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Looking for advice on the 3pt PTO spreaders regarding how well they work and precise the throw is, along with a suggested mfg..
They appear to be heavy duty compared to a pull behind spreader
and close enough in price...

Looking to use it for seed,lye & fert...for 2 acres

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Add to the 3pt hitch question regarding core aerators, has anybody run into problems puncturing their sprinkler systems hoses with a core aerator? sounds silly I guess but it dawned on me that it could happen, especially the area where I have my new system :eek:


What brands (3pt hitch) are good and price range?

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Duc, spreaders are pretty much of similar design. The quality, workmanship, & materials is where the costs differ. I have all Land Pride equipment and have had VERY good experiences with it.

Broadcast Spreaders

You can get spreaders for less at TSC

Fertilizer Spreader

or Rural King

Tow Spreader 125 lb Agri-Fab

but not of the same quality and materials. For occasional use, these may be just the ticket.

How much area are you planning on spreading on?

I would think the 3 pt. hitch type spreader would be the most stabile and user friendly. If you have a price range and amount of use in mind I can maybe help you find something that meets your needs without going overboard. ;)
 

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Buying a spreader for the number of times you will actually use it, does not make sense to me. Unless you have more jobs then your own two acres, I would rent a spreader trailer where you buy your fertilizer.
 

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You put up the second question about the aerator while I was posting the answer to your first question. :D The same pretty much applies to aerators as with spreaders.

Land Pride makes as good a stuff and any. But you pay for it.

25 Series Core Aerator

Rural King has these on sale.

Spiker Aerator - 40"

Here is what TSC has on sale.

LAWN AERATOR

For my use which is just my yard which is about 3 acres; I use a push type Scotts drop spreader as I don't use it that often. Like Slip mentioned, unless you plan to use this equipment for more than just your yard; you may want to reconsider. That is a good bit of money tied up in equipment you use rarely. You will also have to find storage space for it as well unless you let it set outside which will weather is heavily and it will deteriorate fast.
 

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Hi Guys,

I just cant get myself to pay for renting equipment ! I know the up front costs are higher but its nice to know I can use at anytime. I have ideas they may lead into commerical applications, but for now its personal use...
I usually seed & Fert. 3 to 4 times a year, and plan on aeorating
2 or 3 times per year..
i re-graded at least an acre so I have to re seed and topsoil and re-seed there.

Do the core aerators damage your underground sprinkler lines?
Have you guys used a 3pt spreader? are they neat and accurate and can be precise? The prices I have found were less than TSC by a good amount ($235) ...none of my attachments will be out side, all inside a shead
 

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Duc,

In my opinion, a 3 pt. spreader may not be all that accurate in a residential yard especially if there a lot of obstacles to go around. If you have a wide open yard. Will probably work out fine. The core aerator I could not tell you how it would work with sprinkler lines. I would suspect that the aerator would not damage them. Never used them like that, depends on how soft the soil is, how much weight you have on the aerator, and the depth of the lines. I am sure you could work out a happy medium. You will just have to experiement and find out what combination works best for your particular use. If the cost is not a factor and you want good stuff, I suggest going with the Land Pride equipment.
 

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Just a thought to consider. A rear spreader is mighty handy in spreading sand and salt on an icy driveway! Just wash it down after applying salt to prevenrt early corrosion.
 

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Just an update: I found the Agri-Fab 125 Lb tow behind for $80
so I grabbed it. I was thinking a PTO driven spreader is too much
power, and I cant see it being finessed in tight areas. I could be wrong, but I think this 125 lb tow behind will work fine...

I'm searching for a good 3 pt Aerator not sure if I can use a 60",
if not a 48", a York Rake 60" and eventually a Post Hole digger
with a 12" auger (not sure what fits on a 4100 PHD wise)

Located these two sources, mainly because no taxes...any thoughts or feedback?

http://www.corimpco.com/?source=tractorpoint

http://www.ccmachinery.com/index.htm
 

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Just my opinion Duc, but I think you would do best with a pull type core aerator. Less chance of doing damage to the turf and surrounding scrubbry.
 

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Hi Chief,

Still got snow on the ground...picked up the Agri pull behind
Just recieved a York rake and Aerator from Corriher today...
Look real well made (I believe they are Midwest equipment)....Post Hole digger and tiller are next...

Keep you posted once the snow's gone....

P.S I dont rent....everybodys a rip off anyway around here
BacK hoe may also happen this year...


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Which aerator did you get from Corriher and how much did you pay for it if you don't mind my asking? Can you post a link to a picture?
 

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ducati996,
Thanks for the link to the implement guy. For your post hole digger, might want to check out www.danuser.com They used to make units for Deere for their garden tractors. Although there doesn't look like there is anything wrong with the place you found. :thumbsup:
 

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Bontai,

Thanks for the link...thats one of the nicest looking, well made PHD I've ever seen...I'm afraid to find out how much they cost....

I'll keep you posted when I find out...


So far so good on Corriher....i thought their prices were real good
and no tax for me (or anyone else) just shipping which you cant help..i got them delivered today and they are still on the skid
but they look and feel solid...and they are green to boot!!
I wonder if they will work with Imatch (dont have that yet) but
regardless they are so much less than Deere (Frontier) ...I was quoted $1250 for a 48" Aerator Frontier....Ouch!!

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Duc, we've got a Danuser PHD with a 12" auger, it's a great working machine, and built solidly. We had another brand a number of years ago, it was cheaper, but it was cheaper!:lmao:
It sure didn't stand up like the Danuser.
 

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Cosmo is the MFG for...

Cosmo is the MFG for Landpride, King Kutter, First Choice, TSC, and Agri-Supply fertilizer spreaders. Agrex makes the TORO spreaders, Sitrex & CCM are copies of the Agrex. There are about 6 Italian companies that make 70% of the fertilizer spreaders sold in the USA.
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Re: Cosmo is the MFG for...

Originally posted by ironpeddler
Cosmo is the MFG for Landpride, King Kutter, First Choice, TSC, and Agri-Supply fertilizer spreaders. Agrex makes the TORO spreaders, Sitrex & CCM are copies of the Agrex. There are about 6 Italian companies that make 70% of the fertilizer spreaders sold in the USA.
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Sorry! I was being fumble fingers and not paying attention and hit edit instead of quote and posted to your post by accident . My mistake.:nerd:

Thanks for the reply and background info. I had no idea that Land Pride contracted out their spreaders. Seems like just a few manufacturers make them all.

Is one better or have better features than the other? I have seen some spreader with the poly or plastic buckets. Are they any better or worse with respect to utility? I would imagine that the one big advantage would be that they don't don't rust out . If you rise out the hoppers after each use and spray a corrosion prevention compound on it; how long do they typically last befor they start rusting out? I would expect there is not a lot else you can do about it since the fertilizer is so corrosive.
 
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