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All of the Farm-Max fertilizer spreaders are built of the highest quality materials. There is a large lever that controls the openings of the gate. The linkage can be adjusted for a 90-degree left or right spread pattern or a 180-degree pattern behind the tractor. The SPL-180 model has a Poly hopper, and is 46" tall, weight is 101 lbs. It is PTO driven (includes the PTO shaft) for your tractor category 1, 3 point hitch hookup. Working speed is from 3 to 16 m.p.h. at 540 RPM. FREE expert assembly by EA!
... Ted, from EverythingAttachments.com, and we're here to show you the Agrex fertilizer spreader. It comes in several different sizes. This is the Model 300, it's PTO driven, 3-point hitch. This is going to be the rotating part that slings your seed or fertilizer out. It's totally adjustable to how much you put out per acre. This unit holds 660 pounds of fertilizer, about four or five bags of seed. It has an adjustable gate here. On the backside you can adjust it with three different holes to distribute straight behind in the center position, to the left or to the right, either direction you can set it.
This unit is all steel construction. A lot of people want a poly hopper which we do offer. Even if you use a poly hopper and stainless steel slinger blades. Pretty much if you leave the fertilizer in it and forget to clean it up really well after you're through. It doesn't matter if you spent $3 or $500 for your hopper or $1000, or $5000. If you leave the fertilizer in it, it's simply going to be locked up the next year you go to it.
This does have a casted gearbox underneath it, which that's the best instead of the stamp style. I've never had any problems out of these. We've sold Agrex for over 20 years at our office, and it's a great machine. You just need to remember to clean it up well every year when you're through with it, put a little oil in it. I like to put a little vegetable oil in it, and let it actually run and sling so you end up with the vegetable oil everywhere that the fertilizer touches.
This is the gate that's going to control how much comes out. And you're going to see it start to come out underneath right there. That's the control of the amount that's going to come out. You're simply going to set this gauge with the set screw where you want it to come out. With the price of fertilizer and seed, make sure you really get it good and tight. Because if you slap this thing open really fast and you slide your slide down with it, and you turn around and wonder where your $200 worth of fertilizer and seed went. So make sure you get that tight.
Your centering and side adjustments are right here with this pin. You have two other holds, forwards and backwards that's going to control which direction it goes in. It's a standard 540 rpm PTO shaft. Don't forget to hook up your safety chain so your cover doesn't turn.
Besides fertilizer and grass seed, this unit will also spread the pelletized lime. It's not going to spread the pure powder lime, but it will spread the pelletized lime. [machine noise]
So right now he's spreading about a 30 foot diameter circle. And we're just going to put it out really light, because we're going into winter. With a fertilize spreader, it doesn't take a lot of horsepower to run it. You're able to just idle around with the tractor in most cases. If you want it to sling further, you can increase your RPMs.
This machine will operate in forward and reverse, so if you get in a tight area and you can just simply put it in reverse and not even have to cut off the supply of fertilizer if you want to. [machine noise]
The Agrex spreader is meant mostly for fertilizer, pelletized lime, but it does do a good job with grass seed. You just need to keep in mind of the gate opening, that you don't get it too open and release your seed really quick because grass seed is so small. Especially if you're doing something like Bluegrass.
After we get through using the seeder here, we're going to start with our AgriMetal straw-blower, and we're going to cover all this up with straw so it will be ready. We're going into winter time. This is a Rye that we're putting out, so it should come up and be pretty even for winter, and then it will die in the spring, and then we'll start over with Fescue. We've just got so much dirt around here in this red clay that we've got to get it covered up for winter or my wife's going to kill me.