Electric spreaders.... spread 4 mower or JRCO???

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Evan528, Mar 13, 2005.

  1. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    I guess im at the point where im tired of pushing those heavy spreaders around and want something more operator friendly. Wich of those 2 electric spreaders do you recomend? Wich one spreads more evenly? Wich one is contructed better?? The Jrco is a little more expensive but price is no deciding factor....I want the spreader that will serve me better. Any one who has experience with either or one of these 2 spreader please chime in. Gotta make a decision in the next day or so as spring is just around the corner! Thanks. :help:
  2. robertsturf

    robertsturf LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,406

    Having purchased 2 spreaders like you have talked about, I think the Lesco truckster spreader is a good bargain for the money. I was able to fab up a bracket system to fit on my Wright Stander and put a different set of controls on it to open and shut the gates. I also own a Perma-green Ultra which does a good job too!
  3. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Thank you for your reply. Unfortunatly I do not have the time or experience to fabricate therefore I am really only looking into spreaders that are ready to attach to my Dixie chopper straight from the factory.
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I agree that the Lesco Truckster is great, but it always requires fabing some sort of hook up for your machine. Isn't the spread for more$$$ spreader just basically a lesco with a receiver hitch on it? Iv'e only seen it in magizines... If it's similar to a lesco and has brackets available to fit different machines I'd say that's the top pick.
  5. ns400r

    ns400r LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    haste makes waste, take the time to do things right

    BTW we got 2 lesco trucksters, and love them, haven't used them much since the PG's have come along
  6. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Messages: 3,251

    I have a Spyker 220. I is prettty nice. I like the variable speed on the impeller. You can also adjust the pattern. It is stainless steel. I also have a 110, that I have never used. I would be willing to sell.
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    I have the jrco and it is a fine piece of equip. I do wish I fabricated a Lesco truckster as it is hard to get used to the pattern of the jrco after soo many years of using a lesco spreader.
  8. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,407

    The lesco truckster is a good machine and parts are easy to attain!
  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    Anyone else experience with either of the 2 sppreaders I mentioned? :)
  10. ns400r

    ns400r LawnSite Member
    Messages: 110

    Evan, doesn't it drive you nuts when you ask about 2 products but everyone comments on another one, and not the ones you where looking for?

    But there is a reason in this case

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