Lesco Lawn Renovators

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by edcolo, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. edcolo

    edcolo LawnSite Member
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    I am interested in buying a Lesco Renovator. How does it compare to a Blue Bird? Are they worth the $2000.00 cost? Do they deliver a good job?


    Thanks for any input!


    Ed
    Terra Landscaping
    NJ
     
  2. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    lesco 20 renovator has made over 2k in 1 day and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend it
     
  3. 6'7 330

    6'7 330 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It's a very good seeder,and the 2k is a lot cheaper then the ryan matteway,which is a ***** to operate lol .
     
  4. ITL

    ITL LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
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    Last I checked they were $2999 for the Lesco. Is the $2000 price correct?
     
  5. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    They are 2999,if the sale is still on with tax.The normal price is like 3299.
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    What about the Classen model? Isn't that who makes the renevators for Lesco?

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  7. TURF DOCTOR

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
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    More and likely they copy ;) cat.
     
  8. olderthandirt

    olderthandirt LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Don't really know for sure but they don't look a like
     
  9. turfcobob

    turfcobob LawnSite Senior Member
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    The Lesco Renovator is made by Lesco or one of it's subs. Lesco has been making this seeder for years.

    the Classen unit was made by Classen Mfg. in Norfolk, Ne but has been sold to Shiller Piffer, back east.

    The Classen compares closely to the Bluebird as they are both dethatchers that have had seeder boxes added to them. The tines pull the units along. Both units have small narrow wheels that do not work well on rough turf such as thin fescue

    The Lesco is a true seeder and is wheel driven with larger pneumatic tires. this accounts for the much higher price.

    Turfco makes one like the Lesco with big wheels but is driven by the tines like the classen and bluebird. Also is was designed to be a seeder from the start.

    The 2000 price on the Lesco seems low from what I have seen.

    Turfcobob
     
  10. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    Sure bout that? Seems to me I remember the back wheels pushing the unit along.....

    http://www.rentalmanagementmag.com/Product.asp?ImgID=430
    The self-propelled model TSS-20 turf seeder from Classen Manufacturing, Norfolk, Neb., has a hydrostatic drive system that allows the unit to operate both forward and backward at up to 3.4 mph for more consistent seed placement.
     

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