Fertilizer Spreader Transport Bracket

Bracket measures 40 inches by 30 inches with the lock pin hole of ball mount to front cross bar 18½ inches. Materials used are 1½-inch by 1½-inch by 1/8-inch square tubing, 1½-inch by 1½-inch by 3/16-inch angle iron and 1½-inch by ½-inch by 1/8-inch formed channel steel. The Andersons Model 2000 Rotary Spreader’s wheels fit nicely in-between the square tubing. The spreader’s rear bracket “foot” slides into the angle iron to further secure it in place. No bungee cords or ropes are needed during transport, as the weight of the spreader holds it firmly in place. A Class 2 Receiver Hitch measuring 1¼ inches by 1¼ inches is mounted to the rear of the 2015 John Deere TX 4x2 Turf Vehicle. Materials in bulk cost about $175 and the first one took about 16 hours to design, build and paint. Peter B. Rumery, equipment manager, Zachary Tyson, master technician, and Brendan Parkhurst, superintendent, at the Cape Arundel Golf Club in Kennebunkport, Maine, are really good at what they do. Bruce Hepner is the club’s restoration architect.

Decorative Club Logo


Bailey Smith, assistant superintendent, at the Spanish Peaks Mountain Club in Big Sky, Montana, manages the club logos placed on the course. The template is made of a durable, foldable 8-millimeter UV stable plastic material measuring 17 feet long by 9½ feet tall. It was made by US Specialty Coatings and it took two to four weeks to manufacture deliver. The initial painting takes about eight or nine cans of 18-ounce US Specialty Coatings water-based eco stripe turf marking paint ($36.95 for a case of 12 cans) by painting all the dots and then connecting them to make it solid. It is refreshed every one or two weeks using three to five cans of paint. Four cases of paint are ordered for each summer. Ryan Blechta is the senior director, grounds and mountain operations. Tom Weiskopf and Phil Smith designed the course.


Terry Buchen, CGCS, MG, is president of Golf Agronomy International. He’s a 51-year, life member of the GCSAA. He can be reached at 757-561-7777 or terrybuchen@earthlink.net.