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earthway spreader.....

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Evan528, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Does anybody own the earthway c24r 100lb spreader? I treat about 25 lawns. I currenlt have a 50lb earthway low end (95dollar) model with is junk! Is the "professional" c24r reallr professional duty? My first choice is a lesco but they are 340 bucks compared to the earthway ay 189 at alamia! Im not ussually cheap like this when it comes to buying equipment but i have spend a abundant amount of money in the past year and have to draw the line somewhere. What do you think?
  2. BRL

    BRL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,211

    I just bought a C22R and it is definitely a better, heavier duty unit than an old low end EarthWay I have ($90.00 range, probably same one you're talking about). Not as good as my Stainless Spyker, but it'll do for the smaller jobs (that model only holds 50# compared to the C24R).
  3. Forever Green Lawn

    Forever Green Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    I use a C24SS Earthway in my company, it's basically the same as the C24R, except that it's stainless steel. They are not as rugged as the Lesco models, but I think they are easier and more comfortable to use. For 25 lawns, the C24R will do just fine.

  4. David Gretzmier

    David Gretzmier LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,645

    I've got the earthway c24, plastic hopper, no stainless. Great unit, no complaints. I do about 150 accounts. Dave g
  5. mmorgan

    mmorgan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    I use earthway spreaders, the 24SS and the pull type.Both are excellent. Something to consider is accuracy. I feel that the earthways are of the most accurate ones on the market. If you plan on doing this for a ong time though, I would spend the extra now and get the ss model. It will last forever.
  6. jeffyr

    jeffyr LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 876

    I got the small stainless spyker for about $120 from greenlinedist.com. It's great for the smaller places and the hopper is stailess with sealed gears and pneumatic tire. not a bad deal. I went to this after the cheapo earthway was returned for losing calibration all the time.

  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    Anyone use the 12Volt earthway M21? how do you like it?In the fall 2000 Northern catalog it is in there for 199-it is no longer available form them-the best price Ive seen now is 247-anyone know where its cheaper?
  8. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Today i finally broke down and bought a lesco. I wound of getting the 80 pounder! whatta beast! Stainless steal, 13 inch tires... easy calibration... this thing should (better) last me forever considering it cost be over 300 dollars! ;)

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