Best push broadcast spreader

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

  1. booboy

    booboy LawnSite Member
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    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
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    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.
    -Jay
     
  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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