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  1. #1
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    Default What Equipment Do You Use for Salting the Outdoor Ring?

    Hi Guys,

    How do you salt your outdoor ring? I tried dumping salt into our push seed-spreader (whirly-bird thing) and it didn't work. The salt was too heavy. Do you have something on the back of your tractor?

    I know some of you must have this down to a fine art :-)



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    Not a fine art. We used to put a kid or two or three in the back of the pickup and have them sling it out as we drove around the ring. You can see where you missed in just a little while and then go back over.

    We have also used a tractor mounted seeder, but there was too much maintainance ie, scrubbing and oiling, to be fun outside in freezing weather.

    The first method gave the kids something to do too.



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    we just dump bags around the ring them drag as usual
    "ronnie was the gifted one, victor was the brilliant intellect, and i [GM], well, i am the plodder."



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    Would think Mag would be better than salt.



  5. #5
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    A couple of kids with some cups . It doesn't take too much time and you can get pretty even coverage if you're attentive to where you spread it.

    Good luck!

    Haley



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