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    I need to eventually some kind of spread for the BX to spread lime and fertilizer. I really want something that is 3PH mounted. I am not sure if a broadcast spreader would work for me because I have some smaller areas I need to use it in. I have looked for a 3PH drop spreader but they are expensive. What would be the best way to go?
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    Default Re: Spreader

    you can angle the broadcast spreaders so they only go one way. problem is they don't spread lime very well unless it's pelletized. if there's a cheap way to spread ag lime i'd love to hear it too

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    I am not sure if a broadcast spreader will work I have a area that is 25' wide. Can you cut them back that much?
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    Good question. I'm in the same boat as you, trying to figure out what to buy.

    Hopefully someone else can help out?

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    My probelm is my yard has a bunch of smaller areas and 1 good sized area. I don't think a pto driven broadcast would be right becasue it would be throwing fertilzer in the driveway, sidewalk or garden beds. I think they mostly throw 50'. With my I have a pull type spreader but even by my Cub Cadet it was not manuverable enough for certain areas. The bx is bigger. Plus with a pull type if you back up your are applying double. That is why I was thinking of a 3ph drop spreader. The cheapest one I have seen is nearly $800 though. A walk behind spreader is out the question cause I have a big hill.
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    How much land are you fertilizing?

    Perhaps getting a hand carry-type spreader for the small spaces, and a 3pt broadcast for the open areas.

    You can get pull-type broadcast spreaders, and drop spreaders. They all should have some kind of a feed mechanism. Ideally they would be built with a ratchet so that they would not spread much when driving backwards.

    I'm not quite sure where you are. Here are a couple of ideas.
    8 Foot Lime & Fertilizer Spreader
    FERTILIZER/LIME SPREADER
    FERTILIZER/LIME SPREADER

    I'm sure with more hunting, more used equipment could be found. I'm seeing a few auctions, and judging by some of the auction finds that people have mentioned, that may be a way to go too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
    How much land are you fertilizing?

    Perhaps getting a hand carry-type spreader for the small spaces, and a 3pt broadcast for the open areas.

    You can get pull-type broadcast spreaders, and drop spreaders. They all should have some kind of a feed mechanism. Ideally they would be built with a ratchet so that they would not spread much when driving backwards.

    I'm not quite sure where you are. Here are a couple of ideas.
    8 Foot Lime & Fertilizer Spreader
    FERTILIZER/LIME SPREADER
    FERTILIZER/LIME SPREADER

    I'm sure with more hunting, more used equipment could be found. I'm seeing a few auctions, and judging by some of the auction finds that people have mentioned, that may be a way to go too.
    It is hard so how much land but maybe close to 2 acres. I would maybe go for a PTO broadcast spreader for the larger area if I could find one for those kind of prices. I 'll be patient and wait for something to pop up. Then I could use walk behind for the small areas. I am used to the box store grade drop spreaders that don't have a ratchet mechanism.
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    Roger,
    I tried to center my search around Frederick County, VA, but I guess you weren't impressed.

    We are getting a little late in the season this year. You may also be able to rent a fertilizer spreader, or borrow one for this year while you're looking.

    Anyway, use SearchTempest to pick up a few more local towns.
    SearchTempest Online Classifieds Search - All the Classifieds. One Search.

    I just bought a JD 602 spreader, 2 wheel tow behind broadcast spreader, "needs a bit of work" for $300. I probably won't get it cleaned up this season, but I'm hoping that I can get it setup to pick up a couple of tons of bulk fertilizer, then tow it from the store to the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CliffordK View Post
    Roger,
    I tried to center my search around Frederick County, VA, but I guess you weren't impressed.

    We are getting a little late in the season this year. You may also be able to rent a fertilizer spreader, or borrow one for this year while you're looking.

    Anyway, use SearchTempest to pick up a few more local towns.
    SearchTempest Online Classifieds Search - All the Classifieds. One Search.

    I just bought a JD 602 spreader, 2 wheel tow behind broadcast spreader, "needs a bit of work" for $300. I probably won't get it cleaned up this season, but I'm hoping that I can get it setup to pick up a couple of tons of bulk fertilizer, then tow it from the store to the field.
    I thought the prices were fair enough on the ones you posted but by the time I drive there I might as well get a new one, I am about 3 hours from Richmond. I just went over 200 miles Friday to get a aerator, I never saw a 4' one for sale near me. My current spreader is on its last leg. I can limp through this spring and maybe fall. I was just asking on here to see what you guy thought so I could look for it used. I will set up search tempest/ feed demon or the craiglist app and look for used pto broadcast spreader. That sounds like you got a good deal on the JD 602.

    Who makes a good walk behind broadcast spreader?
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    Hi Roger,

    I was just going through this myself and ended up buying this Earthway broadcast spreader for my little over 2 acres of lawn. It seems a little expensive for a walk behind, but it does an excellent job. I can cover the lawn pretty quickly. The spread settings are based on a 3 mph walk. Have you looked at the pendulum spreaders? Pricey, but sound nice. I included a link to a pendulum spreader from Agrisupply to give you an idea on price. I think I will try to buy one eventually, but the walk behind will do until then. Good luck in the search.

    Amazon.com: Earthway 2150 Commercial 50-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader: Patio, Lawn & Garden

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