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Salt Spreader and fertilizer spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by allstarlawncare, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. allstarlawncare

    allstarlawncare Member
    Messages: 59

    Can a push spreader be used for both applications? I am going to be salting a small lot and the sidewalks this year at the lot but I want a spreader that i can use for seed and fertilizer as well. Any input is appreciated.

    Recommendations for spreaders would be awesome too!
  2. shane-pa

    shane-pa Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I used a Earthway push spreader last year for a sidewalk. I was able to spread pellets without a problem. I would think rock salt might be to big to flow and would get clogged. You might want to look into smaller salt specific spreaders for your application.
  3. KYsnow

    KYsnow Member
    Messages: 76

    Most all spreaders have adjustments to open the chute for various size material. Open the chute to the largest number and they will work fine with rock salt. Make sure you wash the spreader down after every use or it won't be good for anything come spring.
  4. IC-Smoke

    IC-Smoke Senior Member
    Messages: 672