Demo'd the Lesco walk-behind motorized spreader in the Lesco parking lot. Liked it a lot! It has a rod up by the handle that you turn in a 90-degree arc from noon to 3 o'clock. The closer to three you get, the quicker the spreader moves. Sure could have used it when I spread 14 bags of fertilizer at a condo complex. It takes the chore out of pushing. Probably not great for curbstrips with trees, or for really tight lawns, but othrwise I'd welcom a full-day demo to see if it fits into our lawn types. I know Earthway also makes a motorized unit. It's, I believe, a small 4-cycle 1-1/2hp(looks like the top of a weedwhacker) mounted directly onto the lower portion of the spreader. The Lesco unit has a Kawasaki engine riding on a platform with a third caster wheel. The Lesco is $1699; the Earthway $1199. Any comments, experiences, and ideas appreciated!