Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 51
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GAHeel 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 hermie 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 bigfox 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 aaron 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 sally1957 Well made,built to last
Well pleased and a good price and free shipping that was fast
October 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bryanzzz 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Valeria Good spreader if you get all the parts
Disappointed in whoever packed this spreader as parts were missing.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JasonH Excellent Build Quality and professional strength that will last
I hesitate a tad to give this 5 stars for one small but impactful reason. When you have the tiller open and the tractor moving, this thing kicks butt. It sprays about 4 feet in each direction. However, when you stop to pick something up or move an object and don't remember to turn the spreader to the off position, it continues to drop as you are standing still. I did this a few times before realizing and in those spots, I burned my lawn. The adjustment lever is too far from my tractor to activate or deactivate while sitting on the mower. The best way to avoid burning the lawn is to move as many obstacles out of the way prior to spreading and if you need to get off the mower for any reason, immediately deactivate the spreader by pulling the lever to the off position. With that said, this is an extremely well-made piece of equipment and it is industrial strength. I received many compliments on it and my neighbor wants to borrow it. I look forward to seeding with this in the fall. So far, I have just applied summer guard.
August 16, 2016