With an Ecolawn Compost Spreader, you can topdress lawns and apply bulk materials (such as sand, compost and soil mixes) to lawns, sports turf, under row of crops, hedges, and even grape vines. These durable top dressers make effortless 90° and 180° turns around obstacles while trimming along sidewalks and flower beds.
Top dressing and leveling are 2 very different things. Top dressing is no where near a sq. yard per 1000, not even a 1/4 of that. If you are leveling, I wouldn't worry about a top-dresser. But yes, it is a lot of work any way you look at it. I did 3500 sq. ft manually and it kicked me in the gonads. But I'm also not in great shape either.