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Spreader Recommendation (Lesco vs. Earthway)

Discussion in 'Homeowner Assistance Forum' started by KevMel, May 20, 2006.

  1. KevMel

    KevMel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    I finally got sick of my Agri-Fab spreader gear jamming, so I gave it to my father-in-law and am now in search of a replacement. I THINK I've narrowed down my choice to either the Earthway C24SS 100# spreader or the 80# Lesco spreader. I read elsewhere on this site that the gear box on the Earthway jams unless you load it regularly with grease. - Given these 2 spreaders, I think I'm going to spend about $400 or so. Which would you recommend, or are there others that I should consider? - I usually like to buy things to last me a lifetime. I'm not a commercial landscaper, but I have a large house lot and I take care of my mother's house as well. - Any input would be welcome. Thanks in advance!:)
  2. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    Lesco...nuff said.
  3. greasy_gun

    greasy_gun LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 334

    i have a tow behind stainless steel earthway n luv it.
    i recall that lescos dont broadcast evenly
  4. Raven386

    Raven386 LawnSite Silver Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,169

    i can only speak for myself. but i would never think about buying another spreader besides a lesco. i have one and absolutley love it!
  5. mike lane lawn care

    mike lane lawn care LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,707

    i use a scotts speedy green 1000 about $18. :laugh: :laugh:
    what a piece of crap, but go with the lesco's i know people who have them and love them.
  6. KevMel

    KevMel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks guys! I pulled the trigger today on the Lesco. Now I won't be able to afford the fertilizer, but I'll have one heck of a spreader.:laugh:
  7. palawnman

    palawnman LawnSite Member
    from PA
    Messages: 159

    I have gone through Agri Fab and Earthway, please I bet of you, do not make the same mistakes as me, they were both a waste. I was trying to save a few bucks and figured that they would serve my pruposes, since I did not have alot of accounts for fert yet. It ended up costing me more, b/c the the amount that I paid for the AgriFab and earthway, I should have just gone straight to Lesco. Just my .02 Buy quality, so you dont have to buy quantity

  8. lawnmaniac883

    lawnmaniac883 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,613

    You will be happy with the lesco, it is one hell of a piece!

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