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kawasaki guy
10-21-2012, 03:16 PM
Lesco, or Earthway?

10-21-2012, 04:02 PM
We like the lesco.
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kawasaki guy
10-21-2012, 04:06 PM
We like the lesco.
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thank's for your input!

10-21-2012, 04:17 PM
I like my earthway spreader

10-21-2012, 04:38 PM
I know you didnt ask about, but I like my Prize Lawn.

kawasaki guy
10-21-2012, 04:43 PM
I know you didnt ask about, but I like my Prize Lawn.

thanks for your input!

kawasaki guy
10-21-2012, 04:46 PM
I like my earthway spreader



10-21-2012, 04:48 PM
I like lesco. They hold up well and are easy to get parts for. If something ever breaks, we just go up to JDL and grab the part. Nobody else in our area stocks parts for spreaders.

A1 Outdoor Services
10-21-2012, 04:52 PM
I have an agrifab I really like. It's put together really well. Lesco is better though. I just haven't ponied up the $ for one yet

10-21-2012, 08:29 PM
I like my earthway

10-21-2012, 09:22 PM
My Scotts spreader is da bomb.

10-21-2012, 10:12 PM
i've never used anything besides a lesco spreader since the 90's.. i have never had any problems with them.

10-21-2012, 11:15 PM
Very pleased with my Earthway. I fertz 2x per year and it is very smooth, efficient, light weight and easy to handle. Great unit!

Richard Martin
10-22-2012, 08:14 AM
Lesco is the highest quality but with that heavy duty construction comes weight. They are easily heavier than anything that Earthway sells. That said...

I've been using the same Earthway 2050 for over 10 years. I don't do a whole lot of lawns but it has held up well. Lesser brands like Scotts Easy Green would have rusted away by now.

kawasaki guy
10-22-2012, 08:29 AM
Thanks for al of the input guys!


LHS Lawns
10-22-2012, 10:30 AM
Without a doubt Lesco is the best I've ever had. It cost more but it's well worth the money. Greaseable axles and the stainless steel frame are what sold me.

They threw in a cover when I bought mine.

Its gonna last me a long time.

10-22-2012, 09:30 PM
I have 3 Lesco stainless spreaders. Started using them in 2005 they last forever and parts are easy to find.

Scott's Lawn Maintenance
10-22-2012, 11:53 PM
Lesco stainless steel 80 lb capacity , add in the deflector and third hole remote this should last you a long time.
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10-23-2012, 12:14 AM
I has the ...


I don't know if it's the best, but I am happy with it.
The 100 lb. hopper allows for TWO bags to go in at once, less trips back and forth to the bag pile.
Although honestly speaking it only seems to work that way with 40 lb. bags

Turf Dawg
10-23-2012, 09:16 AM
The Lesco/Cub Cadet/MTD Pro is a pretty good spreader but if you want one that will blow that away get one of these http://www.andersonsgolfproducts.com/PDF/Products/APT8091-3_spec.pdf

The Lesco is know for spreading heavy to the right, so you have to adjust the third hole. With the Andersons you just have to turn the cone to match the product.

kawasaki guy
10-30-2012, 06:04 PM
keep posting!!

10-30-2012, 08:13 PM
to those of you with earth ways how hard is it to replace to agitator and where do you get parts

Richard Martin
10-30-2012, 09:36 PM
I have a 2150, not a 2050. The agitator is extremely easy to replace. You simply pull the old one out and slide the new one in. It's just a "hairpin" clip.

10-30-2012, 11:02 PM
Yea i figured that out haha so much for no dumb questions. Didn't get a good chance to look at it after the homeowner gave it to me had to go straight to my part time job. Thanks for the help though.