in great detail what I was looking for (a straight 4 fin impeller). But they were clueless. They wanted me to send photos of our LESCO straight fin impeller.

    So now I don't know where to turn. The Spyker impeller works fine with our Spyker push spreaders, but....

    Stand-on spreader/sprayers run the impeller at a much higher speed. This creates throwing heavy to one side (especially with small prills).

    As usual, I'm fed up with Spyker. I also know there's a Spyker rep on this site, but he has not chimed in. I'm at wit's end with this whole Spyker thing.
  3. FdLLawnMan

    FdLLawnMan LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,246

    If it is that big a deal, I still run the standard Spyker impeller on my T, just take a piece of aluminum, put a 90 degree bend in it and glue or pop rivet it to the impeller, problem solved.
  4. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    It truly is that big of a deal. (you having a bad day or something?) I'm not the only stand-on spreader user having difficulty with a correct spread pattern. Don't get me wrong, but I think your idea might be a hack job. Plus I'm probably not smart enough to fabricate an impeller. :laugh: I want something that is meant for the machine, spread correctly, and will last a long time.

    Mike, can you post a picture? Thanks in advance.
  5. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 944

    Just to prove it exists.

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  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Thanks spray -- the photo on the right looks like the same (bottom) set up I'm looking for. But the shape of the impeller is slightly different. Also wondering if your impeller (shown above) may be smaller?? Designed for a small "push" spreader??

    Here's 2 photos of the standard impeller used on stand-on spreader/sprayers.

    Bottom line, I'm still uncertain. I also admit I'm not the sharpest knife in the drawer. :laugh:


  7. klsgc

    klsgc LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 318

    I agree with you guys that it can spread heavy to the right but why not use the accuway? We use it and it works great when used properly. I have tried the lesco on my z and when spreading dimension it was OK but regular fert was too heavy on the left. I switched back and use the accuway again and this way I can adjust for any different product.
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  8. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 944

    I agree. I still use the accuway even with the straight blade spinner as it still spreads to the right, its not as bad though.

    There are so many factors that go into the spreading that can determine how it is going to spread. speed and how far the gate is open, size of product, humid days can make the product swell, weight of product, how much per thousand.

    There is no 1 setting that works for all.

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