Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader 73730

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Apply two header strips across each end for a turning area. Then apply back and forth in the longest direction. For Irregular-Shaped Lawns: Apply one header strip around the entire lawn for a turning area, then apply back and forth.
If both spreaders are of equal quality, a drop spreader usually will provide better accuracy. However, a high-quality rotary will be more accurate than a lower-quality drop spreader. Drop spreaders meter out the fertilizer and drop it directly on the lawn.
Drop spreaders cover a smaller area of lawn per pass compared to broadcast spreaders, which means it`ll take a bit more time to fertilize your lawn.
A broadcast spreader will take extra care to make sure different parts of the lawn receive an even coverage. A drop spreader, as previously mentioned, is more precise because it doesn`t broadcast the granular product or seed and doesn`t change the amount spread based on a changing walking pace.
So here are the general rules: For fertilizers put the setting a notch or two above half. For example, if there are 20 notches on the spreader, 11-12 would be the setting. You don`t have to cover every square inch of turf to get good results, so if you think that`s too much, drop to a notch below half.
In general, the smaller you set your spreader setting the smaller the hole and the slower the material releases from the hopper. There are many different brands of spreaders on the market, and, new or old, it is highly recommended to properly calibrate your spreader before the first use in the spring.
Most Scotts® fertilizers can be applied to either a wet or dry lawn. If you`re applying a weed-and-feed product like Scotts® Turf Builder® Weed & Feed, though, you may need to apply to wet grass to help the particles adhere to the weeds for best results.
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Absolutely No. Used motor oil will likely poison your plants and it will definitely risk serious contamination of the water table that may supply your drinking water, or pollute the bays and streams and lakes where runoff goes.
If your hammock has a spreader bar, take it down and place it on a flat surface and start scrubbing. Scrub with mild force, not too heavy-handed to destroy your hammock but not too soft either. Do the same for both sides and once done, wash it all off and let it air dry.
Drop lawn spreaders

These types of spreaders feature a bucket, where you usually want to place the seed, topsoil, and fertilizer. You will find them mounted on a set of wheels allowing you to move the spreader along with the lawn.

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Oil Filter Removal
ANSWER : Oil filter removal is counterclockwise when viewing the filter from the top. Filter install is clockwise. If this is a original filter, then it will be very tight. Before installing new filter, ensure that you place a bit of new oil on the seal located on the flat portion of the new filter before reinstalling to ensure it is sealed, and it also only needs to be hand tight.

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What kind of oil in the oil tank and how much for the remington electric pole saw ?
ANSWER : Bar & chain oil is the best. You can use regular or synthetic. Some say you can use atf (auto transmission fluid) or sae30 oil. I use bar & chain oil.

Dont know what type of oil to use – Toro Power Lawn Mower
ANSWER : Put straight 30 weight motor oil in it. Not 10W30 or any multi-viscosity oil. Straight 30 weight motor oil. If you’re doing a complete oil change, then you may want to use Synthetic 30 weight, which will last longer between oil changes and also make your engine last longer (but it costs more too). Best of luck to you.James

How do I drain the oil when it comes equipped with a hose? Unscrew the end?
ANSWER : Where hose is connected is a valve in the fitting. Turn the small nut counterclockwise to open.

What is ment by 50 to 1 mix
ANSWER : 50 to one is a ratio of fuel to lubricating oil. Typically 50 parts petrol/gasoline to one part two stroke oil.

Oil typically comes in a special plastic bottle that incoporates a measure. Simply squeeze the right ammount of oil into the little chamber and add to 5 litres of gas.

My husky 455 rancher is not oiling the chain properly. I have tried to clean all the oil ports on the bar and saw but it still is hardly pumping any oil to the chain. What could be the problem? How does the oiling system work?
ANSWER : The problem is very likely to be a clogged but more likely faulty internal oil pump (especially if your chainsaw is old).Hope it helps.

Do I need gas and oil mix – Poulan Super 250a Chainsaw Plate
ANSWER : I think Poulan uses a 40:1 ratio to one gallon of gas, however I have always used 50:1 the same as my sthl saws with no issue. I would rather have more oil mix that to little.

Oil ratio which is better, 25:1 or 50:1 ratio of oil and gas? Owner manual says anywhere in between these two ratios.
ANSWER : I use one of those small 2.6 oz oil containers in a gallon (128 oz) to give a 50:1 mix. If you want more oil in your mix add another container – but it will be more expensive and waste oil.