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What's a good push spreader?

Discussion in 'Fertilizer Application' started by Sunset LC, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,709

    I had a chance to look upclose at an Earthway today at
    Underneath there are adjustment slides that have about 6 notches to partially close off the left or right holes for pattern adjustment. Control knob is on the left so most of us can keep our right hand on the pushing handle.

    The large premium model has a sort of dashboard with cable-operated controls so that the pattern can be adjusted on the fly. Has anyone used this spreader and adjustment? Does it work well?
  2. haybaler

    haybaler LawnSite Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 511

    I'm looking at Shindaiwa RS76. I figure if I'm not spreading salt I can get away with powder coat frame. Any experience??
  3. SonoranScapes

    SonoranScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    I'm looking at getting a rs76 also, I think I'm just going to get the stainless one though (not much price difference IMO). Is it a single hole or triple?
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  4. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,408

    I use the lesco (50 lb) spreader. They are small and well balanced, they last a long time, they are fairly inexpensive and they don't take up too much room in the trucks. If I need 80 lbs to do an app, I will be using a ride on!
  5. SonoranScapes

    SonoranScapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 36

    A ride on would be nice, but I don't have a need for it.
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  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Messages: 5,954

    This is my favorite spreader. Light weight and has a nice spread. Been using it 3 years with absolutely no failures. :usflag:
  7. Exact Rototilling

    Exact Rototilling LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,378

    The stainless model Riggle mentioned with a 50# hopper us flexible since one can pour left over fert into a tote etc.

    On any of the none stainless frames [painted or powder coated] I'd advise spraying down joints and hardware areas with WD40 at a minimum.
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  8. ringahding

    ringahding LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 611

    LESCO...i think we paid $400, but it also came with the extension that allows for more fertilizer.. but we never use it. Actually use it on our ride-on spreader for granular...Don't go the cheap route, been there and I ain't goin back

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