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    I looked at those on amazon. Went with an earthway chest spreader. Got it today in fact. The one you got looks really nice.

    Oh, good review too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rackluster View Post
    I looked at those on amazon. Went with an earthway chest spreader. Got it today in fact. The one you got looks really nice.

    Oh, good review too.
    Thanks!!! I appreciate it. Let us know how the chest spreader works out.

    Russ

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    I spent part of yesterday (friday) spreading pettetized lime on some horse paddocks. I was using a 3 pt broadcast
    cone spreader and the width is yoadjustable. You can spread to the left or to the right or both ways at once. Depends on how you open the gates..There is an agitor you can use with powdered lime with it. Ordered separately.

    http://www.farmimplements.com.au/man...20Diagrams.pdf

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1savoy View Post
    Hi Roger,

    That "commercial" moniker is a tough thing for me. I would say it is well built and should last me a lifetime, but I do not think I would call it commercial. I guess I think of commercial as something that would hold up to a lawn service crew using and abusing it. Not sure if it would take throwing around or abuse, but possibly. It is built in the US, which I like, and uses a metal control rod (no cables). The wheels are plastic to prevent rusting. There is an agitator, which is just a spring clip, but seems to work well. There are still quite a few parts that are plastic, but I guess that is to prevent rust. They do make this model with a stainless steel frame also, but that is probably overkill. Something else will break or wear out before the frame, but it does look nice. The hopper size I think is perfect as any bigger would get too heavy to push up hill. It pushes and works nice. I think the $168 price was a fair value. Here are some pictures. Let me know if you want pictures of anything else and/ or a copy of the manual. The reviews on Amazon say it is a pain to put together, but it wasn't bad at all.

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311844"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311837"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311838"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311839"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311840"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311841"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311842"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311843"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311845"/>
    Thanks for posting the pictures. I looked at Home Depot today and your spreader looks 100 times better than the scotts professional spreader. I also think a 50lb hopper is the right size.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kioti Tom View Post
    I spent part of yesterday (friday) spreading pettetized lime on some horse paddocks. I was using a 3 pt broadcast
    cone spreader and the width is yoadjustable. You can spread to the left or to the right or both ways at once. Depends on how you open the gates..There is an agitor you can use with powdered lime with it. Ordered separately.

    http://www.farmimplements.com.au/man...20Diagrams.pdf

    Tom
    How narrow will it spread?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1savoy View Post
    Hi Roger,

    That "commercial" moniker is a tough thing for me. I would say it is well built and should last me a lifetime, but I do not think I would call it commercial. I guess I think of commercial as something that would hold up to a lawn service crew using and abusing it. Not sure if it would take throwing around or abuse, but possibly. It is built in the US, which I like, and uses a metal control rod (no cables). The wheels are plastic to prevent rusting. There is an agitator, which is just a spring clip, but seems to work well. There are still quite a few parts that are plastic, but I guess that is to prevent rust. They do make this model with a stainless steel frame also, but that is probably overkill. Something else will break or wear out before the frame, but it does look nice. The hopper size I think is perfect as any bigger would get too heavy to push up hill. It pushes and works nice. I think the $168 price was a fair value. Here are some pictures. Let me know if you want pictures of anything else and/ or a copy of the manual. The reviews on Amazon say it is a pain to put together, but it wasn't bad at all.

    <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311844"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311837"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311838"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311839"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311840"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311841"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311842"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311843"/><img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=311845"/>
    Do you know if the gears are plastic?

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    That is a good question. I do not know the answer. Looks like I would have to take the gear box covers off to find out. If I have time later today I will do that. Looking at Earthway's website they just call it a super-duty gearbox??? I suspect they are probably some sort of plastic, but do not know.

    http://www.earthway.com/products/mob...dcast-spreader

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    I use an electric broadcaster on my 4wheeler for the smaller places(holds 50lbs) and then have a big 3pt for the other.
    Have you thought about liquid? You can put out lime,fertilizer and spray weeds at one time. I use a 300gallon 21ft boom for my pastures but also get most of my yard when spraying weeds and have done the grasshopper fertilizer,they also have MoJo lime,just haven't used that. A 50gal. Should be enough on 2ac. And do it all one tank, maybe one with small boom and hand wond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by foreman Etexas View Post
    I use an electric broadcaster on my 4wheeler for the smaller places(holds 50lbs) and then have a big 3pt for the other.
    Have you thought about liquid? You can put out lime,fertilizer and spray weeds at one time. I use a 300gallon 21ft boom for my pastures but also get most of my yard when spraying weeds and have done the grasshopper fertilizer,they also have MoJo lime,just haven't used that. A 50gal. Should be enough on 2ac. And do it all one tank, maybe one with small boom and hand wond.
    That is funny you suggested liquid, I was just looking at them in the Northern tool catalogue. Were do you buy liquid fertilzer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1savoy View Post
    That is a good question. I do not know the answer. Looks like I would have to take the gear box covers off to find out. If I have time later today I will do that. Looking at Earthway's website they just call it a super-duty gearbox??? I suspect they are probably some sort of plastic, but do not know.

    http://www.earthway.com/products/mob...dcast-spreader
    I looked at the website and in the manual and did not see anything. You don't have to take yours apart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    That is funny you suggested liquid, I was just looking at them in the Northern tool catalogue. Were do you buy liquid fertilzer?
    Well TSC has some types, I get mine from the feed store the name of it is Grasshopper they have a web.site that also will tell you more about the Lime,it comes in a powder form that's water soluble. It will also give a name if dealer in your area,I also use it on my hay meadows some 30-8-10 blend and have some 42-0-0 I haven't used yet.

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