THANKS to each of you for your responses!!

Spreader that can be aimed

Veg and Berry

Gino <[log in to unmask]>

Apr 12, 2021, 3:58 PM (4 days ago)
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Hi V&Bers,

I am trying to spread granular soil amendments using my subcompact tractor's PTO for the very first time. From what I've heard, cone spreaders don't adjust very well for direction and distance.

 What can I rent, borrow or buy that will accurately toss the good stuff at just one row of berry bushes at a time? 

Gino Palmeri
Vermont Elderberry

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Brandon Bless <[log in to unmask]>

Apr 12, 2021, 4:05 PM (4 days ago)
to me
Pendulum spreader can do this. Kubota or Vicon

Ed Person <[log in to unmask]>

Apr 12, 2021, 4:18 PM (4 days ago)
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Gino, Check out this site.
Ed Person
132 Old Mountain Rd
Moultonborough, NH 03254

Lincoln Farm <[log in to unmask]>

Apr 12, 2021, 4:19 PM (4 days ago)
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I purchased a 3point hitch cone spreader (I can’t remember the brand name) that has two controllable outlet doors that allow granular material to be dropped on either side of the spinner and therefore more concentrated applications on the preferred side. It has a poly cone, so is less prone to corrosion. It is very light and easy to hitch/unhitch from the tractors we use it on. The only drawback I’ve found is the decal and owners manual have units of measurement that do not convert well to pounds and/or acres. I purchased it at United Ag and Turf in South Royalton and their phone number is 802-763-8082 of you’d like to call them for more information. 

Do you have any opportunity to use a water soluble product and apply them through a sprayer? That would be more accurate and precisely target the desired soil area. We have also had very good results applying fertilizer through our drip irrigation system too. 

Good luck!

Sam Lincoln

Mobile: 802-793-1206

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Lincoln AgriSource, LLC

Lincoln Farm Timber Harvesting

4884 East Bethel Road

Randolph Center, VT 05061

On Apr 12, 2021, at 3:59 PM, Gino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Dominic Pascarelli <[log in to unmask]>

Apr 12, 2021, 5:30 PM (4 days ago)
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If you haven’t already, look into Vicon. They have many different spout options, at least a couple of which throw to only one side.

On Apr 12, 2021, at 3:58 PM, Gino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

Mary Ellen HGF

Apr 14, 2021, 11:45 AM (2 days ago)
to me
Hi Gino,

I use a cone spreader and it does a good job.  We have a Kabota 2030 so not a sub compact but still a relatively small tractor.  It takes some finessing at first with how much you open the chute, speed of tractor, etc but after a while it works out.  I can let you know when I’m spreading stuff if you want to see it firsthand.  Haven’t gotten my stuff yet though so it’ll be a couple weeks although I wish I had it already.  Hard to get deliveries to this area - they always wait for another order nearby to combine it with.

Mary Ellen

On Apr 12, 2021, at 3:58 PM, Gino <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

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