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Lesco Motorized Spreader?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by turfquip, Oct 17, 2000.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860



    Anybody ever used one of these walk behind units with the Briggs engine(I think)?

    Opinions?
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    I have a friend who bought one for his 16,000 lawn! Could not imiganie spending that much for a spreader for my house. Anyway, I've used it several times and it is good if you have hills, it goes fast, and did make the work easy. For $1300.00 I have not taken the plunge yet and not sure if I will. It took a little getting used to with that funny lever but would go faster than I could walk and running was an option if I wanted.

    Ray
     
  3. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 860



    I've got one with low hours in EC for around 800 if you are interested.

    Ed
     
  4. NeilG

    NeilG LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I have been using the Lesco Hydro spreaders for two years now, and I have nothing but praise for them. Mine has a 4 hp honda, and it performs well. It sure is a lifesaver on the 101 degree days on Zoysia lawns.
    I understand that they are coming out with a ride on unit as well.
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    LESCO WALK-BEHIND:
    I have 2.

    They were made with Honda 4hp for years (Since '90 anyway) In 2000, (because of Lesco's alliance with Kawasaki) they have a Kawasaki 4hp.

    Overall, not a bad machine, but should have some updating, it uses 1980's technology, which isn't bad but I'd like to see the drive system improved, the spinner speed increased and the machine shortened.

    EARTHWAY:
    Their only competition is the Honda 4-stroke powered Earthway. Good luck getting info on that from Earthway, though: Not on their website, filled out a reply card and they sent me info on manual only, dealer had no literature, so I called and they mailed my info on push models only.

    They advertise for it, you just can't get your hands on one, go figure. :(


    LESCO RIDER:
    As far as the Lesco ride-on, my sources say to not hold your breath.



     
  6. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    I don't know if this breaks the rules of this forum. But a business associate is are currently designing and prototyping a stand on spreader. Hydro drive with walk-behind capabilities. Not sure of the what the price will be or anything yet. will get back to this post later with more.
     
  7. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    last year at school i remember a guy on a ride on spreader. it was a regular spreader but had a little plate to stand on and a engine somewhere. he go the soccer field done in no time at all. looked like fun to.
     
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,431

    its a ok mechine,i have used it in the past,if you do a serch i posted one to this some time ago. it was up inthe air on what to buy,i needed some type of powered unit.
    i ended up getting a ride on unit. if the ride on was not around at the time i would have gotten the lesco unit.
    anthony
     

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