HOTSHOT HD COMMERCIAL BROADCAST SPREADER MODEL 38110 OWNER’S MANUAL ASSEMBLY Leg 1. Remove the spreader and components from carton and place hopper up-side down on a padded surface as shown. Insert ends of leg into handle brace as shown and align holes. Attach brace and leg to frame using (4) 1/4-20 x 2” hex bolts, lockwashers, and nuts. LOCKWASHER 1/4-20 X 2” Hex Bolt 1/4-20 NUT Handle Brace 3/16 Dia. x 2” Cotter Pin Drive Wheel 5/32 Dia. x 1 1/4” Cotter Pin Free Wheel 2. Slide drive and free wheel onto axle as shown with the longer portion of wheel hub facing the frame. Secure free wheel with (1) 5/32 dia. x 1 1/4” cotter pin. Attach drive wheel to axle with (1) 3/16 dia. x 2” cotter pin. Upper Handle Assembly 1/4-20 X 1 1/2” Hex Bolt 3. Turn spreader upright on wheels. Insert screen into hopper sliding it under the screen clips. Attach the upper handle assembly to handle brace with the handle lever brackets facing as shown. Secure with (4) 1/4-20 x 1 1/2” hex bolts, lockwashers and nuts. Screen NOTE POSITION OF LEVER BRACKETS 1/4-20 NUT & LOCKWASHER Handle Grip Handle Lever 1/4 Dia. Clevis Pin 4. Slide handle lever between handle brackets as shown and secure with (1) 1/4 dia. clevis pin and 3/32” dia. cotter pin. Make sure lever pivots freely. Install handle grips onto upper handle. 3/32” Dia. Cotter Pin Screen Clip 1/4 Dia. Clevis Pin 5. Install control tube to handle lever with (1) 1/4 dia. clevis pin and a 3/32” dia. cotter pin. Slip opposite end of control tube over lower control rod making sure shutoff plate is between the lower rod and the control tube. Secure with a 3/32” dia. cotter pin. Handle Lever 3/32” Dia. Cotter Pin Control Tube Lower Rod 3/32” Dia. Cotter Pin Shutoff Plate OPERATION NOTE: This spreader is equipped with a factory installed deflector shield that is used for applying ice melt to narrow areas. Shield is easily removed for ice melt application to large areas or when using turf care products. 1. Check the product package for the rate setting, and recommended swath width. Loosen rate control knob and slide rate plate to the proper setting. The pattern is controlled by loosening the two knobs on the discharge chute and moving the chute closer or farther away from the impeller (setting A, B, or C). See “PATTERN ADJUSTMENT” for details. USE SWATH WIDTH ON PACKAGE OR ADJUST PER OPERATOR’S WALKING SPEED 2. Always fill the spreader on the driveway or sidewalk-not on the lawn. Make sure screen is in hopper and spreader is in the “OFF” position. 3. Start spreader moving before opening port. OVERLAP Close before stopping. Always push spreader, never pull. 4. Hold handle so top of spreader is level. Tipping the spreader too far can cause uneven spreading. 5. The settings and swath widths on the product label are recommended starting points. Always check the delivery rate and pattern on a small area before treating a large area. Actual delivery rate can vary due to weather conditions, operating variables, and condition of the product being applied. See “HOW TO DETERMINE SPREADER SETTINGS AND SPREAD WIDTH” for details. 6. Push spreader at a normal walking speed 2 1/2 m.p.h. (18 feet in 5 seconds). Apply header strips around area to be treated. Space trips across the area as shown. Keep material off flower beds, sidewalks, etc. 7. When transporting spreader, make sure that it is in the “OFF” position. Make sure handle lever is locked using the hitch pin through the hole in lever. 8. Empty spreader after each use. Return leftover material to its original container. PATTERN ADJUSTMENT Normal spreading of materials requires no adjustment (factory setting “A”) unless stated on the package. In those cases where the spread pattern has shifted, the pattern can be adjusted left and right by loosening the two knobs on the discharge chute and moving the chute closer or farther away from the impeller. Settings of “A, B, and C” are provided as reference. Discharge Chute Settings Discharge Chute Knob Knob Impeller HOW TO DETERMINE SPREADER SETTINGS AND SPREAD WIDTH Two major factors should be considered when determining correct spreader settings of any product: 1. The product application rate, or the amount of material applied per 1,000 square feet. 2. The effective pattern width, or the actual width in which material is applied. Label settings are a guide and can be affected by numerous factors. EFFECTIVE PATTERN WIDTH A simple visual pattern test can be made by operating the spreader over a non-turf area and evaluating the pattern. A more accurate method is to place a row of common, disposable, aluminum cake pans approximately 1 foot on centers. Set the rate plate at a middle setting and make 3 or 4 