Looking for a decent WB broadcast type fert spreader?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Exact Rototilling, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    No license required for fert application in my area in case you were wondering.

    Anyhow all I have ever used for my own lawn is the hand crank type. I've looked and Home Depot, Lowes etc. but I really want something decent that will last. I'm a solo operation and I don't abuse my equipment. My most productive mower is a Quick 36 if that helps. I did like the edge guard on the Home Depot spreader I saw but I admit I'm a complete noob in this area.

    I prefer to pay 60% more so it will last 5 times as long.

    Any help appreciated.

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  2. mngrassguy

    mngrassguy LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks for the link.

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  4. BNR LAWN SERVICES

    BNR LAWN SERVICES LawnSite Member
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    Lesco and Cub Cadet Pro Are the same and work the best. I have a lesco and love it.If you go to the John Deere Landscapes Web sit they had an early season order form that could save you some money. It might be to late but worth taking a look.
     
  5. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Would any of you think less of me . . . . if I bought this spreader . . . :hammerhead:


    This is probably a disposable unit - money better spent on a Lesco or monkey grinder type mentioned on antother thread.

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  6. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
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    go with the lesco it will be the only spreader you will buy. They last forever and are well worth the money
     
  7. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I have 2 Lesco spreaders one is 14 yrs old and spent 10 of those doing 120+k per day. You'd be lucky to get that thing to do just your own personal lawn 2-3 seasons. JMHO
     
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ted is right,
    but I am actually looking for a very small plastic spreader--just to do the tiny areas I cannot reach with my Perma-green Ultra. I need one that fits on my truck or in the front seat and one that I can lift with one hand.
     
  9. ed2hess

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    This is not true the plastic hub that holds the opening device/spring deformed due to the load and rendered the unit useless. It lasted about 5 years...cost of new parts to repair would be a lot. Still a well built unit with a simple design flaw.
     
  10. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
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    Tried to find a Spiker #75 monkey grinder locally but I found this instead. Has a back crossed strap and not a neck strap and the framed bottom allows you to set the unit down etc. Yes that is snow from last night. :rolleyes:

    I think this will work. :walking:

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