New epuipment?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by mike payne, Feb 11, 2003.

  1. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    What new equipment are going to purchase for your company this year? I need to buy a commerical spreader. Any suggestions. Thanks.
  2. Jusmowin

    Jusmowin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 727

    I hope to buy a echo 26cc split shaft w/ hedge clippers and chain saw attachment and anouther set of jungle wheels for my 36 merto. Im trying to take it easy for this year so I can buy a Z and a enclosed trailer for 2004.
  3. Heller Landscaping

    Heller Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 204

    Backback blower , Hedge trimmer, and another line trimmer.
    Hopefully another walkbehind:)
  4. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    I bought alot of new equipment in 2002: ZTR,32"w.b.,21", backpack blower, gas hedge trimmer, chain saw, extra weed eater. This year I will take it easy on my lawn purchases, and build up my wife's photo business equipment. If I buy much more lawn equipment now, I will meet alot of resistance for the boss.
  5. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    A new 36" walk behind - most likely Exmark. Also a commerical fertilizer spreader. In the spring I will also be buying a new snowblower for next winter. My Stihl backpack is 7 years old, but I am still hoping for one more year.
  6. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    What spreader is the best?
  7. mike payne

    mike payne LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    What is on your dream list?
  8. Shuter

    Shuter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,171

    Thanks for asking. The spreader is a commercial grade from Lesco. I buy my fertilizer products from Lesco.
  9. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,366

    Yes I also use Lesco spreaders. if you do get one, spend the extra and get the stainless steel. Unless you feel like sanding & repainting every season.

    As far as equipment, I just bought another maint. truck, so I will be purchasing an 8'x18' enclosed trailer and ALL the goodies to go in it.
  10. nelbuts

    nelbuts LawnSite Bronze Member
    from SW, FL
    Posts: 1,053

    If you are a pest control company then use the stainless Lesco. If not and you only fertilize 3-4 times per year buy painted and save your money.

    Each and every day you finish your fertilizing, go back to your shop and hose off every inch of the spreader. Then take WD-40 and spray each and every inch. Do this and your spreader will last years.

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