Whether you are spreading lime, litter, fertilizer or another material, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the many brands and choices of lime, litter and fertilizer spreaders on the market today. You want to choose the commercial-grade spreader that is not only right for your unique application, but that also fits your budget.
Read on to learn about the five main features that are a must have for any commercial fertilizer spreader.
Five Must Haves for Commercial Lime, Litter and Fertilizer Spreaders
- An Even Spread Pattern
The best commercial grade spreaders feature a precision spread pattern that applies materials in an even manner every single time. At Lanco Spreaders, our revolutionary spinner design provides a better, more consistent spread pattern eliminating damage to your crops and fields.
- The Right Capacity
Capacity can make all the difference in saving you time and money, but you want to make sure you choose the right size spreader to suit your needs. With 20 different models to choose from, at Lanco Spreaders we offer a variety of sizes so you can find the spreader that is the right fit for your farm. And, our smaller models offer the same even spread patterns as our high output models.
- Heavy Duty Construction
Of course, you want a piece of equipment that will last. Look for heavy duty construction in the chassis and a box that is not welded fast. Lanco Spreaders have a tubular chassis frame as opposed to the weaker C-Channel frame of some brands, which means 4 sides instead of 3 for a stronger piece of equipment. We do not weld the box to
the chassis either making it more flexible and resistant to weldment cracks. Paint also makes a difference. We use a polyurethane paint that lasts longer than enamel or acrylic paint. Plus, our poly board floor won’t rust through like metal floors found on other brands.
- Easy-to-Service Design
What happens if you do need to repair your spreader? How easy is it to find replacement parts? Can you do it yourself or do you need to pay a third party for repairs? At Lanco Spreaders, we make it easy to repair, maintain, and service our machines. We manufacture all of our spreaders using easily-replaceable component parts that don’t require specialized tools. In many cases, we have the parts you need in stock, making repairs both easier and faster.
- A Team of Experts Behind You
When purchasing a piece of equipment, it is important to ask questions about a manufacturer’s customer service department. Do they have farming experts on staff, real people who answer the phone, and are they able to answer your questions in a timely manner? Our friendly, accessible parts department technicians are available to talk you through repairs, help keep your machinery running, and make sure you avoid lapses in productivity.
Ready to Choose the Right Spreader for Your Operation?
If you are thinking about purchasing a fertilizer, lime or litter spreader, contact us today. Our experts are standing by to help you choose and customize the best machine for your unique operation. We look forward to hearing from you!