Not unless it is granulized for the purpose of spreading w/ one it
won't work well. Lime tends to simply pack into a solid chunk w/ an
ordinary rotary because the agitator isn't big/tough enough to break
it up. I've seen the cheaper plastic ones simply strip the spinner
while better ones basically just rotate and the product bridges over
above them. Need a linear drop-type spreader or simply throw it out
w/ a shovel and till to spread it around and even it out.
If the spreader has the gears encased so the lime can't get to
them, it will work fine. If the gears are visable, the lime will
quickly wear them out. Avoid overloading the hopper - that
stuff is heavy.
I just put some pulverized limestone down with a Scotts drop spreader. I
started out with a setting of 4 but had to jack it up to 10 before I saw
an appreciable amount of limestone on the lawn. I didn't use the rotary
spreader because I figured I would get more on me than the lawn. :-)
If it's pelletized, then it can be put down with a rotary. If it's
the powder type, it should be put down with a drop spreader. A
rotary will not work well, it will keep clogging. You might suffer
through one bag, but I would not want to try to go through 10 that way.
Didn't see the peletized form. Any my neighbor showed me the stuff he
uses and its the same powdery stuff. Its cheap too!
I will try one bag with the rotary. Expecting to come back to the
house looking like a ghost!
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