Lesco deflector

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by GrazerZ, Jul 7, 2002.

  1. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Just got the Lesco deflector last month, used it once so far. I'm not to pleased with how it seemed to put fert down in spots in almost a staight line. How do I know? Well i noticed at the property that I used it on, that I have some nice fert burns along the edges that I used it. Has anyone else had this problem? Is there some trick or precaution that I'm just not getting? PLease help...:dizzy:
  2. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    You need to close the 3rd hole slide or you will put down too much fert when the deflector is down. I have a cable operated remote kit on the 3rd hole. Lesco sells the kit and it sure saves alot of time as you can close it on the fly!!!:) ;) :) ED
  3. Turfdude

    Turfdude LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,899

    It's been awhile since I've fertilized myself (have a lawn care manager for that position now), but we don't use/like the kit. Just walk backwards w/ spreader and it throws front and left only (I.m pretty sure it's not front & right). This works great for around pools, small curb areas, etc. and never any burn!!!

  4. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Do as Ed said and close the 3rd hole, should solve the problem.
  5. GrazerZ

    GrazerZ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Thanx for the info. I called my Lesco distr the other day after your post ED and explained that noone told me about closing the third hole and the damage caused. He sayed that he was going to send the third hole slide kit to me free of charge to make up for it. Nedless to say, that did help and was appreciated.
  6. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    Your welcome. Glad I could help.:) ED

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