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Old 11-15-2007, 05:47 PM
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Spyker Super 288 spreaders vs others

Just wondering if anyone else has tried 'em and switched over from other spreaders.

Spread pattern. Deflector shield. Prompt service. Breakdowns. Etc.

rscvp, Thanks.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:25 PM
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I wish permagreen would use the same hopper and deflector as L.T Rich does.
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Old 11-15-2007, 07:45 PM
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the hopper on my z-spray jr works great no streaking problems at all
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Old 11-15-2007, 09:15 PM
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i have used lesco's from day one, i know their issues, but its nice to have a stop-n-go(lesco) to get parts on the go!
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:05 AM
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I wish permagreen would use the same hopper and deflector as L.T Rich does.
Why's that? I like almost everything about the Zspray but the deflector is not its best asset. It's almost impossible to reach while moving and takes more effort than a Lesco style deflector to engage. It needs a remot handle closer to the operator.
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Old 11-16-2007, 02:37 PM
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spreaders

I recently looked at an Earthway spreader. Hopper had three holes. Not my first choice--BUT--it had nice convenient plastic hole shutoff/adjustment slides on both the left and right sides. How come Lesco cannot do that? In fact I would prefer a left/right dispersal pattern adjustment that could be adjusted on the fly from the handlebars. Edger deflector should be controlled from handlebar for use on the fly, also.
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Old 11-16-2007, 05:35 PM
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Good ideas. The LESCO deflector shield is on the right-hand side, and the Spyker is on the left. So it's confusing if you use both brands during the same week. I think it would be fairly simple for Spyker to have deflector shilds on both sides of the spreader so one has options. One nice thing about Spykers is you can bend the deflector a little so you can run the spreader on the grass and still apply all the way to the curb.

Personally, I can't say enough about how well Spyker has treated us. I'm planning to switch out more spreaders for next year and go with the new Spyker Super 288's.

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I recently looked at an Earthway spreader. Hopper had three holes. Not my first choice--BUT--it had nice convenient plastic hole shutoff/adjustment slides on both the left and right sides. How come Lesco cannot do that? In fact I would prefer a left/right dispersal pattern adjustment that could be adjusted on the fly from the handlebars. Edger deflector should be controlled from handlebar for use on the fly, also.
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Old 11-16-2007, 06:57 PM
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Why's that? I like almost everything about the Zspray but the deflector is not its best asset. It's almost impossible to reach while moving and takes more effort than a Lesco style deflector to engage. It needs a remot handle closer to the operator.
Basicly, i like that it's on the left side. I'm still not used to going counter clockwise.
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:01 PM
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Scotts spreader

Aaack! I hate rust! I just took apart my old time Scotts model R8A. Stainless steel except---I need to replace 4 plain steel rusty wheel bearings every winter. $3.50 each. I am looking for nylon axle bushings to replace the bearings that rust.

Also just had to derust and repaint the rate regulator parts--not stainless steel--painted black--before rust attacked them. And the numbers faded out. Got to redo the numbers on the rate plate.

I should point out that I installed two handles on the left side of the hopper. For lifting onto pickup. Much easier. Photos soon.

Here is Earthway spreader link if anyone is interested
http://www.earthway.com/
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Old 11-18-2007, 02:30 PM
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Earthway impellors rotate clockwise. So deflector is on the left.

Anderson (and Scotts) and Lesco rotate counter clockwise--edge deflector is on the right.
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