Looking for Leco Replacement - Please help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Tommy Boy, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    We have used Lesco for years, loved the support and assistance. Now that John Deere has screwed this up. I’m looking for another supplier for chemicals and fertilizer. We are located in south Atlanta. Is there a better dealer we can order from? Or do you know of another local source. Thanks
  2. Fert33

    Fert33 LawnSite Member
    Male, from Central Pa
    Messages: 133

    If you don't mind me asking, what happened with JDL?
  3. Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    They fired my chemical guy (he was Lesco not JDL when they merged the two) now two guys have tried to bulls*it me when I asked specific questions on applications. Just loved the Lesco team, but have lost confidence in the JDL team in my area. I need a source of material for cost and quotes. Just not Happy!

    DLAWNS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,780

    I've heard good things about UAP and also Regal Chemical is pretty good and if I remember are right out of Georgia.
  5. Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Thanks Bill - Yankee Knowledge once again!
  6. clallen03

    clallen03 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 514

    I have been using lesco for years and have had a few problems out of them, but for the most part they are pretty good. I have actually been using that same store you have been using (Fayettville). Tony and Gary is pretty good. Gary will just talk you to death sometimes but he's ok. Now these guys were there before the transition and they are still now.

    Anyways, the only other company that I know of is Regal Chemical. They are out of Alpharetta and Im sure you know how far away that is. They will ship your order but Im not sure that will save you any money and you also loss the face-to-face interaction unless you are going to drive to Alpharetta.

    You may want to look into UAP I dont know much about them at all.
  7. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,695

    A UAP that services fine turf(golf and sports fields) is a good option. From what I have seen, they are fair, the reps know what they are talking about and at least in my area, no sales to homeowners.
  8. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
    Messages: 4,350

    We just switched the Ewing. I had a great price deal at Lesco, but Ewing still beats them across the board by 30%-50%.

    JDL is high priced on everything.

  9. Tommy Boy

    Tommy Boy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 220

    Your right, gary and Tony are great guys, but after the 24th they will combine the Fairburn (JDL) store and the Fayetteville (Lesco) store, two managers will not last in one location with overhead, and as with any merger, so go the spoils. JDL bought Lesco, so guess who will take it in the shorts.

    I'm looking for a back up and yes maybe a better price break. Have you tried calling the store lately? Last week I called 15 times with questions about a sprayer, I had to go to the store to get the problem resolved. Just a sign of things to come, I hope not.
  10. Russ

    Russ LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    You called a place 15 times about a problem?

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