Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by rixtag, Nov 1, 2001.

  1. rixtag

    rixtag LawnSite Senior Member
    from Lehi Ut
    Messages: 280

    I need to buy a new fertilizer spreader and I only have $100.00.

    I don't have access to a Lesco.

    I need something that gets used 5-6 times a year and I need something that parts are easy to get if needed. I have decided that the Scott's spreader is only good for Scott's product and I want to step up.
    I need to know brand, model # if possible and what you paid and where.

  2. Craig Turf Management

    Craig Turf Management LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 354

    Are you going to use your spreader 5-6 times per year forever, or do you plan to expand your business someday and do a ton of applications? I'm not pushing the Lesco spreader,although they are built great. Save your pennies, and buy yourself a commercial duty spreader. If you aren't buying the Lesco brand simply because you don't have a dealer nearby, I see them for sale at Home Depot here in Charlotte. Under 250.00 I think.
  3. GLS

    GLS LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,185

    Since your like me an rarely use a spreader, I just bought a cheap $60 one with pneumatic wheels. It handles pretty well being that it's not commercial or nothin.
  4. TJLC

    TJLC LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    I'm probally going to get shot for this but I use a chest type spreader from Earthway. I have alot of slopes and rough terain and a push spreader didn't do very well when I tried it. The chest spreader is heavy to carry but for me it works well. I think it was between $80.00 and $100.00.
  5. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    as long as it works. im sure nobody will shoot you over that though:D
  6. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    Just wondering why this thread on FERTILIZER spreaders got moved to Pesticide apps?


    Disclaimer: ain't gonna say it.......
  7. Well, JJ Lawn/ Jim. I'm going to give you the discription of this forum.

    "Discuss the pesticide and fertilizer application side of the business here."

    It is listed under the "Name" of this forum.

    Now back to the topic.

    I use a earthway chest speader every chance I get when I'm not using a ride on spreader. Pushing a 100# + spreader is hell so the chest spreader works great.
  8. JJ Lawn

    JJ Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 350

    It might be nice to change to title of the forum to reflect fertilizer also, as you can see there is no mention of fertilizer in the title of the forum in the scroll window at the bottom of the page, nor is it in the title at the top. Kind of confusing.


    Disclaimer : Well, my fault for not reading the description, which I am sure you enjoyed pointing out to me.
  9. Yes Jim I did enjoy it.:D LOL

    You brought up a good point that I was thinking too when I read your post. I will suggest it for you, if that's fine with you.
  10. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Messages: 3,485

    Rick, if you are wanting to "step-up" and stay under $100.00 what are you using now and how are you calabrating you applications?

    As Bill stated, Home Depot sells the non-stainless version of the Lesco spreader for $180.00 or so. They also sell the Agri-Fab spreaders for $130.00, those would be my first choices.

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