passes in the same direction as shown. Pour the material collected from each pan into individual bottles of the same size. Set them side by side in order, and visually inspect their volume. If the pattern is not centered (example: volume in bottle #2 left not equal to bottle #2 right), adjust the discharge chute up or down as described in “PATTERN ADJUSTMENT” section. Once the pattern is uniform, the effective pattern width can be determined. The effective pattern width is the distance out from the spreader to a point where the amount of material is 1/2 the average amount in the center pans. This distance is multiplied by 2 to achieve the total effective pattern width. APPLICATION RATE EXAMPLE: Product weight: 25 lbs. sq. ft. coverage: 5,000 sq. ft. 2500 lbs. - 5,000 sq. ft. = .5 lbs. / 100 sq. ft. Knowing the effective pattern width (for example, 10 feet), measure a distance equal to 100 square feet (10’ x 10’ swath width). Determine the product coverage in pounds / 100 sq. ft. by taking the weight of the product and dividing it by the recommended square foot coverage (add two zeroes to the weight of the bag). Weigh out 15 to 20 lbs. of material and spread over the 100 sq. ft. area. Weigh remaining material left in hopper and adjust rate setting as required. Repeat test until application rate is correct. RATE SETTING CONVERSION The following provides approximate Meyer HOTSHOT HD settings for those units listed. Meyer HOTSHOT HD B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 4 — 4.5 5 5.5 6 9.5 10 11 12 13 14 15 — Setting Prizelawn® BF l / BF l ss Setting Prizelawn® CBR II — 2 — 2.5 — 3 3.5 — 6.5 7 8 Setting Lesco #029600 Setting — B C D — E F — G H I — J K L — M N O — P Q R — S Scotts R8A/SR-1 Setting D E F H J K M N O P Q R S T U — V W — X Y Z Earthway 2200/2400 Setting 5 — — — 10 — — — — 15 — — — — 20 — — — — 25 — — — — 30 — 3 — — — 4 — — — — 6 — — — — 8 — — — — — 10 — — — 2 3 3.5 — 4.5 5 5.5 6 — 6.5 — 7 — 7.5 — Spyker 76/78-2 Setting G I L 5 7 9 Scotts SPEEDY GREEN — — 8 — 8.5 — 9 The following provides approximate Meyer HOTSHOT HD settings when only the product weight, square foot coverage, and visual inspection of the material is available. FERTILIZER PARTICLE SIZE BAG RATE Pounds of fertilizer used per 1,000 sq. ft. of coverage 5 10 15 5 10 15 1 2 3 5 10 15 5 10 15 Large, heavy particles Medium- mixed particles Small particles (nitrogen) Mixed size particles -some fines Light weight particles APPROX. SETTING SPREAD WIDTH (IN FEET) M O Q L N O G J L M O P J L O 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 4 To 6 The conversions should be used as guidelines for establishing proper rate settings for the particular product being applied. Steps for obtaining the most accurate settings are outlined in the “How to Determine Spreader Settings and Spread Width” section of this manual. These settings are approximate and may vary due to physical characteristics of the product. Walking speed, wear, condition of the turf and humidity, may cause actual rate setting to deviate. No expressed nor implied warranty or guarantee is provided as to coverage or uniformity indicated by these rate settings. MAINTENANCE 1. Never store unused material in spreader. Return unused product to its original container. Oil Bearing In Hopper 2. Wash spreader thoroughly after each use and dry completely in sun or heated area. 3. Grease axle bearings in frame. Oil the impeller shaft bearing in hopper, pivot points on the shut-off plate and the spring in the housing behind the rate plate. 4. Remove gear cover and wash gears thoroughly. Oil all bearing areas and face of gear teeth. Lubricate gear teeth with dry graphite. Re-install gear cover. Grease 5. Gear mesh should be checked on a regular basis Axle Collar during high use periods. Clearance between the axle gear and pinion gear should be minimal but not tight. If adjustment is necessary, loosen axle collar set screw and hold gears together. Slide axle collar against the gear support and tighten axle collar set screw. Spin drive wheel. Gears should run freely and smoothly. 6. Impeller surface should be cleaned periodically to remove build-up of product. Build-up can cause the spread pattern to change. 7. Tire pressure should be 20-25 PSI. Oil Oil CALIBRATION INSTRUCTIONS The Meyer HOTSHOT HD was factory calibrated, however, calibration should be checked occasionally to assure optimum performance. 1. Pull the on/off lever to the “OFF” position. 