Yes...just like the title says no Ride-On spreader sprayer in this years purchases. The large capacity spreaders are not much value to me unless the lawns are fairly large. I'm currently using this Earthway and it does have it's niche and works well except for some binding in the push rod action and how it moves the floor plate. I need to tweak this a bit. I'm only interested in a top quality high capacity push spreader for the larger lawns and yes I expect it to be quite work out. Yes I'm in good shape and I literally jog behind my current spreader and it is an excellent workout. In the past I had considered this spreader with the HVO floor plate.