Best push broadcast spreader

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by booboy, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. booboy

    booboy LawnSite Member
    Posts: 74

    I bought a home depot scotts special and it didnt last the day. I want to buy something comercial grade that is affordable. It does not have to be huge. I want it to last a few years at least. Any recommendations. Thanks in advance for your feedback
  2. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 551

    I would highly recommend Anderson, good quality, durable, and most importantly uniform broadcasts and easily calibrated. They go for around $300 i believe
  3. green acres lawns

    green acres lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 362

    Shindawia makes a nice one. I have a Scotts that all stainless steel. Haven't see any more like it except maybe on trugreen trucks.
  4. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,988

    I've done a search for this before, and the Lesco spreader gets a lot of compliments as well.
  5. AFD

    AFD LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Earthway over 5 years old. The main thing is cleaning after using.
  6. DuraCutter

    DuraCutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 806

    If you have a John Deere dealer near you, go there and you'll see 2 models. One is push behind for a person, the other is pull behind with a tractor of any size. I like the tire size on the push behind. About $300 or so and looks like it'll last a long time and prolly good to spread anything including rockchip in winter.. I'm definitely buying 2 or 3 in the fall just before winter.

    The pull behind would be great for parking lots if you have a small tractor, or great for doing fert in summer.

  7. lawntimenosee

    lawntimenosee LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 260

    :clapping: Earthway products work for me
  8. J&R Landscaping

    J&R Landscaping LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,096

    Another satisfied Earthway user here!
  9. Shades of Green LService

    Shades of Green LService LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,011

    Love my earthway, Nice spread pattern( 1/3, 1/3, 1/3) adjustable on both sides and larger hopper than most competitors. Just make sure its stainless and lubricate all parts that move and you'll be right as rain.
  10. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,873

    What ever you get make sure it has a stainless steel frame. I have had lesco spreaders last over 20 yrs and still be able to sell them on ebay for over $150!

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