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Recommend your fertilizer spreader.

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Aspenlawn, Mar 23, 2008.

  1. Aspenlawn

    Aspenlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I love the Lesco, but due to some questionable behavior at the local branch
    I am taking my needs to another company.
    I want to know what you think about your commercial duty,walk behind spreader.Love it or hate it....
    just let me know.
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  2. brownsallseasonlandscape

    brownsallseasonlandscape LawnSite Member
    Posts: 240

    We are in the same boat here, the spreader issue had not crossed my mind. However, if you have a cub cadet dealer near by, they can now get all of the equipment lesco used to sell its just yellow.
     
  3. LIBERTYLANDSCAPING

    LIBERTYLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,283

    Spyker 288's are great. They spread WAY more evenly than a Lesco 3-hole. I never knew how bad the 3 hole spreaders were until I had a Spyker. (I've had one on my Z-Spray for a while) Their push spreaders also push very nicely. I'd check them out if I were you.
     
  4. Hissing Cobra

    Hissing Cobra LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 700

    I like the LESCO models with the Remote Shields and 3rd Hole Closers. They're very easy to shift them on the fly.
     
  5. Aspenlawn

    Aspenlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    I actually have a Cub Cadet dealer near me, however I will have to do some looking for the Spyker. No one deals locally. The 288 is the one eh?? Ahhh
    Homework.

    I appreciate the help.
    I would love to hear more.
    A salesman only loves "his" spreader. I gotta live with it.

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  6. BCNU

    BCNU LawnSite Member
    Posts: 68

    I use walk behind spreaders from A.M. Leonard. I ordered a Spred-Rite G from A.M. Leonard last night. I looked on Lescos site and was going to order from them until there shipping charge of $25.00 appeared on the screen. $25.00 bucks to ship a 1 pound peice, you got to be kidding. Never will bother with going to their website again.
     
  7. gregory

    gregory LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,068

    my z spray jr has a spyker spreader on it and the pattern is alot better then the lesco pattern
     
  8. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,476

  9. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    Spyker 288's rule. No other spreader is in the same category. American built as well.
     
  10. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    the andersons(aka the old scotts spreaders with all the bells and whistles) is what i use, but we also own three lescos. all the guys but one fight to use the scotts as it is easier to push. our z spray has a spyker and i like it alot. also have jrco z mounted spreaders and love them, but are a pain to adjust, but once done you never have to do it again!
     

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