Spreader suggestions.

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by cajuncutter, May 26, 2004.

  1. cajuncutter

    cajuncutter LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 626

    Ok I know some of you will say do a search, and I did. I guess it is the lazyness in me,who knows:rolleyes: . Anyway I do not want to spend more than 200 bucks on a decent spreader. I have been using the LESCO and I liked it but I am not comming off 475 smackaroos to Fert. 25 yards give or take 5. I was using one that a buddy of mine has and recently we had a misunderstanding. Even though I payed for half the frame to be replaced with stainless steal parts I am not going to bother trying to use it any more. I get mixed results on peoples reaction to the Earthway spreaders, which I have been eye balling. The 2170 looks to be a good spreader, in the pictures anyway. Could some of you fellas point me in the right direction?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. turf78

    turf78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    $299.00 and $329.00 on 2 models of the 80 lb LESCO unit.
  3. TurfProSTL

    TurfProSTL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 693

    I sold many Earthway spreaders (in one of my past lives), mostly to smaller operators. Check out that 2170 before you purchase it, namely the sturdiness of the handle bar and supports. Is this something that will get you through 25 lawns 4 -6 times a season? A better choice might be the smaller-hopper but definitely sturdier C-22.

    This is all provided that you intend to stay small-scale on the fertilizing end of the business. If you're planning to grow this end of the business, pay the extra for a Lesco spreader. You'll get many seasons of use out of it, with minimal maintenance.

    I think that you will be replacing the 2170 next spring or following. It's designed more for a single commercial site doing a few applications per year, IMO.
  4. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    If you can't make enough money to make up the difference of approx. $129 between a Lesco and a lesser spreader with 25 yards there is something wrong. If your Lesco store is asking $475, something is wrong there too! Should be no more than $350.
  5. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    I was thinking too that the price seemed kind of high from lesco
  6. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    I bought a couple of the Earthway spreaders about 5 years ago. One is totally shot and the other is about to rust apart. These have seen alot of fert and deicer go thru them. I paid $125 and $90 for each. I wont be buying anymore though, as we bought the Scotts 100 lbs one thats all stainless and super duty and should last 20 years. The Scotts was about $500.
  7. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    do you have a picture of that stainless one from Scotts?
  8. specialtylc

    specialtylc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,656

    No I dont have a pic of the Scotts . But its a real nice unit.
  9. jws3

    jws3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

  10. williamslawn

    williamslawn LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Messages: 202

    You can rent one from Lesco

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