Calibrating Spike Aerator Drop Spreader Combo
Posted March 01, 2012 - 10:02 PM
So my questions to those of you that do calibrate your aerator spreaders:
What method do you use?
Do you calibrate for each type of material before you apply?
If you use a drop pan/tray what did you make it from?
I am contemplating a jig to hold the spreader off the ground, putting a drop pan beneath the elevated unit, then using a drill to rotate the spike axle a number of times to represent a given travel distance.
What say you?
Posted March 02, 2012 - 05:22 AM
Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:43 PM
First, I'd make an educated guess based on the size and texture (spreadability) of the material. Then I'd test it someplace where it didn't matter if it was wrong. Adjust as necessary. Let 'er rip.
You can't go wrong on the aeration...too much is never enough, as Mick Jagger said...so all you can miss on is the material. Guess and test. It works for scientists, capitalists, and politicians, so it will likely for you.