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SPREADERS

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by OLD CHAPP, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. OLD CHAPP

    OLD CHAPP Guest
    Posts: 0

    LESCO SPREADERS OR EARTHWAY SPREADERS
     
  2. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    Let's see... Lesco dealer 3 miles from house. Don't have an Earthway dealer close by......I'd say Lesco!
     
  3. FIREMAN

    FIREMAN LawnSite Senior Member
    from n.j.
    Posts: 318

    USE LESCO SPREADERS IF YOU PLAN TO USE LESCO CHEMICALS...CALIBRATIONS ARE MUCH EASIER THAT WAY....ALSO.YOU CAN'T BEAT THE QUALITY. WHAT THE VIPER LACKS THE SPREADERS HAVE...LOL
     
  4. stslawncare

    stslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    from DE
    Posts: 1,484

    hey guys what about scotts and agrifab? i know scotts isnt big in size nor is it all that well made (plastic wheels etc) but what about agrifab, on the farm we have a 175 one i think its a tow and it does fine. nice wheels, big hopper, can get a cover, well built etc. i know they make some huge push ones also.i personally have a scotts, got it at home cheapo. ive used it two times (small apps) and we used it for 2 acres on the farm (after that we got the tow). works fine for the little bit i use it. next will definitly be bigger and better. this leads me to a question, anyone use spreader for salt, such as for small drives or sidewalks? with mine the wheels wont get traction, hate doing it by hand.
    Thanks
    Scottie
     
  5. Lazer

    Lazer LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,446

    Lesco:

    1.) They're easier to push because the agitator osolates instead of rotating in a complete circle.

    2.) The hopper opening lever locks open/shut ensuring the gate is precisely opened as far as you calibrated.
     
  6. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    Lesco. Very easy to use and calabrate when applying ferts. First bought an Agr-Fab years ago, lasted 6 months and the wheel fell off, peice of crap.

    Ray
     
  7. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    Guys, quit goofing with those throw away spreaders. Get a Spyker, stainless steel. this thing is a great machine. the dealer thing is no big deal, i get parts in a day or two from the manufacturer. I have had the same spreaders for 8 years now. each year i put on over 120 tons of fert on with them. only thing i replace is the axel bearing($1.25 each). The golf 88 has new roller bearings that are greasable. i would highly recommend this machine. http://www.spyker.com.

    that is my 2 cents,
    mike
     
  8. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,431

    lesco s/s 80 lbs one for small area.
    perm-a-green spreader for large areas
    anthony



    morturf: 120 tons per season? sounds like a lot of applications.
     
  9. morturf

    morturf LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 477

    anthony,
    i cover over 100 acres each application. many custom jobs. a lot of walking and some of it done with a 3pt spreader. I have more miles behind a spreader than a lot have driving! I have modified my spreaders to match my needs. the biggest mod being going from T handle to a two handed. This is a must here because of the hills in my area. far more control because you don't have to take your hands off the spreader to turn it off. The spyker will hold over 100 lbs. I just like it because it seemed a whole lot sturdier than all the others.
     
  10. dhicks

    dhicks Member
    Posts: 771

    I use Spyker Spreader and could not be mo' happy.
     

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