Self Propelled Spreaders?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Enviro Green, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Has anyone here used a self propelled spreader?

    I have a lesco stainless and found a distributor who makes a small four cycle engine that sits underneath, and goes from 3-5 mph. It only costs about 400 bucks for the engine and the mounting kit, I just wondered if you had any experience and if it was worth it.

    It sure would be nice, down here in the hills I have very few flat lawns.


  2. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
    from -
    Messages: 4,040

    Here's one I found.

  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,469

    few years back i had lesco's motorized spreader and it was ok on large lawns...
    i now have a perm-a-green ride on sprader and love it...
  4. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    A new Lesco motorized spreader is about $1500. If you can get yours going for $400 or less and you use it alot, it would be a good investment. You might want to check the drive system, chain and gearbox to make sure they are all in good shape before sinking the money into the engine.

    The nice thing about this unit is that all you have to do is walk and load fertilizer. You will have to ramp it into your truck or van though.

    If you do this all day, you will finish stronger at the end of the day.
  5. mx495

    mx495 LawnSite Senior Member
    from MO
    Messages: 259

    Enviro green- who sells that kit?
  6. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,920

    I would like to find out who makes the spreaders for Scott's lawn service. They have a neat 2-cycle one.
  7. Ric

    Ric LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,969

    Enviro Green

    If you are going to do it get the third wheel. I have a factory made Honda air cooled engine model with boom sprayer and with out the third wheel it works you to death. Yep I put 3rd wheel on my unit.
  8. Enviro Green

    Enviro Green LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    Roger that Ric, thanks for the input. The kit I am looking at is offered by Gregson Clark, and the main on ethe advertise is for the earthway, but they also make a kit fo the lesco as well.

    I believe for 400 bucks it is worth a try, it is sure to beat all that pushing....

    Thanks everybody,

  9. tag102300

    tag102300 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Do you know the website or the telephone # that sell the 4-cycle engine and the kits. I am interest in buying it. Thank you.
    Tim Winn
    Call or text 918-798-9989
    Posted via Mobile Device
  10. tag102300

    tag102300 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Does anyone know the website or
    the telephone no. that sell 4-cycle engine and the kits for the Lesco self-propelled spreader. Please let me know. Thank you.

    Tim Winn
    918-798-9989 call or text
    Posted via Mobile Device

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