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Agri-Fab SmartSpreader 130 lb. Tow Spreader
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Agri-Fab

SmartSpreader 130 lb. Tow Spreader

$155.80 /each

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With a commercial-grade gearbox and easy-set controls, the Agri-Fab , Smart Spreader 130 lb. Tow Spreader is designed to be towed by a lawn tractor in order to spread ice melt, fertilizer and seed up to a 12 ft. spread width. The spreader holds up to 130 lb. of product and features a hitch that is compatible with most lawn tractors.

  • Holds up to 130 lb. of seed, fertilizer and ice melt for performance flexibility
  • Commercial-grade gearbox with aluminum-beveled gear for durability
  • Pneumatic tires provide great maneuverability
  • Up to a 12 ft. spread width for relaible coverage
  • Hitch fits most lawn tractors for near universal compatibility
  • 3 year limited warranty

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What is height of hitch, and does spreader have a solid steel axle?

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March 19, 2013
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October 25, 2016
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Approx. 10" and yes.
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July 8, 2014
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The hitch stands level at 12 inches, and yes, it has a solid axle.
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June 4, 2013
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Yes on solid axle...would guess hitch is about 18" height but really not too sensitive as higher or lower it would just sit tilted a bit.
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Texas, USA
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May 15, 2013
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Hitch adjusted easily to my tractor mower, and the axle is solid steel.
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March 19, 2013
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I have a John Deere 455 diesel lawn tractor and it hitches up just fine. It does have a solid steel axle, aprroximately 5/8 inch thick.
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how large of product can be spread, compost? horse manure?

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May 31, 2013
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Holden, MA
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April 27, 2016
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Fertilizer and seed. Salt is possible as well. Compost would pack down in the hopper and will not come out due to it moisture content.
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NO. no compost or manure. It is made for seed and granular type of fertilizer.
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June 4, 2013
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No, could only spread pelletized product...agitator is just a large Clevis pin. Anything not dry and in a pellet would clog.
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May 31, 2013
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Thank you for your interest in Agri-Fab Broadcast Spreaders. All of our spreaders are designed for use with lawn and garden fertilizers, grass seed, granular herbicide and ice melt. They are not designed for compost or horse manure.
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Is there an optional walk behind handle for small or hard to reach areas?

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August 16, 2016
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This doesn't come with a walk behind handle. However, they do make this model in that style so it might be possible to buy the extra parts. You can see where the handle would be attached.
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April 27, 2016
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Dear Steve - Thank you for inquiring about the SmartSpreader for your lawn care needs. At this time Agri-Fab does not have a method to change a tow spreader to a push option. We do, however sell a deflector, reference the 45-0502 spreader, that will cut down the spread pattern. If you are interested in this option or have additional questions please contact the Agri-Fab customer care team at 800-448-9282 Read More
Dear Steve - Thank you for inquiring about the SmartSpreader for your lawn care needs. At this time Agri-Fab does not have a method to change a tow spreader to a push option. We do, however sell a deflector, reference the 45-0502 spreader, that will cut down the spread pattern. If you are interested in this option or have additional questions please contact the Agri-Fab customer care team at 800-448-9282 Monday- Friday between 7 am to 5 pm CST for assistance. Read Less
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No, there is not. I personally use a walk behind drop spreader for tight areas or edge of gardens where I want to control where the seed / fertilizer ends up.
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Will this broadcast sand for winter work?

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Yes, but you may find the distribution to be not ideally uniform across the width of the spread.
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It should
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January 13, 2016
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Dear Nemo - Thank you for inquiring about an Agri-Fab broadcast spreader for your winter needs. Yes, the 130 lb. push broadcast spreader can be used for salt, ice melt and dry sand. I would recommend the model 45-0502 which is the same 130 lb. push spreader, but includes a grate, hopper cover and deflector to work better in the winter.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 54 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Gearbox malfunctioned After one use, the gearbox malfunctioned. I used it to spread Amdro fire ant bait over about 1 acre. It worked fine for that. Yesterday, I tried to put down some pre-emergent herbicide. The flywheel, or whatever it's called, in the bottom of the spreader will spin, but the "thrower" device only spins intermittently. If I get out and kick it, or jerk the mower back and forth, roughly, a couple of times, the gears will re-engage and the granules get kicked out like they're supposed to. I rode around half my yard yesterday not realizing that the thrower part wasn't spinning, resulting in a narrow line of herbicide about 3 inches wide being distributed in my yard, instead of the 8-10 feet spread radius you're supposed to get. October 14, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by excellant purchase for my needs the product was easy to assemble. The right size spreader for my acreage. Very versatile behind my garden tractor October 18, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by did not like, wheels came with air valve pushed into wheel, didn't even assemble the spreader, returned it and purchased the agri-fab 175. October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by I bought this to spread clover seed and fertilizer on a 10 acre field. It minimally served the purpose but was not what I would call a precise or accurate machine. It is fairly durable and a decent product for the price and a fair value for its price range. However, if you are serious about getting a precise distribution or highly accurate application rate you'll need to look to a different category of product. The spreader comes with clear assembly instructions and takes about 60 minutes to assemble completely. The quality of the parts is fairly good with the exception of the lever control housing, which is made of metal too thin/light for the stress this unit endures in a field environment (in my case it bent/warped on the outer side of the lever channel after 1 hour of use spreading on rough ground; it still works but is not perfectly aligned). The lever return spring is also barely strong enough for the intended duty. Despite attempts to adjust the tension, the lever needed to be manually pulled forward to the stop position when distributing. It would also be nice if the hitch was adaptable to different pull mechanisms, or at least had the ability to adapt to different pull heights of the operating vehicle. I had to rig an adapter to get it to pull level behind my lawn tractor (pull height was about 2" too high for my hitch). The wheels, axle, frame, and hopper are all sturdy and very serviceable. The distribution rate per unit of travel is pretty uniform, although the distribution of small seeds for me (inoculated clovers) was not even, with significantly more volume going to the left than to the right on each pass, despite attempts to correct this by adjusting hopper flow rates and changing vehicle speeds. The casual large lawn/garden user that can tolerate a moderate lack of precision and uniformity may find this product serviceable, but for me it wasn't capable of an accurate seed or fertilizer distribution for light duty agricultural applications over multiple acres of pasture ground. October 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Hard to empty product from hopper doesn't flow easly out when reaches certin point. I had to stop several times to move material down the sides so it would flow out opening. Needs better design to get material to keep flowing until hopper is empty! Quality rating is based on sturdiness of the product. October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good Value, Bad packaging Once assembled this spreader worked great. It was stable and easy to use. Hardware packaging is ridiculous, everything is just tossed into one bag and takes about twenty minutes just to sort out what is what. October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Very easy to use October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bought to spread fertilizer and plant food plots Good spreader for the money, for guys or gals planting food plots I would recommend. The opening will adjust wide enough to plant oats...some spreaders with 3 or more holes at discharge have a hard time with large seed. Shuts off completely, could probably throw clover seed and other small seeds....with discharge adjusted properly during assembly. Tow slow over turned land, could tip over, I had no problem with hopper half full. Over my years...planting food plots primarily this may be the best I have purchased. Note, plastic covering gearbox...I drilled a small hole into plastic housing to be able to spray lithium grease on gears without disassembly, cover hole with duct tape to make maintenance easy. August 11, 2016
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