The 2600APlus is the closest you can get to a commercial spreader without the cost! It is a Medium-Duty Estate Broadcast Spreader.
The steel “T” handle and solid linkage are features offered on our Commercial & Professional spreaders. Utilizing the EV-N-SPRED® 3-Hole Drop Shut-Off System ensures an even and balanced spread pattern of all granular materials, high flotation 9”/22cm high-flotation tires roll smoothly over rough terrain as well as icy conditions. The 40lb/18kg capacity rustproof poly hopper provides a low profile to keep it out of the way in the tightest area. A Rate Calculation Matrix is included to assist is setting for all of today’s granular products including organic materials. The 2600APlus is designed for the lawn enthusiast that wants a light-duty commercial spreader at a great price.
For the granular fertiliser we sell on this web site, the setting should be to apply approx 30grams per square metre. The easy way to calibrate any spreader is to set the spreader on the desired setting, place some product in the hopper, place a sheet of polythene 1 metre square onto the driveway (not the lawn!) walk over the polythene, with the hopper gate open so the fertiliser is flowing and being spun on the spinning disc, make two passes if the polythene has not been evenly covered with fertiliser by only one pass of the spreader and then collect up the material on the polythene and weigh it making sure that you place a small plastic bag into the scales first. If you end up with either 20 or 30 grams per single square metre then you are doing it right!
If you are only getting 15 grams then fertilise the lawn in two passes, the second at right angles to the first so as to provide sufficient fertiliser and even coverage. The majority of lawn fertiliser scorch problems occur mainly through the effect of the Iron content of lawn fertilisers as it is often the iron that causes the scorch burn.
Make sure that you are not standing still on the lawn with the hopper gate open and also that you are actually moving BEFORE you open the hopper trigger so as to avoid a dump on the lawn. Make the first pass around the edges of the lawn first – called a headland, then work up and down being careful to match in the fertiliser swaths. The product is part coloured so after a little practice, you should become good at it!
Another tip is to mow the lawn first and then follow your mowing lines. Walk at your normal walking pace and if you knwo the size of your lawn and can easily calculate that you have ot applied enough then go over the lawn again at right angles as described above. How can you expect the results if you only put on half the rate of fertiliser?