How to set lesco spreader setting?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by PTOhioMower, Jul 9, 2006.

  1. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    I just bought a used lesco spreader with 80 lb hopper. I think it is just a year old. The old owner just used it for salting ice and no longer needed it so i got it cheap. So I bought a bag of lesco fert, 24-2-11, and it says to use the calibration gauge #15. The spreader has 2 plastic "gauge feelers" and also has the dial settings. I think there is a number 15 setting on the dial, but is that different than the "calibration gauge #15"?

    Thanks for your help.

    PS. I only fert my own lawn, so dont flame me.:)
  2. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Ok, I found the manual online. But now I have a question about the 3rd hole. Is it suppose to stay open or closed?? The manual says says nothing about this.
  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    Ignore the numbers on the back of the hopper and use the gagues only. I try to use the center hole, as i notice a slight variation between the 3 holes on their hole opening. Once you have your openings set at the number you need you can use the numbers on the hopper as a refrence, say if you need to open it all the way up to clear a clog quick, then you can zip it back to where it was easy and continue on.
  4. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    you can close it for going around the edges, running a band around the very edge ensures you get double coverage over the whole lawn, if you don't the edges really only get single coverage.
  5. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    Set your spreader so the "holes" are about halfway open". Tou should be fine.
  6. dcondon

    dcondon LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,246

    It needs to be more accurate then that. Just check with your local lesco dealer and have him help ya!!!:)
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Please tell me this is not how you calibrate your spreader...
  8. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    LOL, on the older lescos that had letters instead of the numbers it was "set it on G for Green"!
  9. PTOhioMower

    PTOhioMower LawnSite Member
    Messages: 197

    Dont worry guys, Im no fert pro. But I think even I know to pass on this "advice".

    But a little bit more info on the third hole would be great!
  10. Splicer

    Splicer LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    That has been a question of man for as long as woman has been around!!! Soory, HAD to say that!!!:laugh:

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