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Spyker or Earthway?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by ron mexico75, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,668

    Last edited: Oct 2, 2013
  2. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,895

    LESCO and happy with it
     
  3. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,668

    I looked at the Lesco High Wheel Fertilizer Spreader. Upwards of $500!
     
  4. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    from everything I've read, Lesco is the Cadillac of spreaders...
     
  5. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is that right? Well I do want something that's going to last.
     
  6. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,668

    Actually just called a supplier here in town and a 50# Lesco is $225. I think I'll give it a shot and see how it works.
     
  7. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

  8. ron mexico75

    ron mexico75 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,668

  9. gcbailey

    gcbailey LawnSite Silver Member
    from WV
    Posts: 2,552

    I believe the one on Amazon that is $471 is the "Cadillac" version. The deflector is definitely nice. I purchased the add-on for my Earthway.

    I upgraded from a Lowe's Scott's model with the plastic wheels. I couldn't believe how great the larger pneumatic wheels/tires are.
     
  10. foreplease

    foreplease LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,895

    I have lost track of how long I have had this one. Bought it new 12-15 years ago. I do not use it daily by any stretch. Most of what I do is with a tractor mounted spreader. If I put one pallet a year through walk behind that's a lot. Get the best one you can afford and take care of it. If you are not sure which one you this is best, get a well madrone you like. Mine is 80# capacity fwiw.
     

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