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Fertilizer Spreader

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by superbee, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. superbee

    superbee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    I am looking to buy a commercial grade fertilizer broadcast spreader for the upcoming season. Has anybody owned/used a Stryker brand spreader? Any feedback on quality, coverage consistency, etc? Thanks.
  2. J Hisch

    J Hisch LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 952

    Do you mean Spyker?
  3. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    I run two walk behinds, one is a Lesco and the other is a Shindawa.
    What is realy interesting is that the shiny uses the same calibration guide as the Lesco.
    And a big plus, the shiny pushes much, much easier.
  5. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,656

    If you want a good one that will out last you, check out a Scotts. We have one its 100lb cap, all stainless except for poly hopper, grease zerks, etc. About $500.
  6. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,648

    Never owned anything but a Lesco!
  7. superbee

    superbee LawnSite Member
    Posts: 79

    You're right - I'm looking at a Spyker not a Stryker. Thanks.
  8. gvpa20

    gvpa20 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 16

    I disagree with you about the Scotts spreader. I Managed a Scotts Branch Before I started my business and the Scotts spreader wasn't half the quality of a Lesco Commerical spreader.
  9. JohnGr

    JohnGr LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    We have used a Spyker when we first got it it worked great then at about the halfway point of the season started have problems with the cable that opens and closes the door for the fert. to comeout. We use Lesco brand spreader must more reliable with the rod than a cable.
  10. Lawnchoice

    Lawnchoice LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 781

    Lesco !!!

    You break it - you can get parts easily. Not sure about the other brands.

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