lesco spreader not working. help!

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Squirter, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,440

    It appeared to me that on the new spreaders (China) the axles are made from sheet metal rolled up to make a tube. I thought the plastic hoppers were a little more stiff. And the metal parts seemed more shiny.
  2. turfmann

    turfmann LawnSite Platinum Member
    from PRM
    Messages: 4,536

    Yeah, when I saw the shipping boxes at the local JDL with 'MADE IN CHINA' printed on it I knew that I had already purchased my last one.

    One bad incident with a Chinese-made pipe wrench will alter your view of things. I saw a whole sky full of stars when the things snapped in half.

    As to the roll pins, I gave up on trying to keep them where they should be. I would replace the worn pins with stainless steel cotter pins lathered up with never-seize. Keep a whole bunch of them (both sizes) in the glove compartment.
  3. philk17088

    philk17088 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,386

    do yourselves a favor, buy stainless roll and cotter pins.

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