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Old 04-18-2011, 10:56 PM
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yes I open bid at 10 thinking it would go 200+ couldnt belive it 10 won it even if I dont use it can resell and make good profit
You were the only one there who knew its value. The average Joe thinks every spreader is the same.
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:00 PM
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You were the only one there who knew its value. The average Joe thinks every spreader is the same.
It was a Lawn mower auction was good deals but lot was junk Went to buy a snow plow came home with push speader plow went for new money
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:03 PM
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It's not anything it did or didn't do really. It's that it's bulky and heavy and the handlebars are a little tall for me (I'm 5'9) and the handles are set at the wrong angle.
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I'm not sure if you know this or not but I figured it may help. The newer 80# spreaders have two setting for the handles. One setting is higher, toward your chest and the other setting is lower, toward your waist. If you look at the two bolts on each side of the spreader where the lower part of the handle is attached to the spreader, you should be able to remove the lower bolt on each side and pivot the spreader handle to line up with the other set of bolt holes before reattaching the bolts themselves. If you didn't know this, hopefully it helps. If you did know it, please disregard!

EDIT: If you do readjust the handle, you will need to recalibrate the spreader with the nuts on the open/close rod.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:19 AM
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With all the advances in this trade over the last decade, you would think that someone would have come out with an awesome new push spreader. I just purchased a trek bicycle (OUCH), this high tech aluminum has an amazing weight to strength ratio!
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:53 PM
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It's not anything it did or didn't do really. It's that it's bulky and heavy and the handlebars are a little tall for me (I'm 5'9) and the handles are set at the wrong angle. You have to understand, I have 2 working spreaders. One is an 18 yr old 80# big wheel Lesco,(I love it) the other is this newer "ergonomic" version Commercial plus or something like that. Its the one I don't really care for. I need something lighter weight, easier to handle and I need it to hold about 30 pounds max. If I need more than that, the Z-spray will handle it.
I'm with you on the height issue ...I'm 5'5 and it's like a 8 year old pushing a lawn mower ...
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:44 PM
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Just finishing up round 1 & the small spreaders is by far the way to go!!! Anyone who would like to own a couple of 1st generation lesco high wheel, 80# SS spreaders should send me a pm!
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Old 05-13-2011, 10:04 PM
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Hey Hissing,
how much do the two spreaders weigh?

The small 50 pounds spreader is painted metal /plastic hopper not stainless steel--right? Inflatable tires? Adjustable spread pattern? 3 hole design?
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:39 PM
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Good question. I wish I could answer it right now. I'll have to check our computer at work to see what they actually weigh. I know they're a lot lighter than the Stainless Steel 80 pounders. Yes, they have inflatable tires (smaller units), 3 hole design, non adjustable spread pattern. The gear set is a 4:1 ratio instead of the 5:1 ratio of the larger 80 pounders. I'll try to remember to look up the weight on Monday and post back here. Oh, the manual deflector kits can mount on these and the hopper covers are available as well.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:34 PM
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O.K. I checked our computer at work and in the description, there's no weight listed. So, I pulled down a pallet of un-built spreaders to see what the side of the box would have listed. Unfortunately, I don't have any of these 50 pounders in un-built condition. I did see that the 80 pound spreaders weigh 19 lbs. each. I would imagine that the smaller, 50 pound spreaders would weigh around 14-15 lbs. each but I won't know for sure until my next batch comes in and I can check the box.
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:31 PM
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I have one of the 50 lb spreaders, bought it being cheap but seems to work great.
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