Suggestions on a good walk-behind spreader wanted.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by proscapesvirginia, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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    it is in newish condition working perfectly, If you are intrested I can take photos. shipping would be about 45.00 55.00 give or take. paid about 400 for it used mabey 15 times. if lesco is only an hour away you should just cruise over their. or make an offer
  2. richard1103

    richard1103 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    in 20 years lessco has been the best ,spker was junk .lesco is s steel-poly
    with s steel axel i have 1 that has not been was wash in 5 years most of the others do not have s steel frame and axel
  3. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,089

    I just bought a Shindaiwa RS76S stainless steel spreader.It seems durable and has grease fittings on axle.
  4. rob7233

    rob7233 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Which spreader to get? Well, that depends on what brand of fert your going to settle on for your applications.

    If you were to look at the backside of the Fert bags, you will see recommended settings for given brands of spreaders. There is no industry standard on output/rate or area of spread among manufacturers.

    How in the world otherwise would you know how much coverage or rate you're applying? Even if you were to match up the fert with the spreader, it's still recommended you calibrate your application rate which can vary by applicator walking speed etc.

    So if you decide on Lesco, go with a Lesco spreader etc. Even if you don't actually calibrate it for yourself (with the use of trays) it's assumed your likely to be close. I suggest you do some study and get some formal training on this before you do a bad application and possibly be sued and/or fined for damages etc. FYI: In my area, you cannot apply insecticides or herbicides to any open lawn areas without full applicators license > >> "Read" weed and feeds...... Yes, Homeowners can BUT you may NOT to a homeowner's or any property- even without pay.
  5. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    well you said input but no lesco. lesco is probably the best brand of spreader. The S-steel is great, can be used for Ice melt products as well, parts are easy t o come buy. if you should need them. Most lesco places if you need some will drop stuff in the mail for ya.
  6. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    heres a good one.

  7. jaybow

    jaybow LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 1,089

    That looks like its constructed alot like the shindaiwa spreader I just bought. Maybe I will take some pics and post them.
  8. ACA L&L

    ACA L&L LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,108

    the anderson spreader is nice and dependable. Ithink it was under 300.00
  9. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,157

    the powdercoated steel frame is the only weakness of any spreader. SS is the way to go....
  10. Lugnut

    Lugnut LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 551

    I like both Lesco and Anderson, I believe the Anderson is cheaper tho, but both brands hold up well as far as I've seen.

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