Looking For A Good Fertilizer Spreader

Discussion in 'Starting a Lawn Care Business' started by FIVE-0LAWNS, May 7, 2006.

  1. FIVE-0LAWNS

    FIVE-0LAWNS LawnSite Member
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    Anyone have any recomendations for a good fertilizer spreader? I'll be using it on just a few lawns about five times a year. Will be spreading granular fertilizer. Thanks
     
  2. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Posts: 2,160

    i have a lesco spreader. very reliable, brodcasts very wide, holds 80+lbs, the only downside is price. but id recommend it if your not worried about $$$ i paid around $400...
     
  3. Roger

    Roger LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. FIVE-0LAWNS

    FIVE-0LAWNS LawnSite Member
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    Thanks for the help. I'm looking to spend $100.00 at the absolute most. I only fertilize a few residential lawns as "favors" for my customers.
     
  5. PMLAWN

    PMLAWN LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,535

    Not trying to be cruel but-- If you stopped doing "Favors" and stated charging for your services you could buy equipment that works and will last.
    I use Even flow (I think that is what they are called) they are red, All Stainless and yes, around $400.
     
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 21,654

    The least expensive one you will find which is the one I own, is this one:
    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product2_6970_9054_9054

    You will NOT find a better spreader for less money, you can look long and hard but everything cheaper is nothing but mickey mouse nonsense and oh yes, start raising your prices with your friends right away, I would say you need to charge at least double and you should see how they are suddenly no longer so interested in taking advantage of your services.
     
  7. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,079

    Go to Home Depot and get the Scotts spreader all the lawn business in town are using them. We use the Scotts and we have a Lesco unit but it is overkill if you are doing a few yards. The scotts will last a long time if you clean it out and oil it and don't overload it.
     
  8. ATVracer

    ATVracer LawnSite Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 346

    AgriFab makes a decent one for 70 bucks.
     
  9. daveintoledo

    daveintoledo LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,587

    what else do you do for free
     

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