best type of spreader for granular fertilizer.

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by shannonblocker, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. shannonblocker

    shannonblocker LawnSite Member
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    Need ur input before i buy. Thanks guys
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  2. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Main brands are Lesco, Andersons, and Earthway. Be sure you get stainless steel. Try to get a five year guarantee. If you plan to lift it onto your truck, try for one that weighs under 30 pounds.
     
  3. shannonblocker

    shannonblocker LawnSite Member
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    What about the backpack granular spreaders from rittenhouse
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  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. Alf1096

    Alf1096 LawnSite Member
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    I am also looking and have see spyker will have a look that the other ones mentioned also.
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  6. Turf Dawg

    Turf Dawg LawnSite Gold Member
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    I have owned the Lesco, Earthway and Andersons. In my personal opinion Andersons is by far the best. Never owned a Spyker though.
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  7. GreenI.A.

    GreenI.A. LawnSite Silver Member
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    For me the big thing comes down to availability or parts. There isn't anyone local who stocks a large assortment of parts for earthway or andersons. Atleast with a lesco if you ldamage the gear box you can grab another one the same day. Years ago when i got into fert I worked for Scotts, we used the andersons with the cone, those were the best I have ever used for a walk behind.
     
  8. Trueturf

    Trueturf LawnSite Member
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    Andersons hands down best spreader out there. Very pricey though.
     

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