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Zspray leaking granular Fert

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by grassmasterswilson, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. grassmasterswilson

    grassmasterswilson LawnSite Platinum Member
    from nc
    Messages: 4,966

    Having a hard time with my spreader today. There is a little white plastic "stopper" around the spinner shaft in the hopper. It keeps feet from spilling out. I keep pushing it back down and here it lock into place but after a few lawns it come out.

    Any trick to getting it to stay?
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    RABBITMAN11 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,479

    Buy a new one, or some kind of adhesive
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  3. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,751

    Thy wear out every so often. It's the bushing to keep the impeller shaft from wearing on the slide plate. Rabbit gave you the only 2 real options.
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  4. cotyledon

    cotyledon LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,717

    How old is the unit? If its older, the grommet may be worn out. They're cheap from LT Rich. Order some tips or something too(to make it worth the shipping.)

    If its a new unit, the shaft coming from the hopper motor may not be in good alignment and can be adjusted slightly.
  6. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 996

    I took a thin piece of metal about 1.5" x 3", cut a slot in it so you can place it around the spinner shaft and in top of the plastic bushing. Put 4 small bolts from the hopper down (nuts on bottom of hopper.) This will basically keep the bushing from lifting and sliding up the shaft. Make sure to cut the groove wide enough to not rub on the shaft but not too wide as you want to keep pressure on the bushing. You'll still have to replace the bushing when it wears out but you won't be dependent on the plastic tabs to keep it in place anymore.
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  7. Exec lawns

    Exec lawns LawnSite Member
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  8. Exec lawns

    Exec lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    I heated the white plastic with a hot air gun then pounded it in. When it cooled off it never came out again.
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  9. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 944

    Don't make it so difficult.

    Changing the bushing is simple and quick.

    Order an extra one to have in case it wears out again.

    If you can't afford an extra one you shouldn't be in business.

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