Found this thompson spreader on craigslist. Got the guy talked down a bit to where I was comfortable with the price, about 2/3 what he was asking. A good deal in my mind for what one of comparable quality cost new. The condition is really good too for the age. $125 well spent in my mind. I'll have to do some fabricating on the frame of the seeder to get it to sit how I want.
It should hold more than 100 pounds of fert or lime which will make my job easier and more consistent. Doubt I'll use it much for seed unless I am doing large areas but it will shut down small enough for tiny seeds like clover.
I cleaned this guy up really good with water and soap. It had been sitting for a few years in a barn. I have heard of people using oil after cleaning once they were done with fertilizer or lime. Any tips for maintaining your galvanized spreaders for longer life?
I have one I bought at a barn sale for $50. The guy had welded 2 steel rods to the very bottom of the frame, angled down, it serves as a "Kick stand" so it will stand on it's own. They are great spreaders.
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