Upgrading TODAY... which has best value?

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by AL's, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. AL's

    AL's LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Upgrading broadcast spreader.

    BUYING ONE TODAY.

    Can't bring myself to pay nearly $500 for the lesco been looking on amazon see a couple of chapins in the $140 range.

    It doesn't have to be an 80 lb spreader either. I'd actually prefer a 50 lb.

    Whats everyone rocking? Recommendations appreciated.
     
  2. Digitaria Sanguinalis

    Digitaria Sanguinalis LawnSite Senior Member
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    how about a 50 lbs Lesco for around $250 at Site One
     
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  3. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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  4. AL's

    AL's LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Does it have edge guard and hopper cover?
     
  5. CrystalCreek

    CrystalCreek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There is a reason that LESCO ones are $500 and they are worth it. Copain are Chinese garbage. Didn't even last a season and we only used it for Lime. Our LESCO units have been going for almost a decade in some cases.
     
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  6. tcparker428

    tcparker428 LawnSite Member
    from NC
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    Do NOT waste your money on an Earthway. Buy the Lesco, it will save you in the long run
     
  7. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lesco are the longest lasting, I have one that is 25 years old and still going. If anyone wants a little wider better spread pattern on a Lesco push spreader I have something coming soon.
    It Held up great applying 2 pallets of mostly salt combo ice melts.
     
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  8. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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    Thanks for sharing Mr EfficiencyThumbs UpThumbs Up
    You run the 50 lb version ?
     
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  9. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Silver Member
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    We run lesco as well and wouldn't use anything else. Ours lasted for 15+ years until it was crushed by a tractor that wasn't properly tied down on a trailer.
     
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  10. Mr Efficiency

    Mr Efficiency LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No I dont have any lesco 50 lb spreaders or ever used one. I have 4 80lb lesco push spreaders that work except one of oldest ones needs a gear box now. Oldest one is just over 25 years old.
     
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