Spreaders

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lakesidecutter, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. lakesidecutter

    lakesidecutter LawnSite Member
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    I have been involved in the lawn or turf industry for the last couple of years however have no experience with picking a spreader. They seem to range in price considerably. Of course I have looked at the Lesco and Commercial Scotts but how much better are they than the others. $400-$500 seems very high considering you can buy many different type of large cap. spreader much cheaper. Is the pattern that it throws that much better? I am sure it is one of those things that you get what you pay for but I am not sure what I am getting. I only service 20 or so yards so this price is high. Any help will be great.
     
  2. Atlantic Lawn

    Atlantic Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Outer Banks NC
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    Which ever model you buy get stainless, it's really worth the extra money.
     
  3. DoetschOutdoor

    DoetschOutdoor LawnSite Bronze Member
    from S. IL
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    I was just at the seed store yesterday and they had several models of the red earthway spreaders. Entry level commercial/homeowners model was like $70, the actual first commercial model was $120, then add about 50 bucks each for a few more models. I see alot of guys around here using these spreaders and they are built beefy. Im in the same boat as you. I only fert a few yards and do mostly seeding/fert in the fall and dont really want to go drop a couple hundred on a spreader.
     
  4. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 500

    I have 2 ss lesco spreaders and they are hard to beat. Alot of guys like the spyker
    speaders but i have'nt tied them. You may want to check but i think lesco has speaders on sale now.
     
  5. gsxr1100

    gsxr1100 LawnSite Member
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    Just bought this for $280 at, gee, Lesco.

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  6. scweedman

    scweedman LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thats you lakeside dont pass up that deal
     
  7. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    To each their own, but if your lawns aren't too big, a Spyker Chest Spreader is my weapon of choice. They're waaaaay more maneuverable, no mess on concrete if you know what you're doing, easily rebuildable for cheap, and only cost like $130 to start with.
     
  8. gsxr1100

    gsxr1100 LawnSite Member
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    sure since it holds like 25 lbs (<then 1/3 of lesco) and I would like to have chemicals right under my nose...


    To each their own :)
     
  9. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
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    LOL. Yes, for small properties, definitely. As for chemicals... dude, it's fertilizer. Glorified salt. :)
     
  10. whoopassonthebluegrass

    whoopassonthebluegrass LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,214

    Again, not for everyone, but I think I hold a world record thanks to my Spyker. Last fall I winterized 90 lawns in one day (myself) with that baby.
     

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