Who uses Lesco spreaders?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by jajwrigh, May 27, 2004.

  1. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    I am looking at the 80lb rotary spreader from lesco. The salesmen working there was trying to push me towards the stainless version. I am going to be using the spreader for organic fertilizers only and my question is, is there a difference in terms of durability between the black epoxy and the stainless?
  2. Hamons

    Hamons LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Go witht he stainless -- ther is not enough of a difference in price. Even if it lasted you 6 months longer it would be worth it.
  3. MrBarefoot

    MrBarefoot LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 515

    I went with the stainless also.

    Keep in mind that over time your business may change and you might find yourself needing a spreader for something other then organics.
  4. Comanski

    Comanski LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    Go with an Andersons spreader (formally Scotts). Much more durable. I use alot of Lesco products but their spreaders are junk IMHO.
  5. James Cormier

    James Cormier LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,217

    I have a few lesco spreaders, I have one highwheel stainless I bought in the spring of 1989, That speader is still in my truck today, ive just replaced the gears serveral times and a few sets of tires.

    I also let my father-in-law use it in the winter, he does commerical plowing and has been using it to spread rock salt, and other de-icers all winter long.

    That thing has done Millions of sqft over the last 15 years, has been at the bottom of a small pond, opps, and fallen off the back of the truck a few times.

    By far I have gotten the most for my money out of that spreader, she dosent get used quite as much now that the PG's are around
  6. KLR

    KLR LawnSite Member
    from Zone 6
    Messages: 171

    I agree, Andersons are superior to lescos
  7. lordohturf

    lordohturf LawnSite Member
    from SW OH
    Messages: 173

    I don't thing the Anderson spreader has a stainless frame.

    If you use it alot, plan on replacing the frame after about 2 or 3 years.

    The Lesco stainless will last for as long as you let it. Parts are easily available.
  8. TSM

    TSM LawnSite Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 707

    LOL, I've been waiting for WEEKS to get the little lock-washer that holds the agitator down. A tiny part that they charge $1.65.

    Finally went to Home Depot and just got some 'star' washers that work just as well for about $0.15
  9. Etlawn

    Etlawn LawnSite Member
    Messages: 52

    Dont have any exp. with Anderson spreader but I like the Lesco spreaders.... As long as you dont beat the thing to death it will last a long time for you....
  10. jajwrigh

    jajwrigh LawnSite Bronze Member
    Male, from Martinsville, IN
    Messages: 1,405

    What did you guys end up paying for the stainless model?

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