Just bought a new Lesco 80 also. Expensive but am really happy with it. Question, btw, do those of you with the same spreader find yourself having to occasionally shake or jolt the unit to get the fertilizer to start falling? I thought that problem would go away when I replaced my older junker. I just copied this post from another forum and want to know if there is any fix for this. I have the same problem, and yes everything is calibrated. It's like when you first open the hopper to start spreading it kinda trickles out so you have to bounce or shake the spreader to get it to come out at a normal discharge rate. It's not bad when it's half full but when it's full it starts to be a real pain. Any help would be much appreciated.