John Deere Spreader

NOTE on 8/9/2019 – The spinner in the bottom that is to wipe the lumps away from the slot was not fixed to the shaft and would not have broken up lumps and kept the slot open. It also seemed a bit short. Before the next use that should be corrected.

LPBS36JD Rev. C
SN 09031103 Lot 1039
Click Full Manual of which below is one part.


Operating

Check to make sure tires are inflated to 20 psi (1.3 bar) (138 kPa) maximum.

Operating the Spreader

The fan speed and the spread width are controlled by the speed of the vehicle. The recommended operating speed is slightly faster than that of a brisk walk, 3 mph. 3 mph is equal to the vehicle traveling 40 ft in nine seconds.

The flow control assembly operates the flow control plate. The flow control assembly is marked 0 (closest) to 10 (fully open). The position selected determines the amount of material to be broadcast. The higher the number, the heavier the application of material.

Flow control setting for many of the common fertilizers, insecticides, and grass seeds are provided in the alphabetized table listing flow control settings. If the product is not listed in the flow control settings table, use the calibration guide to set the flow control.

Directional Control

Normal Operation (Uniform Spreading)

Fertilizers, insecticides, and grass seed each have different particle size and weight. This can be referred to as particle density. As the particles are impacted by the fan, the distribution can be centered or slightly off center depending on particle density and forward vehicle speed.

MX25911

Adjustment can be made by moving the direction control plate (A) to the right or left.

MX40313

The directional decal located below the directional control plate will aid you in adjusting the spread pattern. For most applications the plate should be placed close to the center position (B) described by the label above. If the material is coming out right or left during operation, adjustment of this plate should be made to center the material distribution pattern behind the vehicle. Your broadcast spreader has a patented feature to allow you to adjust for centering.

One Side Only Spreading

MX40395

The directional control plate can be used for adjusting the material spread pattern when spreading near sidewalks (C), planting beds (D), etc. With the plate adjusted to the left side (E), the directional control plate only operates with 90% shut-off of material to the right side (F) of the vehicle as shown in the illustration above.

Operating Tips

  • Always operate your spreader with the speed limit for which it was designed – 3 mph.
  • Do not load the hopper with more than the maximum weight capacity of 79 kg (175 lb).
  • Break up any lumps as you fill the hopper.
  • The flow control handle should have resistance to movement. Increase or decrease spring tension as required to get desired flow control handle resistance.

Below Extract from JD Manual here

LPBS36JD Broadcast Spreader

Dimensions

  • Size (maximum weight) 79 kg (175 lb)
  • Capacity 0.10 cu m (3.5 cu ft)
  • Wheels and Tires 33.0 x 10.2 cm (13 x 5 in) Turf tread
  • Tire Inflation 138 kPa (20 PSI)

Flow Control Settings for Specific Products

 c CAUTION: Avoid injury! Chemicals can be dangerous. Avoid injury to operator or bystanders:• Read chemical container label for handling instructions. A Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) should be supplied by the chemical dealer and provides proper safety information.• Wear proper clothing and safety equipment while handling or applying chemicals.• Prohibit all smoking, drinking, and eating around chemicals.

The following is a list of flow control settings for specific products available for use with the spreader. Some products may not be available in all areas.

Flow control settings are based on 3 mph forward speed.

