old lesco spreader/like new

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TOTALLAWN OF KY, Aug 28, 2004.

  1. grassguy_

    grassguy_ LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Posts: 633

    that small wheel one, man my back still kills me from 17 years ago and pushing the stupid thing compared to the high wheel,which was a world of difference!
  2. Grassmechanic

    Grassmechanic LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,697

    grassguy - my sentiments exactly! The small wheels seemed to get caught on ruts easier and would bounce around more. This was really noticable when pushing a hopper full of 80# of fert. But, as somebody had previously mentioned, the small wheeled job threw the fert better.
  3. teeca

    teeca LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,202

    junk all those lesco's and get a spreader that can make you more money! get a sr2000 from scotts. this spreader spreads 14' and it puts prouduct down EVEN and theres no need to throw back to your tracks! cost a little more $475, but it will out proudce any push spreader. the only draw back is the 50# hopper.
  4. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 693

    Thanks James and Tremor for reminding me of the NIGHTMARE that my one and only Salsco cam aerator was. The first day out, I twisted and had to replace the shaft. It never really got better. Had to have tougher springs fabricated and went to a plastic "beater bar". Even paid a helper to go out with me - he helped replace springs as they broke (2 man job).

    The thing did pull great cores when it was running. 1 day production = 1 day of repair. Guess our heavy clay soil was too much for it. Those things would have been ideal as ship anchors.....

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