3. Loosen the rate control knob and slide the rate Set the rate control plate to setting “B”. plate until the port is just opening. Loosen pointer screw and move pointer until it aligns with “B” on the rate plate. Retighten pointer screw. Pointer Pointer Screw VIEW IS INSIDE OF HOPPER Rate Control Plate Rate Control Knob 2. Flip on/off control lever to the “ON” position. Check the port opening. It should be just open. If adjustment is necessary, continue to step #3. Port is just open WARRANTY Meyer Products warrants to Purchaser the following: Meyer Products, Inc., warrants to the original purchaser for a period of one year from the date of purchase of Meyer® and Diamond® brand spreader products that they will be free from defects in materials or workmanship, with the exceptions stated below. No person is authorized to change this warranty or to create any additional warranty on Meyer®/Diamond® products. Meyer Products will repair any product that proves to be defective in materials or workmanship. In the event repair is not possible or practical (as determined by Meyer Products in its sole discretion), Meyer Products will either replace the product with a new product of similar model and price, or refund the full purchase price, as determined by Meyer Products. Customer must keep the complete spreader system serviced/maintained as recommended by Meyer Products. This warranty does not cover: • Problems caused by failure to follow the product instructions, or failure to maintain the product as described in the Operator’s Manual; • Damage resulting from rust, corrosion • Damage caused by usage that is not in accordance with product instructions (use of the spreader for any purpose other than spreading approved material is considered misuse and abuse); • Any spreader, or any part, component, or assembly thereof, which has been modified or altered; • Problems caused by using accessories, parts, or components not supplied by Meyer Products; • Cost of tax, freight, transportation or storage charges, environmental charges, solvents, sealants, lubricants or any other normal shop supplies. • Problems caused by collision, fire, theft, vandalism, riot, explosion, lightning, earthquake, windstorm, hail, water, flood, or any other Acts of God; • Liability for damage to property, or injury to, or death of any person arising out of the operation, maintenance or use of the covered product; • Products with missing or altered serial numbers; How To Get Service: • It is the responsibility of the original purchaser to establish the warranty period by verifying the original delivery date. A bill of sale, cancelled check or some other appropriate payment record may be kept for that purpose. It is recommended, but not required, that the consumer verify the original delivery date by immediately returning the attached Warranty Registration Card. How State Law Applies: This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Parts List For Model 38110 22 26 2 3 23 27 4 25 5 32 31 24 21 30 20 17 13 10 34 4 28 35 29 14 9 1 33 16 18 1 12 11 15 8 19 6 PART OF OUR SERVICE IS PROVIDING REPLACEMENT PARTS. Parts may be obtained through your local distributor. Be sure to give: 1. SPREADER MODEL NUMBER 2. SPREADER NAME 3. PART NUMBER 4. NAME OF PART AS SHOWN Key Description 1 1A 2 3 4A 4B 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Hopper Assembly Hopper* Discharge Chute* w/4A & 4B Discharge Chute Knob (2)* Shutoff Plate Guide-RH.* Shutoff Plate Guide-LH.* Shutoff Plate* Handle Lever Ass’y w/ Chain Handle Grip (2) Upper Handle Control Tube Screen Clips (2) Hopper Screen Handle Brace Rate Plate* Rate Control Knob* Pointer* Spring Housing Assembly* Impeller Shaft Bearing* 7 IF YOUR LOCAL DISTRIBUTOR CANNOT SUPPLY PARTS, CONTACT: Meyer Products, Inc. 18513 Euclid Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44112 216-486-1313 www.meyerproducts.com Part No. PSB15474 PSB15476 PSB15477 PSB14001 PSB15477 PSB15477 PSB13353 PSB14047 PSB14870 PSB14907 PSB14916 PSB14022 PSB14603 PSB 15188 PSB15481 PSB12704 PSB12708 PSB12702-2 PSB14312-1 Key Description 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Drive Wheel Leg Impeller Shaft Pinion Gear Axle Gear Gear Cover (2) Gear Cover Clamps (3) Gear Support Axle Collar w/ Set Scr. Axle Axle Bearing (4) Frame Assembly Impeller Free Wheel Agitator Deflector Shield Fastener Package Hopper Cover Hopper label (Not Shown) *Parts included in hopper assembly Meyer Spreaders are protected by one or more of the following patents: 6698997, CA 2,415,540 C, 7588195, 8448882, 8505837, 8523086, 8657208, 6186731, 6,793,154 B2, 6722590, 6715703, 6978952, 6932287, 8505838, 8827002, 5842649, CA 2,435,106 C, 6364598. Part No. PSB15488 PSB15189 PSB15036 PSB14833 PSB15027 PSB15483 PSB14868 PSB15028 PSB14063 PSB15037 PSB14933 PSB15484 PSB15459 PSB15487 PSB14510 PSB15464 PSB15035-1 PSB14606-1 PSB15493 © 2004 Meyer Products, Inc.