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42" Variable Rate Drop Spreader with Push-Handle and 16" Pneumatic Wheels

42" Variable Rate Drop Spreader with Push-Handle
Product ID: 42H16

42" drop spreader with push-handle and 16" pneumatic wheels. Features a positive shutoff lever, steel tri-bar rotor for internal agitation, adjustable variable-rate stainless steel bottom/slide, spread plate, 16-inch pneumatic wheels and porous, oil-impregnated bearings. Used to apply a variety of seeds, granular chemicals, fungicides, fumigants and fertilizers. Assembly required. Ships UPS in 3 cartons (95 lbs.).

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U.S. MSRP (FOB Owatonna): $1,443.00
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  • Steel hopper with durable powder coat finish for long life
  • Adjustable stainless steel snap-on bottom and slide with triangular openings spaced 1-1/8" inches apart
  • Bottom and slide snaps off for quick removal and cleaning
  • Steel tri-bar rotor provides internal agitation
  • Spread plate included to evenly distribute material over the surface
  • Positive shutoff lever closes the slide stopping flow and eliminating dribble
  • Porous oil-impregnated bearings for long life


 DESCRIPTION 24" 36" 42"
 Hopper Capacity (lbs.) 78 120 225
 Hopper Capacity (cu. ft.) 1.2 1.83.5 
 Hopper Length (in.) (Spread Width) 24 3642
 Hopper Width  (in.) 1010 13
 Hopper Depth  (in.)12.5  12.5 12.5
 Hopper Materialsteel steel  steel
 Finishpowder coat powder coat powder coat 
 Variable Rate Bottom & Slidestainless steel  stainless steel stainless steel  
 Opening Size (in.)1/2 x 1  1/2 x 1 1/2 x 1
 Spacing of Openings (in.) 1
 Total Openings 20 3036
 Fixed-Rate Bottom Options NoYes Yes
 Push-Handle Option YesYes Yes
 Tow-Hitch Option NoYes  Yes
 3-Pt. Hitch Option No No  Yes 
 Ground Clearance - 12" Tires (in.) 5 5N/A 
 Ground Clearance - 13" Tires (in.)5.55.5  N/A
 Ground Clearance - 16" Tires (in.) N/A N/A
 Inside Tire-to-Tire Width - 12" (in.) 2638 N/A 
 Inside Tire-to-Tire Width - 13" (in.)26.5 38.5 N/A
 Inside Tire-to-Tire Width - 16" (in.)N/A N/A 44.25 
Center Tire-to-Tire Width - 12" (in.) 27.75 39.75 N/A
Center Tire-to-Tire Width - 13" (in.) 30.75 42.75 N/A
Center Tire-to-Tire Width - 16" (in.) N/AN/A  48.5
Overall Width - 12" Tires (in.) 31.25 43.25 N/A
Overall Width - 13" Tires (in.) 35.25 47.25 N/A
Overall Width - 16" Tires (in.) N/A N/A52.75 
Tire Width - 12" (in.) 1.51.5 N/A 
Tire Width - 13" (in.) 3 3 N/A
Tire Width - 16" (in.) N/A N/A 3.25

Are soil fumigants acceptable?

Yes. Products similar to Basamid may be used.

Can fungicides be applied?

Yes. Products similar to 3336 GC Clearly Chemical may be used.

Can I apply topdressings?

Yes. Products such as Gypsum Lawn and Garden, Lime Dolomite Ag, Lime Sweet Barn, Miloganite Commercial Turf Grade, Miloganite Fine Grade, Miloganite Greens Grade, etc.

Can I use granular ice melt in my spreader?

Certainly. Most any granular commercial ice melt product will work. Be sure to always thoroughly clean your spreader after each use.

Can I use my spreader to apply powdered ag lime?

No. Due to the powdery consistency of ag lime and the design of the openings on the bottom of the spreader, powdered ag lime will not work in these models. Gandy does have a specially designed 4- and 6-ft. spreader to apply powdered ag lime and crumb rubber. See heavy-duty 65 series spreaders for more information.

Can I use rock salt in my spreader?

Due to the various sizes of rock salt granules you may, or may not be able to use your spreader with rock salt. Be sure to visually check the diameter of the granule to be sure it will fit through the openings. As always, be sure to clean your spreader after each use.

What are jigglers used for?

Jigglers are ordered in pairs and fit inside the hopper resting on the rotor bar. As the rotor bar turns the jigglers move and create agitation to eliminate bridging of material.

What are some examples of granular chemicals that can be applied?

Balan 2.5G, Diazion 5G, Mocap 5G, Nemacur 15G, Nemacur 10G, Oftanol 1.5%, Team 2G, White Grub and Sod Webworm 6.2% Trichlorfan, etc. In general, all granules that are free flowing should work.

What are some examples of seeds that can be applied?

Athletic Mix (50/blue 50/rye), Bentgrass Creeping, Bermuda Grass Pyramid, Blue Grass “Park” Kentucky, Centipede, Classic Grass Seed, Fescue Chewings “fine”, Fescue Creeping Red, Fescue Kentucky 31, Fescue Mix Tall, Flowers and Grass “Pickseed West”, Rye Grass Common, Rye Grass Blend, Rye Grass Perennial and others.

What if the seed or chemical isn’t in the rate chart?

Gandy provides step-by-step instructions in the rate chart allowing you to quickly and accurately determine the precise rate.

When using fertilizer, what do I set my cam gauge to?

Because of the many brands of fertilizer, Gandy provides calibration instructions based on the fertilizer’s density in pounds per cubic foot. Step-by-step instructions allow you to accurately set your rate.

Will the spreader handle native grasses?

No. Native grasses have long awns and hairy appendages that make the seed extremely light and fluffy. These non-debearded seeds have a tendency to clog openings and require constant monitoring.