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Old 03-24-2013, 02:27 PM
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Spreader question

I'm new to the forum and have been reading for the past week but have been unable to find a good answer to my questions. I'm looking to purchase a good spreader in the range of 80-120 lbs. I really like the spyker models but wonder how much of an advantage the stainless steel hopper units offer over the poly hopper units. I'm specifically looking at models s60-8020, s60-9020, and s60-12020.

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Old 03-24-2013, 10:56 PM
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Wow, what a great community here. Not one single comment. No advice. No one has even told me whether or not to post in a different forum.
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:25 PM
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SS cost more vs Poly Poly lighter vs SS
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Old 03-24-2013, 11:35 PM
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We use the Lesco 80 lb hopper spreaders. We do because replacement parts are readily available . Whatever you purchase make sure you can service it and have parts availability.
Hope this helps in your decision making.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:01 AM
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Thanks so very much for the info
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:54 AM
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Groundpounder, we have lesco spreaders and a spyker on our lt rich, the lesco ones are nice but we do have some trouble with the 3rd hole plugging sometimes, but over all great spreader. Our spyker we like it alot, if we were to buy another one it would be spyker brand (one big opening for the fert, it never plugs).
As for as stainless over poly, I dont think there is a difference as far as function and I doubt on would wear out faster than the other... Like other have posted choose what ever you can get parts for easily.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:43 PM
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Give me a call and I can get your pricing on Spyker as well as Earthway.

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Old 03-25-2013, 06:50 PM
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LESCO sucks. Earthway sucks just as bad. The only "commercial grade" spreader worth a sh$t would be the Spyker 80 pounder/SS. My 2 cents.
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:50 PM
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LESCO sucks. Earthway sucks just as bad. The only "commercial grade" spreader worth a sh$t would be the Spyker 80 pounder/SS. My 2 cents.
LOL...... Very informative.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:10 PM
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Its a bit of a drive, but I have a nice Scotts (Anderson's) 80 pound professional model for sale, stainless steel, fiberglass hopper. I want about 25 percent of new price

I don't recommend the stainless steel hopper--too heavy. You want a spreader that weighs 43 pounds or less.
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