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

SmartSpreader 130 lb. Tow Spreader

$159.54 /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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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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July 8, 2014
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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

SmartSpreader 130 lb. Tow Spreader is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 59.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed in the spreader quality Purchased this spreader believing that agri-fab would be a quality product. It is the same quality standard as many products on the market these days. Very cheap plasticky product. The price and value do not match. Assembly using the instructions was a challenge, instructions were ok, but hardware listing did not match actual hardware sizes for the bolts. Missing hardware and had to contact agri-fab for additional hardware. Hardware listed as "bearings" is really cheap plastic bushings. Given all the cheap parts to assemble the longevity of this product will be very limited.
Date published: 2016-09-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This product is more than I thought it would be. Assembly was no problem and parts are excellent ... This product is more than I thought it would be. Assembly was no problem and parts are excellent quality. The spreader worked fine on the first use, except it did not empty completely. There was, about, 2 ups of material left in the hopper. I have an X2 Cub Cadet and the hitcher sits a little low.I think reversing the hitch assembly, on the spreader, will give me the extra height I need. Overall it is an excellent piece of equipment.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I received spreader as promised. Took me about 1.5 hours to assemble. I did disassembled the gear... I received spreader as promised. Took me about 1.5 hours to assemble. I did disassembled the gear box and applied some all-purpose grease to the gears and reassembled it no problem. Have only used it a couple times so far. Cleaned it after use with water and allowed to dry. We'll see how it works in the future.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tow behind spreader! The fertilizer tow behind spreader was very easy to assemble. The setting for the flow of the fertilizer was very accurate. The hopper is a good size and empties well. I covered over half an acre in just a few minutes compared to the hour it took me with my push spreader.
Date published: 2016-07-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2016-10-04
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