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Old 10-01-2019, 02:15 PM   #1
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I don't have a sack spreader but I can borrow one but I do have a walk behind fertilizer spreader made by Scott's I think.
Why couldn't I fill it with seed and pull it behind my ATV to seed Buck Forage Oats?
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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I don't have a sack spreader but I can borrow one but I do have a walk behind fertilizer spreader made by Scott's I think.
Why couldn't I fill it with seed and pull it behind my ATV to seed Buck Forage Oats?

How big an area are you planting?
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:25 PM   #3
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How big an area are you planting?
Three 1/2 acre plots
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:37 PM   #5
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I disc deep then put the oats in my corn road feeder on the back of my golf cart. Spread it with the corn slide door only half open, then come back with the disc only barely scraping the dirt and on this pass I have a large fence panel weighted down dragging behind disc. With oats the most important part is they are only under about 1 to 2 inches of soil.

Fertilizer spreader should work good as well.
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Old 10-01-2019, 02:48 PM   #7
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Some of the rental places rent those pull behind spreaders.
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I don't have a sack spreader but I can borrow one but I do have a walk behind fertilizer spreader made by Scott's I think.
Why couldn't I fill it with seed and pull it behind my ATV to seed Buck Forage Oats?
Its gonna bounce around alot and be hard on it. You can use a road feeder if you have one.

Probably be better off borrowing the sack spreader.
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Don't put fertilizer in a road feeder. If you do rinse it out use dawn soap or you going to be buying a new motor.
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Don't put fertilizer in a road feeder. If you do rinse it out use dawn soap or you going to be buying a new motor.
I thought he wanted to plant oats? Yeah dont put no fertilizer in that it will be toast.
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:16 PM   #11
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We usually get a dry fertilizer rig from local feed store with the seed and fertilizer already mixed.
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:44 PM   #12
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I thought he wanted to plant oats? Yeah dont put no fertilizer in that it will be toast.
Yeah he just said oats but figured I would throw that out there as well while were talking about planting
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I’ve got friends that do it every year. I don’t know how many acres but enough that they park an 18 wheeler and a pneumatic trailer full of seed at the edge of the fields. And fill it up multiple times a season. Must work
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:37 PM   #14
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I did it once. ONCE. It sucked pushing those little tires around on disked soil. It bounced around, and would get hung up and spill. PIA for me. I would rather spread it by hand.

But…....you may have more patience than me. If you do, go for it. I did get a good stand.
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:38 PM   #15
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It will work but not very good I tried it once. It will either hop and bounce around and not spin, or the tires will simply drag across the dirt and not spin. The best bet is to buy a road feeder for small plots.
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Old 10-01-2019, 04:38 PM   #16
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Iíve got friends that do it every year. I donít know how many acres but enough that they park an 18 wheeler and a pneumatic trailer full of seed at the edge of the fields. And fill it up multiple times a season. Must work
Good night alive! An 18 wheelr load out of a Scotts yard fertilizer! those boys are committed.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:28 AM   #17
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Hadn't thought about those hard plastic wheels on disc'd ground. Might not be such a great idea after all. Thanks for the input y'all.
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Oats generally do better when covered. I plant rye grass this way with fertilizer spreader every year for my cattle. If you can drag over oats with hair would increase germination.
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