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Commercial Broadcast Spreaders

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by EDEN77, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. EDEN77

    EDEN77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 102

    I need a new commercial broadcast spreader. I know they cost a lot, but I don't want to spend $400+ on one. What is a good commercial broadcast spreader at a somewhat reasonable price ?
  2. The mayor

    The mayor LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 592

    You get what you pay for. Lesco sells a walk behind for $350.00. That is a very small investment.

    TURF DOCTOR LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,138

    He is right it is top ss with all the tricks they retail over 500 bucks lesco has them on sale.
  4. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    lesco it will last forever dont go cheap this is your lively hood
  5. naturescape

    naturescape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,696

    Spykers sure are good. They go from a hundred bucks way up. I have a $400 spyker and 2 $100 Spykers. The little ones are nice, hold about 30 lbs., and are light and easy to push. And with a stainless steel hopper.
  6. indyturf

    indyturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Messages: 1,901

    the lesco spreader's may seem expensive but I have a couple of them that are over 10 yrs old and in use, whatever you get make sure it has a ss frame.
  7. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    I bought a Spyker Model 88 for about $400 at the beginning of last season, was'nt disappointed either, they make a good spreader. I also bought the large push Agri-Fab toward the end of season when we were doing winter fertilizer applications. We picked up more & more fert & squirt business by the end of season I just bought this so the guy I hired could help apply (yes he was licensed :rolleyes: ) He seemed to get along with the Agri-Fab o.k. actually said he liked it. I believe I paid around $120 - $150 for it.
  8. ThreeWide

    ThreeWide LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,116

    Anyone use Prizelawn? I've glanced at one their models before.

    Looked very well constructed and had a much wider hopper than Lesco.
  9. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    we have a Lesco and it goods great!!!:waving:
  10. drsogr

    drsogr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,275

    I went cheap on mine. I bought one for $90 at a farm supply store, it had the knobby tires, the metal frame....looked like a nice one. Boy was I wrong. I may have used it 15 times since I have bought it, I have to costantly oil it and tighten the nuts and bolts. And it just seems that it is not accurately putting out the fertilizer..which can be very bad! I am going to buy a lesco this spring. I am going to buy a new lesco one this spring. Don't go cheap!

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