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    Quote Originally Posted by foreman Etexas View Post

    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.
    I am getting ready to go to TSC I will look and see what they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    I am getting ready to go to TSC I will look and see what they have.
    If you did deside to go the sprayer route,some have the really cheap pumps they usually just ride on tractor splin,the better units will have an actual shaft to pump. Tractor dealer local may have some if out and about,that are alittle more HD and will stand up for along time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    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.



    How narrow will it spread?
    Roger, I reduced the spread area by not using at engine speed that produces 540 RPM. I reduced PTO speed and tractor speed in a small area that I had to get into to make a smaller spread. worked pretty well. I passed withing 10 feet of the owner and she never felt any thing hit her....When I passed her in the larger paddock, I was 25 feet away and at rated speed and she did feel some granules hit her...We were trying to lime and fix the fence at the same time. The deer had broken the fence (elect. wires) and she was replacing it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kioti Tom View Post
    Roger, I reduced the spread area by not using at engine speed that produces 540 RPM. I reduced PTO speed and tractor speed in a small area that I had to get into to make a smaller spread. worked pretty well. I passed withing 10 feet of the owner and she never felt any thing hit her....When I passed her in the larger paddock, I was 25 feet away and at rated speed and she did feel some granules hit her...We were trying to lime and fix the fence at the same time. The deer had broken the fence (elect. wires) and she was replacing it...
    You know, It just dawned on me.. slowing the engine speed does not work on my tractor. It is electrically operated. I did lessen the gap of the gates in the smaller paddock. I think thay may be why I did not throw
    granules so far. I will have to check it out when I go back to finish the liming when the new run in shed is done. That area by the stable still needs to be done. Hmmm, back to the drawing board...lol.
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    If / when I get around to getting a spreader, this is what I'm going to try........

    To build/invent some kind of deflectors (maybe adjustable) to modify the pattern it throws.
    I'm going to presume with this adjustment and some practice with dry sand or something it can
    be made to be more useable in odd areas and with different products....

    A walk behind unit is a must for where the tractor spreader just isn't useful.

    Thanks to whom is responsible for the attachment that shows the "orchard adapter"
    That may be an idea to keep in mind for future homemade inventions.
    Good luck

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    You could always get one of the ATV tow behind types and they will do smaller areas like a walk behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by foreman Etexas View Post
    If you did deside to go the sprayer route,some have the really cheap pumps they usually just ride on tractor splin,the better units will have an actual shaft to pump. Tractor dealer local may have some if out and about,that are alittle more HD and will stand up for along time.
    I went to TSC and looked around and could not find the liquid fertilizer, It was not with the granular. I asked a guy that worked there and he said yeah we have that it is back in the plumbing They had a few different types. It is looking like a good option right now. I also found some liquid lime online and it looked to be less or about the the same as powdered lime. I was thinking of getting a ATV sprayer and building a frame to put on the 3PH. The only disadvantage I have seen about the liquid fertilizer is it does not last as long as granular. I'll look at some PTO sprayers.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kioti Tom View Post
    You know, It just dawned on me.. slowing the engine speed does not work on my tractor. It is electrically operated. I did lessen the gap of the gates in the smaller paddock. I think thay may be why I did not throw
    granules so far. I will have to check it out when I go back to finish the liming when the new run in shed is done. That area by the stable still needs to be done. Hmmm, back to the drawing board...lol.
    But you still got it down to 10' by adjusting the gates.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kioti Tom View Post
    You could always get one of the ATV tow behind types and they will do smaller areas like a walk behind.
    I thought about that too. I would really like to get one unit to do it all if possible. I am also trying to stay away from a pull behind, I prefer that I is on the 3PH for better maneuverability.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wyobuckaroo View Post
    If / when I get around to getting a spreader, this is what I'm going to try........

    To build/invent some kind of deflectors (maybe adjustable) to modify the pattern it throws.
    I'm going to presume with this adjustment and some practice with dry sand or something it can
    be made to be more useable in odd areas and with different products....

    A walk behind unit is a must for where the tractor spreader just isn't useful.

    Thanks to whom is responsible for the attachment that shows the "orchard adapter"
    That may be an idea to keep in mind for future homemade inventions.
    Good luck
    I think some already have a adjustment to change the pattern or at least some of the walk behind spreaders do.

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    I finally got a spreader. I went with a spyker P40-5020. I gave the sprayer some serious thought but TSC does not stock the liquid fertilizer very well. It is also hard to find liquid lime. I am hoping with this spreader I can apply a top dressing, I guess I'll find out.

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    Default Re: Spreader

    Pelletized lime will work great in that spreader, but it's only good for one year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ54 View Post
    Pelletized lime will work great in that spreader, but it's only good for one year.
    I had not heard that before.

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