Junk Lesco Nozzles

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by sprayboy, May 13, 2014.

  1. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 889

    Over the last couple years the Lesco nozzles for the chemlawn gun are nothing but junk.

    If they aren't cracked between the holes when you get them all you have to do is touch the damn thing on the end and it cracks.

    The pattern sucks.

    Am lucky to get 1 good one out of 3 ordered.

    They are made so thin that a higher pressure would probably blow the whole end out of it.

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Yep. Lesco bought the rights to the Chemlawn gun. John Deere of course bought out Lesco and started having the tips made as cheaply as possible in China(The price never went down though). They got the curvature of the spray surface wrong with the mold. That's why the pattern sucks. A couple of years ago, I started ordering them from Westheffer(I believe the tips they sell are still American made)...Problem solved
     
  3. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 889

    Ted,
    That is where I get mine from.
     
  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,539

    Hmmm... well, I can't explain then. I was having trouble with the ones I bought from the Lesco/JDL branch and someone told me about getting them from Westheffer. I made a couple of orders with them at the time(2 yrs ago or so and I ended up with 8 or 10 of them brand new in a parts drawer I have for spray guns. I haven't purchased any for a while now... because these actually last.

    I've got 3 of them I can let go, new in the bag, guaranteed quality, today and today only, yours for the low, low price of $45 each. :laugh:

    Just kidding.

    I guess I'll be screwed when I run out...
     
  5. jad004

    jad004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 282

    I use the GNC Industry tips. They have a metal insert in them for the pattern. I go through more guns than tips. www.gnci.org
     
  6. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 889

    Ya, you better hang on to them.

    You got lucky then and have the good ones.
     
  7. sprayboy

    sprayboy LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 889

    Got my order in a couple days ago, should be here today, maybe.
     

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