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Old 02-29-2012, 01:46 PM
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New SS fert. spreader

We're looking at purchasing a new fert. spreader this year. The majority of our lawns range in size from 1/4 acre to 1/2 acre properties, w/ some townhomes & a couple slightly larger lots. For 1/4 - 1/2 acre properties, what's the best SS push fert. spreader on the market?
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:00 AM
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btt anyone?
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Old 03-17-2012, 05:40 AM
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The standard among the industry is the 80lb SS with pneumatic tires from Lesco (Now John Deere Landscaping). The other spreader used commonly is the Spyker.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:42 AM
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I have had Eartway and the Lesco. I now have a Andersons and love it. There is no way I would ever go back to a Lesco spreader after using it.
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Old 03-17-2012, 11:08 AM
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You need stainless steel. Andersons with the Helical cone pattern adjustment is excellent, I have one. However, it is a bit heavy, around 42 pounds; the Lesco (Deere) is about the same weight. (With one bag=92 pounds, with full 80 lbs=122 pounds to push).
Earthway offers similar spreaders, but also offer a stainless steel 50 pound capacity that only weighs 28 pounds. You seldom need to add more than one bag at a time. Their gears are beeffier--five year guarantee. Pattern adjustment is easy.

In either case, my opinion is that you should add a handle on the left side to make loading whatever spread you use into your truck easier.

And I always replace the standard rubber grips with heavy duty comfortable motocross or BMX grips.

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Old 03-17-2012, 05:46 PM
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Thanks guys, which models do you recommend?
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:27 PM
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I'm all liquid and just use the Lesco for Lime and loan to my buddies.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:05 PM
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The top one [URL="http://http://www.andersonsgolfproducts.com/spreaders.asp"]http://http://www.andersonsgolfproducts.com/spreaders.asp[/URL


Do not let the sticky shock get to you. The easy to adjust spread pattern and the non clogging is worth the little extra over the Lesco
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:08 PM
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let me try this again http://http://www.andersonsgolfprodu.../spreaders.asp
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