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Firefighter337
02-21-2009, 12:12 AM
http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay_10551_10001_36667_-1______14414|14450|14452|36667?listingPage=true&Special=false

I am looking to use this for my own lawn. Maybe when I become certified, I can go ahead and get a big dog like a spyker or a lesco brand.

Any one have a experience with this thing?

They also have a 75# version, but in person. It appears the 100# one is a night and day difference in build quality.

The link is a reference for pictures. Not an advertisement. Thanks.

LushGreenLawn
02-21-2009, 09:18 AM
I had one. If its sitting next to a lesco spreader, it looks like junk.

It did do the job for me for my first season in business though (15 accounts)

After that I bought the Lesco, but not because something happened to that one. I kept it as a backup until I got my PG.

Its a shame, I sent 6 months trying to find a friend who needed a good spreader, I ended up throwing it away because I could not find someone to take it.

rcreech
02-21-2009, 09:32 AM
If you even think you may put down some fert for customers....I would get the right one the first time!

It is a lot of money...but why not spend it right the first time instead of owning a spreader that isn't designed to be used but 2-3 times/year? Buy one that can be used all day every day and you are getting more for your money.

If you have the right equipment...you will get the work or will try harder to get it also.

REMEMBER...you don't have to be licensed to put down fertilizer, just fertilizer that contains pesticided (better check with you state, but pretty sure anyway)

That is just my opinion.

Grandview
02-21-2009, 10:31 AM
150.00 is too much. Take the 150.00, 200.00 and get a good one. That will be a waste of 150.00. 20 years experience. Good spreaders last and make jobs go faster. 2-3 times as fast.

cbtexas
02-21-2009, 11:44 PM
I bought this one last year. It has worked great for me. Still the same price I paid last year.

http://www.seedland.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Seedland&Product_Code=SPR-ER2170SU&Category_Code=ER-COMM

mngrassguy
02-22-2009, 01:35 AM
Fert will destroy that paint in a hurry. Pay a little more for stainless steel. That thing will look bad after 2 years.

Grandview
02-22-2009, 07:45 AM
I do not like the Earthway. It is very unforgiving, it does not spread the fertilizer as well as my Lecos did. I left stripes and skips with it. If you slowed the least bit the pattern collapses. Plus I got a year out of mine and the frame rusted through. That was with good care.

Runner
02-23-2009, 12:00 AM
I have the Scotts. It has worked well over the years, and lays down a consistent precise application every time, and I am able to knock out acreage. I bought it at Home Depot, and got a great deal on it. I paid about $40 at the time, I think.

Armadillolawncare
02-23-2009, 03:30 AM
$40.00!! wow thats the high end Scotts.