Good wb fertilizer/ material spreader

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by jay, Feb 27, 2001.

  1. jay

    jay LawnSite Member
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    Anyone know of a good wb spreader for under $300. I just need it for properties that are smaller than a half acre.
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    A good Lesco spreader is around $300. Then just by Lesco fertilizer and every thing will already be calibrated. Follow the directions on the bag. No guessing.
     
  3. jay

    jay LawnSite Member
    Posts: 133

    I don't know of a place where I can get a lesco spreader in my area? Do you know a site I can go to or do you know if they carry them at home depot?
     
  4. Mowman

    Mowman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 553

    Jay,
    I bought a Scott's Pro-Roatery Spreader at Lowes Home Store last year for $139.00. It has a 125# hopper and air filled tires. It pushes very easy even when fully loaded. I looked at alot of other spreaders and for the money this was the one I purchased. I can say do not buy one with plastic wheels, they will push like a ROCK. Been there done that.
    Good Luck,
    Mowman
     
  5. mmorgan

    mmorgan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 51

    I have an earthway 24ss. Pnumatic tires, and yes a stainless steel frame. You can clean your spreader everyday for the rest of your life and it will still rust. Spend the extra and get a stainless steel frame spreader. Definately get pnumatic tires. It has a 100 lb capacity and that is plenty of weight to push. It cost over $300, but in the long run it will be cheaper. It is also very accurate. don't overlook accuracy.
     
  6. Southern Lawns

    Southern Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 259

    Look into Agri/Fab 100
    About $140.00
    Has been great thus far.
     
  7. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Posts: 173

    Lesco has service centers in California.

    Anaheim: 714-935-0082

    Palm Desert 760-341-3221

    San Jose: 408-436-1745

    If you act by the end of day March 31, Lesco Stainless Steel
    Spreader for $299 and free deflector kit and hopper cover.
     
  8. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,622

    I agree SS is the only way to go.
     
  9. Gr grass n Hi tides

    Gr grass n Hi tides LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    My Lesco spreader with deflector kit works great. I paid $300 for mine. Very rugged, I'm sure I'll have it years down the road.

    The deflector lets you outline (walk the perimeter) of the property first, placing your application right on the stress areas near streets & sidewalks where it's hot and there's line trimming/edging. Very easy to use, too.

    Like bob said, calibrations are right on the product, plus the Lesco guys are very knowledgeable if you have any questions.
     
  10. spyker spreader
     

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