lbs/1000 square feetFlow Control Setting at 3 mph1Materials2
103All American All Purpose Fertilizer 10-10-10
3.82.5Bayer Season Long Grub Control
2.92Bayer Season Long Grub Control
32Bayer Complete Insect Killer
21.5Bayer Complete Insect Killer
31.5Bayer Power Force Multi-Insect Killer
21Bayer Power Force Multi-Insect Killer
31.5Bayer Grub Control
21.5Bayer Grub Control
3.22Bayer Lawn Fertilizer Plus Weed Control II 30-3-4
3.82Bayer Season Long Grub Control
2.91.5Bayer Season Long Grub Control
3.62Bayer Lawn Starter Fertilizer 20-27-5
3.22Bayer Lawn Fertilizer Plus Crabgrass Preventer 30-3-4
32Eliminator Ant, Flea, and Tick Killer Granules
2.51.5Eliminator Ant, Flea, and Tick Killer Granules
21.5Eliminator Ant, Flea, and Tick Killer Granules
22Eliminator 5% Diazinon Killer Granules
72.5Howard Johnsons All-Purpose Fertilizer 8-8-8
72.5Howard Johnsons All-Purpose Fertilizer 10-10-10
72.5Howard Johnsons All-Purpose Fertilizer 12-12-12
52Ironite 1-0-0
42Klay Soft Pelletized Gypsum Soil Conditioner
31.5Klay Soft Pelletized Gypsum Soil Conditioner
21.5Klay Soft Pelletized Gypsum Soil Conditioner
42Lesco Pre-M 0.86% Plus Fertilizer 25-0-7
4.22Lesco Starter Fertilizer 18-24-12
4.22Lesco Turf Fertilizer 24-2-11
42Lesco Weed and Feed
83.5Master Turf Ultimate Tall Fescue Blend
42.5Master Turf Ultimate Tall Fescue Blend
83.5Milorganite 6-2-0
165Milorganite 6-2-0
3.22Miracle-Gro Lawn Fertilizer Plus Weed Control 28-3-3
3.62Miracle-Gro STarter Lawn Fertilizer 20-27-5
3.11.5Miracle-Gro STarter Lawn Fertilizer 29-3-4
9.63Ortho Lawn Insect Killer Granules
4.82Ortho Lawn Insect Killer Granules
2.41Ortho Lawn Insect Killer Granules
1.21Ortho Lawn Insect Killer Granules
42Ortho Max Insect Killer for Lawns
21.5Ortho Max Insect Killer for Lawns
11Ortho Max Insect Killer for Lawns
103Parkers Super Soilife Lawn and Garden Fertilizer 10-10-10
6.52Parkers Super Soilife Lawn and Garden Fertilizer 16-4-8
3.62Pennington Lawn Starter Fertilizer 18-24-6
104Pennington Master Turf High Traffic Lawn Seed Mixture
53Pennington Master Turf High Traffic Lawn Seed Mixture
84Pennington Master Turf Shady Lawn Seed Mixture
43Pennington Master Turf Shady Lawn Seed Mixture
104Pennington Master Turf Sun and Shade Lawn Seed Mixture
53Pennington Master Turf Sun and Shade Lawn Seed Mixture
21.5Real-Kill Multi-Purpose Lawn and Garden Insect Killer
2.51.5Real-Kill Multi-Purpose Lawn and Garden Insect Killer
104Rebels Supreme Blend Grass Seed for Sun and Shade
53Rebels Supreme Blend Grass Seed for Sun and Shade
104Ringer Lawn Restore 10-2-6
12.34.5Sam’s Choice Crabgrass Preventer 30-3-4
8.13Sam’s Choice Crabgrass Preventer 30-3-4
63Sam’s Choice Crabgrass Preventer 30-3-4
5.42.5Sam’s Choice Crabgrass Preventer 30-3-4
31.5Sam’s Choice Insect Control Plus Fertilizer 28-4-6
3.22Sam’s Choice Lawn Food 29-3-4
63Sam’s Choice Starter Fertilizer 20-27-5
3.62Sam’s Choice Starter Fertilizer 20-27-5
43Scotts Classic Grass Seed Fall Grass Seed Mix
22Scotts Classic Grass Seed Fall Grass Seed Mix
2.31.5Scotts Grubex
3.12Scotts Grubex Season Long Grub Control
2.32Scotts Grubex Season Long Grub Control
1.41.5Scotts Lawn Fungus Control
2.72Scotts Lawn Fungus Control
2.22Scotts Pure Premium Kentucky Bluegrass Mix
1.11.5Scotts Pure Premium Kentucky Bluegrass Mix
2.52Scotts Pure Premium Sun and Shade Grass Seed Mixture
1.251.5Scotts Pure Premium Sun and Shade Grass Seed Mixture
3.62Scotts Starter Fertilizer 20-27-5
5.92Scotts Starter Fertilizer 20-27-5
2.72Scotts Turf Builder 28-3-8
3.11.5Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer 29-3-4
2.72Scotts Turf Builder with Summer Guard
2.92Scotts Turf Builder Plus Weed Control
3.31Scotts Winterizer 22-4-1
4.62Sevin Lawn Insect Granules
2.332Sevin Lawn Insect Granules
2.252Sevin Lawn Insect Granules
32Spectracide Grub Stop
31Spectracide Traizicide Insect Killer Granules
3.62Sta-Green Lawn Fertilizer 29-2-5
21.5Sta-Green Lawn Weed Control
3.22Sta-Green 200 Plus Weed and Feed 28-3-3
3.62Sta-Green Starter Fertilizer 18-24-10
3.22Sta-Green Weed and Feed 28-2-4
104Sun and Shade Grass Seed Mixture
53Sun and Shade Grass Seed Mixture
31Vigoro Insect Control Plus Fertilizer
3.62Vigoro Starter Fertilizer
3.22Vigoro Turf Fertilizer 29-3-4
31.5Vigoro Ultra Turf Winterizer 22-3-14
3.22Vigoro Weed and Feed
43Wal Mart Gardens Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Seed
22Wal Mart Gardens Kentucky Bluegrass Grass Seed
84Wal Mart Gardens Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue
43Wal Mart Gardens Kentucky 31 Tall Fescue
3.22Wal Mart Weed and Feed 28-3-3
1Flow Control Settings are based on 3 mph forward speed.

2The products listed are the property of their respective owners, and are not the property of, nor recommended by, Deere and Company.

Calibration Settings

If the product you are using is not listed in the flow control setting table, use this calibration guide to set the flow control. Calibration guide information is also provided on the hopper decal of the spreader.

Using application information on product package, find the calibration setting in the following guide and set calibration control lever.

Adjust spread pattern.

Calibration settings have been determined using a 3 MPH pace or 40 ft. of travel in 9 seconds.

lbs/1000 square feetFlow Control Setting
0 – 1.91
2.0 – 2.91.5
3.0 – 4.92
5.0 – 6.92.5
7.0 – 8.93
9.0 – 10.93.5
11.0 – 12.94
13.0 – 14.94.5
15.0 – 17.55
17.6 – 19.55.5
19.6 – 21.56
21.6 – 23.56.5
23.6 – 25.57
25.6 – 27.97.5
28.0 – 29.98
30.3 – 33.49
33.5 – 36.010
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