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#5699804 - 04/14/15 02:51 PM Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV?
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Looking to seed some deer food plots and I wanted to use a UTV/ATV to seed those areas, instead of the tractor.

Anyone have suggestions on a good spreader to use if I go that direction? Maybe something that would attach to hitch, if we use the UTV...
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#5699805 - 04/14/15 02:53 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I have a hitch mount fertilizer spreader, that just might do the job.
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#5699843 - 04/14/15 03:18 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I have used both hitch mounted and tow behind. I seem to get more control and better coverage with the tow type. The electic motors on the hitch type are not the best. I use it on both the polaris and the elec EZGO.
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#5699866 - 04/14/15 03:36 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Gotcha. What tow behind did you use?

My original thought was to hook up a hitch to the front of the UTV (we have a hitch receiver in the front bumper/grill) and then have a little homemade roller we have that we'd tow behind the UTV to cover the seed. We've hand broadcasted before...just looking to streamline things and get some better coverage.
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#5699906 - 04/14/15 04:09 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I have one similar to the link below that I bought to mount on the grill on the front of my Kubota RTV or build a bracket to slide in the receiver hitch. I bought it for road feeding but think it would do fine for spreading seeds on a food plot, then drag a piece of chainlink or gate with a couple old tires for weight to cover up the seeds. The flow rate is adjustable.

http://www.moultriefeeders.com/moultrie-atv-seed-spreader-with-electric-feedgate

bought mine used on Craigslist for $100


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#5699953 - 04/14/15 04:44 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Originally Posted By: George - w/ Map My Ranch
Gotcha. What tow behind did you use?

My original thought was to hook up a hitch to the front of the UTV (we have a hitch receiver in the front bumper/grill) and then have a little homemade roller we have that we'd tow behind the UTV to cover the seed. We've hand broadcasted before...just looking to streamline things and get some better coverage.


http://www.amazon.com/Agri-Fab-45-0463-S...words=spreaders
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#5700059 - 04/14/15 06:01 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I have one of the electric ones that mounts to the rack on my ATV. I got it at BPS about 5 yrs ago and have never had any problems with it. I use it for fertilizer and seed. So far so good. I also use a harrow that I got from BPS depending on what I am doing I will use it with the tines up or down and facing forward or to the rear.


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#5700105 - 04/14/15 06:30 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Herd 12 volt Seeder from Kasco is the most accurate one and well built, but expensive.
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#5700327 - 04/14/15 08:39 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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I use a John Deere, pull-type spreader that I found on Craig's list for $75, which is less than half what it cost for a new one. I also use an ATV to drag a harrow over my plots before and after spreading seed. Dragging it before seeding helps create a more uniform seed bed, and dragging after seeding ensures the seeds are not covered too deep.

All disking and other heavy work is done with a tractor and implements. I mix seed and fertilizer together in large feed buckets before dumping the mixture into the spreader. Mixing seed and fertilizer is a old trick that I learned from the landowner/farmer as a way to get the seed to go further.

I also use an ATV mounted tank and sprayer to kill all grass and weeds before disking.
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#5701433 - 04/15/15 03:30 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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#5701438 - 04/15/15 03:32 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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spreading seed and covering is one thing that dosnt have to be done with a tractor. I like it done with a utv imo because you can maneuver better and get things done faster. Now if you don't have a UTV by all means tractor it is.
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#5701456 - 04/15/15 03:43 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Check out my seeder rig grin
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#5702212 - 04/15/15 10:22 PM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Herd 12 volt Seeder from Kasco is the most accurate one and well built, but expensive.

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#5702623 - 04/16/15 09:48 AM Re: Anyone use a seed spreader with their UTV/ATV? [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
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Thanks everybody! Appreciate the feedback and ideas. I think I'm going to modify one of those corn feeder that you put on the tailgate of your truck...had a buddy put extra washers under the spring of his spinner, so it had a smaller opening to throw out seed when engaged - and he's been doing that for a few season with great success. I can weld a hitch support for it and have it in front my my UTV, and have something dragged behind it to cover the seed after it is spread - kill two birds with one stone kinda thing.
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