spreader for ztr

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by fordlawn, Jul 7, 2001.

  1. fordlawn

    fordlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I'm looking for anyone's recommendations for a fertilizer spreader for my ztr(Exmark). Checking the hyped up ads for this attachment is confusing and anyone's first hand "where the rubber meets the road" experience would be most appreciated.
  2. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Messages: 4,830

    I have had good luck with my Spread 4 Mower spreader. It has one switch to open the gate and turn on the spreader mower, all electric. I have read the Lesco spreader is good and cheaper, but you have to operate the gate by hand.
  3. EJK2352

    EJK2352 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,150

    I have an Earthway electric I mounted on my Lazer HP & a 35 gal.
    spray tank I built to mount in the Ultravac mount for spraying.
    Have a friend w/ a Jrco electric and he has had motor & reostat
    problems. The Earthway is a lot less money than the Jrco and does
    a great job. ED
  4. Lesco paid $295

    called the "truckster"

    get the trailer hitch from Exmark and a flat peice of steel and you can have it mounted in 1/2 hour

    after you made your mount you can put it on and take it off in under a min.
  5. Kent Lawns

    Kent Lawns LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 870


    Buy the truckster one and replace that miseasble rope with their push-spreader lever and add a reostat.

    I have those spread-4-mower units and they're too weak, too wobbly and too finiky for everyday use.
  6. mowerman90

    mowerman90 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,491

    Lesco "Truckster" the most spreader for your buck!!!
  7. Lawn-Scapes

    Lawn-Scapes LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,810

    This truckster spreader... is it a front mount?

    $300 include everything you need...mounting hardware?

    Does it have a motor? What's a reostat?

    Is there something better for $100 more... $200 more?

  8. TSG

    My best advice is to go to Lesco and see for your self and figure how to mount on mower.

    But if you want to spend some money there is a spread 4 more I think Eric ELM has one

  9. Evan528

    Evan528 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,144

    LGF, Not getting enough sleep huh? ;)
  10. LES

    LES LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    :cool: Check out the Jrco Spreader. It's a nice spreader and the mounting bracket can be used for all different attachments. The tine dethatcher and leaf plows are awesome.

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