Spreader Settings

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Spreader Name Early Spring Late Spring Summer Fall Winter Small Lawn Inhibitor Recuperator SPAN
  21-0-4 19-0-3 7-0-2 21-0-4 20-0-4 15-0-4 (18-0-16)  (7-10-4)  
Ace Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6-30
Agri‐Fab 45‐0187 Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0210 Broadcast 7 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0215 Tow Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0288 Drop 7 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0315 Tow Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0324 ATV Electric Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0329 Tow Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0364 ATV Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agri‐Fab 45‐0388 Push Broadcast 4 4 7 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Agway 2050PA Rotary 4 4 23 4 4 4 4 4 0-30
Agway 2050SUA Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Agway 2050T Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Agway 7350SU Drop 14 14 23 14 14 14 14 14 0‐30
Agway Blue (Drop) 14 14 23 14 14 14 14 14 6‐30
Agway Blue Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Agway White (Rotary) 23 6‐30
Agway White Drop 23 6‐30
Ames 24‐626 Commercial Broadcast 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Brinly‐Hardy BST‐250 BH Rotary 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Cyclone Model B1‐80 Rotary 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1-9
Earthway Drop 14 14 23 14 14 14 14 14 0-30
Earthway EV‐N‐Spred 2600 Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Earthway Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Easy Green Drop 4 4 16 4 4 4 4 4 2-18
Ferti‐Lome Drop 14 14 23 14 14 14 14 14 0-30
Ferti‐Lome Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Franks Rotary 16 2-16
Glorion Drop 14 14 23 14 14 14 14 14 6‐30
Glorion Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Green Line Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Greenview® Drop Spred III 4 4 16 4 4 4 4 4 2-18
Greenview® Drop Spred® XP1 14 14 23 14 14 14 14 14 0-30
Greenview® Jet‐Spred II Rotary 4 4 8 4 4 4 4 4 1-9
Greenview® Jet‐Spred III Rotary 16 2-18
Greenview® Jet‐Spred SS1 Rotary (5‐30) 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Greenview® Show N Tell Drop 4 4 16 4 4 4 4 4 2-18
Jonathan Green Drop 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 1-5
Jonathan Green Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
K‐Mart K‐Grow Drop 16 2-16
Lawncrafter 45‐02771‐4 Broadcast 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Lawncrafter 45‐0311‐3 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Lawncrafter 45‐0312‐3 Push Broadcast 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Lawncrafter 45‐0314 Broadcast 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Lawncrafter 45‐0315 Tow 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Lely HR Rotary 5 5 9 5 5 5 5 5 1‐10
Lely W Rotary 5 5 9 5 5 5 5 5 1‐10
Lesco Rotary H H S H H H H H A-S
Ortho 545 EZGro Rotary 9 9 16 9 9 9 9 9 2-16
Ortho Drop 4.½ 16 2‐16
Ortho Rotary 16 2‐16
PennMulch HVO Broadcast L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
Pennington 2050SU Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Precise Fit Rotary 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Precision Drop 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 1‐5
Precision Pro Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Precision Pro SB400PRC Rotary 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Precision Products TBS4500PRC Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Precision Rotary 5 5 18 5 5 5 5 5 1‐20
PrizeLAWN BF‐1 L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN BF‐1SS L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN BigFOOT® (Rotary) L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN BigFOOT® HVO Broadcast L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN CBR II Commercial Broadcast 15 2-15
PrizeLAWN CBR III Commercial Broadcast L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN CBR III SS Commercial Broadcast L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN CBR IV Commercial Broadcast L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN CBR IV SS Commercial Broadcast L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
PrizeLAWN LiL' FOOT (LF‐1) Broadcast 16 0-18
PrizeLAWN MPR I Commercial Broadcast 16 0-18
ProScape Pro Spreader SS (Rotary) L L Z L L L L L A‐Z
Red Devil DS4500RD Drop 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 1-5
Red Devil Rotary 5 5 18 5 5 5 5 5 1-20
Red Devil SB4500PRC Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Red Devil SB6000RD Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Red Devil TBS4300RD Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Red Devil TBS4300RD Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Red Devil TBS4500PRC Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Red Devil TBS6000RD Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Republic 545 EZGro Rotary 9 9 16 9 9 9 9 9 2-16
Republic Drop 16 2‐16
Republic EZ Broadcast 75450 16 2‐16
Republic EZ Grow Rotary 9 9 16 9 9 9 9 9 2‐16
Republic Rotary 16 2‐16
Roto‐Jet Rotary 15 15 23 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
Scotts AccuGreen® 1000 Drop 4 4 10 4 4 4 4 4 2‐18
Scotts AccuGreen® 2000 Drop 4 4 10 4 4 4 4 4 2‐18
Scotts AccuGreen® 3000 Drop 4 4 10 4 4 4 4 4 2‐18
Scotts Basic Broadcast 13 2‐15
Scotts Deluxe™ EdgeGuard® Broadcast 13 2‐15
Scotts EasyGreen Rotary 24½ 24½ 13 24½ 24½ 24½ 24½ 24½ 22‐32
Scotts EdgeGuard Broadcast 5 5 13 5 5 5 5 5 2‐18
Scotts Lawn Pro Broadcast 13 2‐15
Scotts PF‐1 Drop 4 4 10 4 4 4 4 4 2‐18
Scotts PF‐3 Drop 4 4 10 4 4 4 4 4 2‐18
Scotts Precision Drop 4 4 10 4 4 4 4 4 2‐18
Scotts SpeedyGreen® 1000™ 13 2‐18
Scotts SpeedyGreen® 2000™ 13 2‐18
Scotts SpeedyGreen® 3000™ 13 2‐18
Scotts Standard Broadcast 13 2‐18
Sears 671‐19261 Rotary 4 4 13 4 4 4 4 4 1-9
Sears Craftsman 24322 85lb Broadcast 4 4 13 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Sears Craftsman 24323 125lb Broadcast 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Sears Lawn Crafter 4 4 9 4 4 4 4 4 1‐10
Spyker Rotary 8 1-8
Sta‐Green Drop 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 1-5
Sta‐Green Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Statesman I Drop 14 14 28 14 14 14 14 14 0‐30
Statesman II Drop 14 14 28 14 14 14 14 14 0‐30
Statesman Pull Behind (Rotary) 16 2‐16
Stinger Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
TrueServe Green Thumb 2000A Rotary 15 15 28 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
TrueServe Green Thumb 2050 Rotary 15 15 28 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
TrueServe Green Thumb 2050P Rotary 15 15 28 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
TrueServe Green Thumb 2050T Rotary 15 15 28 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
TrueServe Green Thumb 7300 Drop 14 14 28 14 14 14 14 14 0‐30
TrueValue Green Thumb 5050T Rotary 15 15 28 15 15 15 15 15 6‐30
TrueValue Green Thumb Drop 14 14 28 14 14 14 14 14 6‐30
Vigoro Drop 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 4 1-5
Vigoro Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Vigoro SB15000HD Rotary 3 3 9 3 3 3 3 3 1‐10
Wilbur‐Ellis CBR II Broadcast 15 2-15

These spreader settings are approximate. If your spreader is not listed above, determine if you have a rotary or drop spreader; then, looking at the dial on your spreader, check the span of numbers on the dial. Referring to the list above, find a rotary or drop spreader (depending upon which one you have) with the closest number span to the one on your dial and set your spreader accordingly. The spreader settings work most efficiently when your spreader is calibrated. To calibrate your spreader, refer to the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office’s directions.

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