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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:09 am 
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up to lava sand pretty well

It has to be a walk behind

I'm looking at Spyker, Earthway and Agri-Fab or is there anything else out there I should look at

I have 11.000 feet to do

any help here would be most welcomed


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 2006 9:06 am 
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I don't have quite as much turf as you (only 8500sqft here), but I just use the Scotts 2000 drop spreader. Haven't spread lava sand yet, but I did spread green sand with it. Best tip I can give you is to not fill the hopper all the way up with sand. I found that filling about half at a time worked great.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2006 4:34 pm 
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The Scott's whirly spreader seems to work the best. It has a small beater wire at the bottom which helps to keep product moving. The biggest problem I have encountered is wet or damp product. This will clog most any spreader. Use dry product!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:13 am 
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I just threw away a Scotts drop spreader. Those plastic things can't take much use and NO abuse.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:17 am 
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Out of curiousity, how long did the Scotts drop spreader last for you? How much turf are you fertilizing?

I just got mine in the spring & have only used a couple times so far. About 8500 sqft of lawn.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:30 am 
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I had it for years and used it about 5 times. The rest of the time it hung from the wall.

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I've had mine for 8-10 years & it is working fine. Rinse it out & store it properly - it will last a long time.

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My Scotts spreader works ok, I guess, I just can't see any difference in the settings. Same am't comes out no matter if its on 3 or 12...
I did notice the other day the the plastic is cracked so I suppose using it as a wheelbarrow was not too good for it. :roll:

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I did notice the other day the the plastic is cracked so I suppose using it as a wheelbarrow was not too good for it.

I did that, too. Do you think that was my problem?

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