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lesco spreaders vs. others

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GREEN-UP, Jan 23, 2008.


    GREEN-UP LawnSite Member
    from sw ohio
    Posts: 97

    Was wondering if there are any comparable spreaders out there that are chear than the lesco brand? Also, has anyone used ELECTIVE as a prevenative grub control? How does it compare to Mach II and others.
  2. Frue

    Frue LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,472

    I really like the scotts spreader, it throws further, and it is a very nicely put together.
    The other I have only used merit works great, I have tried mach 2 it worked ok but not as good as merit.
  3. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,637

    I second that. Anderson SR2000 all the way!
  4. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,211

    Cub Cadette makes the Lesco spreader, and they now sell it a little cheaper--hopper is yellow. I use the Scotts (Anderson) spreader; it is excellent. And Larry at American feels the Spyker is best.
    You want all stainless, and some kind of foolproof pattern adjustment system to assure an even spread. Edge deflector and rain cover are helpful.

    Not every one agrees with me. I prefer one large hole for better flow. And i like the rotary agitator for improved flow.
  5. redbuckcavs

    redbuckcavs LawnSite Member
    from indiana
    Posts: 135

    In regards to the Andersons 2000 spreader (I have yet to buy one however I did borrow one for a day) do you have to make two settings for this spreader with each product?

    * one setting A-Z on the hopper

    *another setting on the "cone" below the hopper

    I would much rather have to monitor one setting instead of two!!!
  6. Marcos

    Marcos LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,720

    O.K. I'll bite...

    What the heck's 'Elective' insecticide, and who makes it?

    Or could you maybe be thinking of the term selective, Green-up?
  7. Victor

    Victor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,637

    You don't have to adjust both of them. As long as you're using products with the same prill size (SGN) you don't have to adjust helical cone on the bottom of the spreader. The helical cone is a great feature though, because by adjusting it, you can adjust your spread pattern, so it's even again if you switch to a product that does have a different sized prill than what you had been using. I'd rather have the option of adjusting something, than to not have the option.
  8. GravelyGuy

    GravelyGuy LawnSite Silver Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 2,517

    I have a stainless Shindaiwa spreader, it was around $400. It's worked pretty good for me. I also have the second adjustment for different size material. I have not moved it from the number 1 setting though.

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