Posted 04-14-2003 at 02:44:01
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I looked at them for several years, at dealers and at our annual county ag fair. They're mostly the same, no matter which brand made them. They seem to be relatively well made.
Problem for me was price. I never saw a used one for sale anywhere. For the $1200 most of them wanted for a new "middle of the line" teeny-tiny spreader, I could get a very good condition mid-to-full sized spreader. And the full sized ones are built *much* heavier.
So I bought a used New Idea 95 bushel spreader for, as I recall, $800 and am tickled with it...and since I keep getting more critters I'd have outgrown the little one already.
So if all you have is a garden tractor and the price doesn't bother you, the little spreaders will do the job. But for me, it was just too much brass to part with.