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Fertilizer drop spreader

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iowathumper
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 3 Central Iowa
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2011-01-18          176469


I have a about 3 acres of food plots. and plant about 1/2 of this in corn. My big problem is the plots are only about 50-60 ft wide in some areas. I have used a PTO 3 Pt spreader and tried adjusting so the pattern allows the fertilizer to stay on the plot (Left or Right spread only)I don't think I get a very even pattern and lose allot going in the timber.
I would like to find a drop spreader I could pull behind tractor, of 4 wheeler.
Anybody out there have anything they have bought, made or some other idea to get fertilzer spread even?

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auerbach
Join Date: Sep 2007
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2011-01-18          176470


If the spread won't stay within a 50' width I must be missing something. You can adjust the size of the drop opening, the speed of the engine and therefore the PTO, and the angle of the spreader (aiming the spread downward reduces the distance). And if need be I should think you could rig up a baffle to contain the fling. What seems to be the difficulty? ....

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kthompson
Join Date: Oct 2005
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2011-01-18          176480


I have used a PTO spreader a fair amount with materials with a need to even spread the material only about four feet wide to as wide as possible. Was able to do as Auerbach said with baffles or just control of PTO speed, control of discharge or combo. Of course all of those spreaders are not the same. Some have much better control than others. ....

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iowathumper
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2011-01-18          176481


That makes sense. And just never really thought about adjusting the diffrent items mentioned.


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kthompson
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2011-01-18          176490


iowathumper,
I try to run mine with pto shaft level but the lower you lift it the narrower it will spread. On my spreader it does not throw the same to both sides. Yours may or may not. If you will have someone else drive it and you watch if from the rear it might help you notice pattern a lot. ....

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