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Need a Broadcast Spreader, Help!

Planter

LawnSite Member
Location
Utah
I will be getting one this week.
Choices are:
Lesco at $315
Anderson SR2000 at $455
or a Spyker, model to be determined.

The Anderson is probably the best with the most uniform pattern, but is $150 more than the Lesco. Parts may be a problem in the future.

The Spykers seem to be well made. Anyone here use them? How's do they handle, how uniform are they and are parts available for them?

Any help would be appreciated!
 

SodKing

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
New Hampshire
I have been pushing a lesco spreader around for the last 14 years. Have you looked into a perma-green? Quadruple the production. If you really want to grow your lawn division, this is the route I would suggest you take.
 

Lawn Dog2001

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
South Carolina
I would look seriously into a Spyker GolfPro. That is a well built machine. I have one year in on a Earthway C24SS and have been satisfied so far. my Earthway has been a solid unit. I have heard some people complain about their no-commercial units. If you want to check out the Earthways go to www.outsidepride.com. they have some good prices.
 

Josey Wales

LawnSite Member
Location
Tulsa Oklahoma
I'm also considering the SR-2000. I noticed that Shindaiwa has a stainless steel spreader as well. Anyone have any thoughts or experience with a Shin spreader?
 
I have both the Lesco and The Shindawa walk behind spreaders.
Interesting enough, the Shin RS 75 professional has the same calibration schedule as the Lesco. The only aspect of the Shin I do not like is the lack of a discharge shield.
Other than that, the Shin is much easier to push evenly through different turf types than the Lesco due to the longer handles.
 

Lawn Dog2001

LawnSite Bronze Member
Location
South Carolina
Sorry for the bad link above. That is the site I bought my spreader on, but it must no longer exist.
 
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