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Dan Clynk
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Gday

 

I offer lawn fertilising to all of my customers, and I have been using a Scotts spreader for now. 

 

Can someone recommend me a half decent spreader that will last. I have tried googling but would much rather some recommendations from what you guys use. 

 

Dan


Posted 27 August 2016 - 01:03 PM

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Been through a few different spreaders over the years - all crap.

They either spread unevenly or bog up with fertiliser and take ages to clean out/get working properly.

They give grief if the fertiliser gets damp or lumpy, or the grains are not perfectly equal in size.

Tried the ones with crank handles, feeder wheels, feeder drums, variable opening screeds - sorry, all crap.

 

In the end i always go back to a 3 litre square P.E.T. juice container.

Cut the bigger side down the centre and off to the corners, then open it up like a set of double doors.

The "doors" work like filler flaps when loading in fertiliser.

Hold the container by the #### (bottom) with the open screw top lid pointing away from you.

Shake the container from side to side to sprinkle the fertiliser out the lid.

Vary the angle, height and shake to vary the spread and flow rate.

Faster, more accurate, better control, and way more reliable than anything available from Bunnings.

 

Plus you get 3 litres of fruit juice free.


Posted 29 August 2016 - 09:54 PM

"Can't" is a dirty 4 letter word.
If someone says "Can't" , take the "T" off the end and brew in boiling water.
Sip on your 'T, relax, and take a look at what you've got left to work with.


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Try and get your hands on a Scott's R8-A. It's a golf course standard pedestrian spreader. Not the crappy version bought at Bunnings.
Posted 05 September 2016 - 10:07 PM

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I just use the cheap crap ones and repurchase when required. Haven't found an expensive one that lasts.
Posted 23 September 2016 - 01:38 PM

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Been through a few different spreaders over the years - all crap.

They either spread unevenly or bog up with fertiliser and take ages to clean out/get working properly.

They give grief if the fertiliser gets damp or lumpy, or the grains are not perfectly equal in size.

Tried the ones with crank handles, feeder wheels, feeder drums, variable opening screeds - sorry, all crap.

 

In the end i always go back to a 3 litre square P.E.T. juice container.

Cut the bigger side down the centre and off to the corners, then open it up like a set of double doors.

The "doors" work like filler flaps when loading in fertiliser.

Hold the container by the #### (bottom) with the open screw top lid pointing away from you.

Shake the container from side to side to sprinkle the fertiliser out the lid.

Vary the angle, height and shake to vary the spread and flow rate.

Faster, more accurate, better control, and way more reliable than anything available from Bunnings.

 

Plus you get 3 litres of fruit juice free.

 

If there was a "Like/Agree" button I would have clicked that. (Small yards I just hand cast.)


Posted 23 September 2016 - 07:03 PM

read between the lines, if he seems drunk, he possibly is


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Has anyone tried the shindaiwa rs41 spreader 21.2l for allpower

 
Posted 16 November 2016 - 10:48 PM

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Has anyone tried the shindaiwa rs41 spreader 21.2l for allpower

 

 

$279 allpower

$100 USA

http://www.shindaiwa...aders/RS41.aspx


Posted 17 November 2016 - 08:02 AM

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I've been using an earthway shoulder bag spreader for about 2 years now. Holds about 9 kgs, zips up closed so there's no spillage and takes up no room at all. Gets used regularly and hasn't let me down yet. Can be a #### to fill if you're trying to tip from a 25kg bag of fert into it as the sides flop in.
Posted 18 December 2016 - 07:58 PM

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I use a Agri Fab 85lb spreader, which I bought pretty cheaply.

 

It does has it's flaws, such as a weak steel frame, plastic wing nuts (WTF??), spreads the fertilizer directly at your feet, the rear legs at times catches(or digs into) the lawn, and it blocks up from time to time.

 

But I have made a few modifications, such as:

 

  • the deflector to that prevents the fertiliser being thrown at your feet,
  • a small metal impellor connected to the centre drive shaft inside the tub which does two things
  1. to allow the fertiliser to be broken down
  2. relieve the feed hole to be cleared from clogging
  • used small hose clamps to secure handle where it joins together,
  • as well as using a metal wing nut instead of the plastic one

I have yet to correct the rear legs issue, but will address when I make a more solid frame out of thicker steel and most probably use a roller on the rear legs.

 

Other then that, once you get used to it, you eventually know how to manipulate the spread distance (faster to go the further it spreads) and how to regulate the feed of the fertilizer, as well as shaking the spreader to allow the fertilizer to fall off the sides. I can fit a 25kg bag of Agriboost into the hopper with little worry.


Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:49 PM




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