My $40 Scotts broadcast spreader is going to the trash heap, never
again will buy a Scotts product. This spreader is literally falling
apart and I have kept good care of it. I'm looking for a new walk
behind spreader that will last a few years and better quality. The
Lowes and Home Depot sell cheap spreaders (I guess that is what
sells), but we have a new Tracter Supply Co. store. My local choices
are limited as I am in a small town, anyone have comments on this one
for use on one acre of fescue lawn?
Pro Broadcast Spreader with rain cover 100# capacity 4404303 (sale
I think this brand is "Harvest" but not sure. If anyone has used this
one or similar I'd apprecte any comments.
I see basically unused spreaders, usually Scott's, at garage sales for
less than 5 bucks all the time. I'd never buy a new one- for the once a
year or so I use one, I consider it disposable. If it craps out beyond
what a hosedown and a few squirts of silicone on the moving parts will
fix, I'll set it out on the curb, and stop at a couple of garage sales.
OP, what are you spreading so often that you are wearing them out? I'd
only buy a commercial-grade spreader if I was doing lawns for a living.
I don't know. I've destroyed more than one with lime. It just trashes the gears.
Especially on units with exposed gears, but the gears get overloaded even on the
ones with covered gears. Replacing the "stirrer" with something smaller might
I've probably never had a unit last for 700# of lime. Maybe a drop spreader
would last longer for lime.
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