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#1 ggsteve OFFLINE  

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 05:03 PM

Even though my wife has been out of work for a bit every once in a while something comes up that won't break the budget. Today I snagged a Deere tow-behind spreader, model TY8518 in gently used condition only one town over.

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The only real problem seems to be this rusty rear corner, plus, is it put together right? The rear brace seems to extend well beyond the hopper.

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Lastly, can someone explain what this knob does? It has a very fine plastic thread attached to the black plastic piece around the spillway.

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Posted October 20, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Nice snag on the spreader. The only thing I can think of that the screw would do is adjust the rate at which the spreader is applying materials.
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Posted October 20, 2012 - 11:48 PM

The only thing I can think of that the screw would do is adjust the rate at which the spreader is applying materials.


I downloaded the manual and read the instructions about the knob and I'm even more confused. Something about centering the spread pattern and handling lightweight materials. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 05:20 AM

Good looking spreader.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:07 AM

Very nice find!

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:15 AM

Something about centering the spread pattern and handling lightweight materials.


Rather than having the spreader throw material almost in a 180 degree pattern behind you, does that piece allow you to focus the spread pattern to a narrower area? I know spreading gypsom or lime that you're supposed to overlap quite a bit due to the material getting spread thinner on the edges of each pass.
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:23 AM

Steve, "Lastly, can someone explain what this knob does? It has a very fine plastic thread attached to the black plastic piece around the spillway."

I'm with you after reading the manual I'm thinking a over jealous engineer got a little carried away. My take is it's to put a little more materiel to the left or right depending on weight of materiel, angle of land, wind speed, etc. :D
P.S. reason for "bumper" to protect impeller?
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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:51 AM

Nice spreader. The knob must be for spread direction, best thing I can think to do is try it out...

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 08:58 AM

Rather than having the spreader throw material almost in a 180 degree pattern behind you, does that piece allow you to focus the spread pattern to a narrower area? I know spreading gypsom or lime that you're supposed to overlap quite a bit due to the material getting spread thinner on the edges of each pass.


I think you may be on the right track here, at least partially. The manual mentions turning the knob so that very light material falls on the back side of the diffuser to balance the spread pattern. I'll have to play with it and see what happens. I'm not that worried about it. My main reason for the purchase (besides the fact that I couldn't pass it up for $50) is to upgrade my sanding setup for the winter.

Steve, "Lastly, can someone explain what this knob does? It has a very fine plastic thread attached to the black plastic piece around the spillway."

I'm with you after reading the manual I'm thinking a over jealous engineer got a little carried away. My take is it's to put a little more materiel to the left or right depending on weight of materiel, angle of land, wind speed, etc. :D
P.S. reason for "bumper" to protect impeller?


I think I've figured out the bumper. It's so that you can store it on end without damaging the nice shiny stainless steel. I am also pretty sure they use the same frame with larger capacity hoppers. This one only holds 80 lbs.

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Posted October 21, 2012 - 09:11 AM

Great looking spreader. I've never seen that JD implement for GT's. Let us know how it works.

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Posted October 23, 2012 - 09:43 AM

I would be worried about using sand in a unit meant for seed.. Plastic gears and all makes me wonder how long it would last. Sand will wear that diffuser fairly fast.. Nice find as it is.

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Posted February 22, 2016 - 05:08 PM

Sorry for picking up such an old thread, but I've just seen one of these spreaders for sale in my neighborhood. Two of you refer to having been able to download the manual, but it doesn't seem to be available anywhere I can find.  Can you help me find a PDF?

 

Thanks in advance. 



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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:40 PM

Jeez! I saw John@Reliable's post and got all excited.


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