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old lesco spreader/like new

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by TOTALLAWN OF KY, Aug 28, 2004.


    TOTALLAWN OF KY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 139

    Man o man ive had this lesco spreader since 91 and have replaced the gears and know the hopper,,,, yesterday a good friend welded 4 inchs on each side to extend the handles ,,like the new ones ,,,omg i,m in heaven .!! I,m ole skewl and wont buy a new one till this one is dead ,,but it wont die!!
    I would tell any one to do this
    i was told that the new handles wont bolt up to the old frame
    life is good again
  2. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    I got one I bought in 89, that baby has seen zillions of sq ft, fell of a few trucks, even a 5 story building ( dont ask ) Currently my dad uses it to apply Ice melt during the winter. My newer one was bought in 95, she's still got plenty of life in her. However since the PG's have come along in 2000, they spend more time in the shop resting than working
  3. goforgreen2

    goforgreen2 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    I inherited an old Barefoot in the Grass one (yellow), just put a new set of gears and is brand new again!
  4. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I dug my personal spreader out of the dumpster of my old Chemlawn branch in 1986. It had to be a couple years old then. Low wheels, painted (not epoxy) frame, & the covetted "Golf Ball Logo" on the hopper. Every single part has been changed (except the hopper) at least once over the years. So today the frame is all Stainless with all modern wheels & sealed gears.

    Was it worth it? Not for anyone else it wouldn't have been. Only because of my employee discount was it possible.

    Twenty year old spreader. Jeez. For sure it has more sentimental value than monetary value at this point. LOL
  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    I remember going from those small wheels to the " high wheel stainless" wow was that awesome.

    My 89 is like a old friend, I started my business with it, that and a old hand can, dont have that anymore

    While we are reminiscing here, remember the old salco cam aerators, the big metal boxes that weighted 800 lbs ( or it seemed ) with tiny little wheels on it. The center of gravity on that unit seemed like maybe 8 feet high. But boy did it pull good plugs.
  6. Green Dreams

    Green Dreams LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 593

    I miss the old design. Going from the small wheels to the big ones was like night and day. I had forgotten all about that...
  7. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I personally liked the small wheels.

    When I was at Barefoot Grass "back in the day", I would seek out the small wheel spreaders and hog them. I liked them because they throw further.

    I even modified the high wheel spreader I bought when I when on my own, to the old low wheel. Want to see some pic's?
  8. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    I still have a Salsco cam aerator. Got a whole box of new parts too. Springs, tines, the works. If someone wants it enough to drive to White Plains NY to pick ip up, it's $100 as is plus coffee. Black no sugar.
  9. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    Tremor, is that the one I described? big square box?

    Take a photo and post it.
  10. tremor

    tremor LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,476

    That sounds like the one. Four pneumatic tires on the rear axle? Figures, I was there yesterday too. I'll be back there next week & I'll click a picture.

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