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Old 01-10-2000, 06:12 AM
SLSNursery SLSNursery is offline
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I have some experience with Lesco equipment and materials. I have some sprayers, spreaders, and a Lesco Renovator, and have used mowers and their aerator. I am less than impressed. As Lazer mentioned, they are copycats not innovators. In fact, we have to find innovative ways to keep the seed hopper on our Renovator. Lesco Stores sell the equipment, but have no real professionals on staff to service the stuff. They usually send it down to some mechanic in the area to figure out. <p>They sell a lot of fertilizer and chemicals, and have a pretty good place in the market. I know and like their people who I am familiar with. However their corporate offices are becoming pretty aggressive, and buying fertilizer plants, removing the local blenders from the marketplace, therefore driving prices up for comparable product.<p>These statements are not speculation on my part. Our business built a big drive through building and set up a nursery to sell landscaping products and services to landscapers. In one respect, we essentially compete with Lesco, even though they are a few towns away. However we don't sell equipment, because we aren't equipped to service it correctly. <p>In conclusion, I often suggest to others that support of a local dealer for products from trimmers, mowers, fertilizers, etc. is a good way to do business. I am not knocking Lesco, just saying to buy from an independent local dealer when possible. You will probably be more satisfied, and receive higher quality service.<p><p>----------<br>Phil Grande - Soundview Landscape Supply - http://members.aol.com/slsnursery<br>Ivy League Landscaping - http://members.aol.com/scagrider
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