Lesco spreaders vs. Shindaiwa spreaders

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by amanda8950, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. amanda8950

    amanda8950 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    Looking into getting a new spreader for the fall applications ( seed/lime/winterizer ). Opinions on Lesco vs. Shindaiwa spreaders ? I have Shindaiwa trimmers and blowers and a Lesco aerator and having nothing negative to say about any of them. Thought Shindaiwa was more known for it's power equipment but saw 1 of their spreaders and looked decent. Any thoughts ?
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Posts: 601

    We have a shindiawa spreader, it's nice, but didn't hold up well to salt, 2 seasons and the bearings went. Not a big deal to change but, whatever. If only for use with fert and lime and cleaned well after uses I'd buy another.
     
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    I have been using a earthway spreader for years with no proablems.
     
  4. lawnkid

    lawnkid LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 935

    We have two lesco broadcast spreaders. One is two years old, the other about twenty. The newer one has the stainless frame and the older one has the rusty but still strong steel frame. Both get used very often. Debating a Perma-Green for next year. So that alone should say something about the Lesco's. Never tried a Shindaiwa but I have seen some guys using them.
     

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