At this time of year, the maker of Conestoga spreaders is eager to remind landscape contractors its products aren’t just for fertilizer. Conestoga Manufacturing’s drop spreaders are ideal for distributing salt and sand, the company says, as well as lime, fertilizer and similar material.
Conestoga offers stainless steel drop spreaders in three models. The DSC-4800 has a box width of 48 inches and a capacity of 500 pounds of lime. The DSC-6000 box width is 60 inches, with 850 pounds of lime capacity. And the largest of the three models, the DSC-7200, has a 72-inch box width and lime capacity of 1,150 pounds.
Each model of drop spreader is equipped with a manual applicator, which is an easily adjusted gauge to control the rate of dispersion of spread material. An optional, rugged agitator inside the box minimizes any material bridging that might occur.
Conestoga says its drop spreaders also have an extendable and adjustable hitch to accommodate a wide variety of towing vehicles. Box lids reduce spillage while preventing moisture from entering the box.
The spreaders’ wide turf tires are standard and minimize tracks, ruts and compression on turf, according to Conestoga Manufacturing. Stainless steel box construction is also standard.
For more details on the company’s drop spreader, visit the Conestoga website .