View Full Version : Lesco Lawn Renovators

09-18-2005, 10:06 PM
I am interested in buying a Lesco Renovator. How does it compare to a Blue Bird? Are they worth the $2000.00 cost? Do they deliver a good job?

Thanks for any input!

Terra Landscaping

09-18-2005, 10:18 PM
lesco 20 renovator has made over 2k in 1 day and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend it

6'7 330
09-18-2005, 10:23 PM
It's a very good seeder,and the 2k is a lot cheaper then the ryan matteway,which is a ***** to operate lol .

09-18-2005, 10:49 PM
Last I checked they were $2999 for the Lesco. Is the $2000 price correct?

09-18-2005, 10:59 PM
They are 2999,if the sale is still on with tax.The normal price is like 3299.

Green Pastures
09-18-2005, 11:00 PM
What about the Classen model? Isn't that who makes the renevators for Lesco?


09-18-2005, 11:05 PM
More and likely they copy ;) cat.

09-18-2005, 11:10 PM
What about the Classen model? Isn't that who makes the renevators for Lesco?


Don't really know for sure but they don't look a like

09-19-2005, 04:02 PM
The Lesco Renovator is made by Lesco or one of it's subs. Lesco has been making this seeder for years.

the Classen unit was made by Classen Mfg. in Norfolk, Ne but has been sold to Shiller Piffer, back east.

The Classen compares closely to the Bluebird as they are both dethatchers that have had seeder boxes added to them. The tines pull the units along. Both units have small narrow wheels that do not work well on rough turf such as thin fescue

The Lesco is a true seeder and is wheel driven with larger pneumatic tires. this accounts for the much higher price.

Turfco makes one like the Lesco with big wheels but is driven by the tines like the classen and bluebird. Also is was designed to be a seeder from the start.

The 2000 price on the Lesco seems low from what I have seen.


Green Pastures
09-20-2005, 02:26 AM
The tines pull the units along.

Sure bout that? Seems to me I remember the back wheels pushing the unit along.....

The self-propelled model TSS-20 turf seeder from Classen Manufacturing, Norfolk, Neb., has a hydrostatic drive system that allows the unit to operate both forward and backward at up to 3.4 mph for more consistent seed placement.

09-21-2005, 10:30 PM
just bought a renovator the other day for some renovation work i had to do yesterday and today. $2999+tax is the official price from lesco right now. I like it, just wish it was a little faster to operate (2mph is a little slow)