Lesco Renovator VS Lawn Solutions Revitalizer

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Enviro Masters, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. Enviro Masters

    Enviro Masters LawnSite Member
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    I'll be purchasing a new slit seeder this year, and I narrowed it down to two machines. The Revitalizer and Renovator. I've only seen videos and reviews, but I havent seen or used either machines before. They are both priced the same. Which one should i purchase?
     
  2. sclawndr

    sclawndr LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    The Lesco unit is okay but is more complicated and repair prone. My local Lesco guys don't recommend it. I just got a Revitalizer and though I only bought the smaller model, it is very solid and Lawn Solutions has been great to work with. I have seen this unit run at GIE last year and it was very impressive.
     
  3. FINN

    FINN LawnSite Senior Member
    from PA.
    Posts: 280

    Renovator does a good job but it's very slow.
     
  4. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    I own a renovator it does good i have had zero problems easy to run a steer, i have never ran a revitalizer so i can not say i spoke to them on the phone they seem willing to help so you know if you have a problem they are there.
     
  5. jonlavonne

    jonlavonne LawnSite Member
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    Owned one of the original renovators and just bought a new one this year. Very few problems. Haven't used the new one yet but like the improvements they've made. Sold my old one for 900! It's at least 15 years old.
     
  6. allgreenlawncare

    allgreenlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 21

    We have 2 of the Lesco's and my only complaint would be about the cutter blades life and cost..

    $94.00 per set bend over..

    Well built not fast but thorough units,



    The revitalizers blades look different but not sure how they would hold up???
     
  7. Enviro Masters

    Enviro Masters LawnSite Member
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    With what ive been reading on this site, it seems that the revitalizer is the best bet overall. Better controls, less problems, easier to repair. There are two models available right now, a 20" 6hp or a 20" 8hp. I live in the city, where every home is a development where the lots were cleared out, clay brought in, then top soil. The only thing the machine will run into is maybe a tree root. Would a 6hp model be enought?
     
  8. MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,566

    OH YEA,lesco have 4 horses plenty of power the trick is bury the seed 1/4 deep in the right time and water.
     

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