spreaders

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Keegan, Feb 6, 2009.

  1. Keegan

    Keegan LawnSite Senior Member
    from CT
    Posts: 605

    Besides the old Lesco spreader now Cub Cadet, is there another good brand of spreaders? How about Earthway? I see Lesco is now selling them.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    We've run Spyker 288's for two years now, and we won't use any other. They weigh more & they're costly, but they spread farther, are built to last, virtually never break down, no pins that rust out, never streak or clog, have a really nice deflector shield, and you can get jobs done faster.

    If you buy one, make sure to get the "Border Patrol" (deflector shield) and a "hopper cover". We bought some from this company in N.C. http://rayssupplycompany.
     
  3. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,795

    we use the lesco by default almost. we go tthem cheap, but i personally use scotts accupro 2000 and it is way easier to push and better imo. have never broken a pin on the whell that the lesco spreaders seem to do about every month or more. i have not used a spyker hand spreader but i think they would be very good as we have them on the zsprays we use and they are great.
     
  4. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    spyker wider pass and can spread penn mulch if you want.
     
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,842

    LT Rich, TURFCO (and now even Permagreen) use Spyker. IMO there are good reasons for doing so.
     
  6. a plus bob

    a plus bob LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 1,160

    Used prize lawn and was happy until we tried spyker.we spread alot of penn mulch both are able to spread it.spyker has awsome pattern plus matches with my Z SPRAY (spyker also).
     
  7. Rayholio

    Rayholio LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,461

    A lot of people LOVE the SR2000.. A good spreader.. but for less money, the Spyker is a Better spreader IMO.. and I've used both ;)
     
  8. jbturf

    jbturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,406

    just got a good look at the prizelawn bigfoot spreader,
    i think this will be the next walk behind spreader i purchase.
    it is well built has left and right pattern adjustments as well as
    the tapered sliding bar or what ever u wanna call it(similar to that on the
    spyker hopper). remote operated deflector and left hole shut off.
     
  9. 1.2.3. green

    1.2.3. green LawnSite Member
    Posts: 63

    I use the EARTHWAY SPREADER I NEVER HAD A PROBLEM YET SPREADS GREAT AND WHAT I REALLY LIKE IS THAT IT IS SO LIGHT WEIGHT
     
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,253

    Lesco 1st generation.
     

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