Earth & Turf Products introduced the first-ever stand-on topdresser – the 415 SP. Though there are a variety of uses, this unit targets compost and sand spreading to manage soil health. During recent years, Earth & Turf customers asked for a stand-on version – one that can cover ground faster than walking, that doesn’t require a towing vehicle, and spreads evenly. For two years, the Earth & Turf engineering team sought out the ideal spreader system and came up with the 415 SP.
This unit is self-propelled, with a stand-on plate on the back. It has a four-wheel hydrostatic drive system, which means you have a motor on each wheel, allowing for four wheels to drive if need be. The spreader boasts a 15-cubic-foot hopper that can be heaped to one yard of light material and spreads 48 inches wide at a top speed of 7 mph. The expeller brush spins fast enough to propel material into the grass canopy ahead of you, while stiff bristles regulate the spread.