Best Receiver mounted spreader

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  1. Huntinguy

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    Hey guys looking for a spreader to put on a rangers receiver. The biggest thing I was trying to find is one that has an agitator to keep it from plugging up and keeping a consistent flow. Mostly want to spread fert, p&k on plots
     
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    Anybody have any they would recommend?
     
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    I did a lot of research on this same subject and wanted a quality one that could also be used for fluffy CRP grasses - something most will not do
    I'd had enough of the cheap plastic crud ones the farm stores carry that only last a year or two.
    I ended up with a HERD spreader and added the vibrating agitator that allows for all seed types
    Unfortunately, havent had time to test it out yet so reports to share
     
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    Good call here on the cheap plastic ones from the farm stores. Learned that lesson the hard way I have an 85 lb pull behind agri-fab. Seems well built and has nice tires. Problem is there is only a wingnut to cinch down to hold the sizing lever in place.

    I made the mistake of only hand tightening (as tight as i could) when putting it behind the ranger in a plot that was just disced. Very bumpy....and at some point...very early in the spread...the connection loosened up and opened the spreader all the way up.

    On a ranger obviously you can't see the hopper on the pull behind so I had no idea. Got through with one pass and stopped to check it thinking i would see about 1/3rd of the seed gone...but its ALL gone and I have no idea where I ran out. Don't make that mistake :) That was my own spin on 'overseeding'

    The plastic ones are good for the lawn tractor and the yard around the house only imo. Even a receiver mounted one is gonna take a pounding behind an atv/ranger. Make sure whatever you buy has a SOLID lock down on the adjustment.

    Doesn't really answer the OP's question...just wanted to point out not to make that mistake.
     
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