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FIVE-0LAWNS
05-08-2006, 12:57 AM
Anyone have any recomendations for a good fertilizer spreader? I'll be using it on just a few lawns about five times a year. Will be spreading granular fertilizer. Thanks

Raven386
05-08-2006, 01:33 AM
i have a lesco spreader. very reliable, brodcasts very wide, holds 80+lbs, the only downside is price. but id recommend it if your not worried about $$$ i paid around $400...

Roger
05-08-2006, 07:23 AM
Another place to start:

http://www.amleo.com/index/help-desk/subcat.cgi?Cat=MA

FIVE-0LAWNS
05-08-2006, 08:07 AM
Thanks for the help. I'm looking to spend $100.00 at the absolute most. I only fertilize a few residential lawns as "favors" for my customers.

PMLAWN
05-08-2006, 01:51 PM
Thanks for the help. I'm looking to spend $100.00 at the absolute most. I only fertilize a few residential lawns as "favors" for my customers.

Not trying to be cruel but-- If you stopped doing "Favors" and stated charging for your services you could buy equipment that works and will last.
I use Even flow (I think that is what they are called) they are red, All Stainless and yes, around $400.

topsites
05-08-2006, 07:06 PM
Thanks for the help. I'm looking to spend $100.00 at the absolute most. I only fertilize a few residential lawns as "favors" for my customers.

The least expensive one you will find which is the one I own, is this one:
http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product2_6970_9054_9054

You will NOT find a better spreader for less money, you can look long and hard but everything cheaper is nothing but mickey mouse nonsense and oh yes, start raising your prices with your friends right away, I would say you need to charge at least double and you should see how they are suddenly no longer so interested in taking advantage of your services.

ed2hess
05-08-2006, 07:35 PM
Go to Home Depot and get the Scotts spreader all the lawn business in town are using them. We use the Scotts and we have a Lesco unit but it is overkill if you are doing a few yards. The scotts will last a long time if you clean it out and oil it and don't overload it.

ATVracer
05-08-2006, 09:53 PM
AgriFab makes a decent one for 70 bucks.

daveintoledo
05-08-2006, 10:36 PM
Not trying to be cruel but-- If you stopped doing "Favors" and stated charging for your services you could buy equipment that works and will last.
I use Even flow (I think that is what they are called) they are red, All Stainless and yes, around $400.

what else do you do for free