[Market-farming] Sidedressing Fish Meal through a Gandy Box

sunnfarm at netscape.com sunnfarm at netscape.com
Mon Oct 4 13:25:28 EDT 2010


Ok, Thats completely different. I have one and yes it will work if the material is finely ground. They were designed as granular pesticide (not fertilizer)applicators attached to a tool bar on a corn planter, which is how I used mine. I never applied fertilizer with it. The agitator inside the hopper might wear out if the material is very gritty. One problem you might have is if your Cub has the old 6 volt system it may not turn the 12 volt motor on the gandy. The gold standard of sidedressing with a Cub is the IH built sidedresser made for the Cub and A-140 tractors. These are superior to Gandy, buy one of them instead you will not be disappointed... Bob.

--- goodfood at failbetterfarm.com wrote:

From: "Clayton Carter, Fail Better Farm" <goodfood at failbetterfarm.com>
To: Market Farming <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
Subject: Re: [Market-farming] Sidedressing Fish Meal through a Gandy Box
Date: Fri, 1 Oct 2010 11:22:23 -0400

Thanks for the tip on the Shaper spreader; I'll keep it in mind if I
need something like that.  I think we're talking about different
things, though.  The Gandy that I'm looking at will mount to a 2"
toolbar, which I'll have sidemounted on the Cub.  It had 4 outlet
ports for drop tubes, which I'll run down to belly mounted knives.

Thanks,
Clayton




On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 10:00 AM,  <sunnfarm at netscape.com> wrote:
> I know the cub has no 3pt hitch so the pull type Gandy will work. But you will be much better off getting the Schaper Brothers spreader. This model is made for 3pt hookup. But it has high clearance and optional drop tubes allowing you to side dress tall growing crops. It is the number one sidedresser on the vegetable farms in South Jersey. They work very well on raised beds. The gandy is primarily a pasture and turf machine.
> Kenny Schaper makes these sidedressers himself in a small welding shop down the road from me and you will be supporting a farm family. Give Ken a call 856-4551640... Bob.
> Sunny Meadow Farm
> Bridgeton, NJ.
>
> --- goodfood at failbetterfarm.com wrote:
>
> From: "Clayton Carter, Fail Better Farm" <goodfood at failbetterfarm.com>
> To: market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [Market-farming] Sidedressing Fish Meal through a Gandy Box
> Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2010 13:54:48 -0400
>
> Anyone have experience using a Gandy box to sidedress fish meal?  The
> good folks at Market Farm Impl are recommending a Gandy w/ a stainless
> base, poly box and a 100# capacity, but I'd like a second opinion
> before I take the plunge.  I'll be mounting it on a Cub.
>
> Any thoughts?  Thanks!
>
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41 Puls Ln, Montville, ME 04941
207-342-2770

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