Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 37
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Grandpa Spreader
This is a good spreader BUT, the bin needs to be redesigned to allow all of the product to easily flow down to the bottom in order to exit. Too much gets hung up on the sides of the spreader bin and you have to stop the tractor/mower several times, get off and manually push the product down to the exit hole. A larger agitation pin would help too but that alone would not solve the problem.
Could you design an insert to place in the bottom of the bin to correct the problem in my spreader? It is a problem irritating enough that I would even pay a LITTLE extra to get one.
An almost satisfied customer.
July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by doberman44 Big spreader
Assembly was easy, the fan had one of the fins broken upon opening the box, I called the brinly-hardy number from the manual and they sent me a new one no questions asked. The tub on this holds a ton of seed, don't be fooled by the pics. It was way bigger than I thought once I opened it. It worked good and threw the seed out great, just make sure it isn't too windy or the seed will blow out the bottom even faster.
April 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jb Very good product
Delivery was prompt but was received received damaged call the manufacturer and explain the problem there are support was excellent and replace the damaged part it was somewhat difficult to assemble but it works very good
April 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FixingInHburg Simple. Sturdy. Gets the job done.
I'm a professional, and I manage an apartment complex and put my equipment through its paces to do my job, and this spreader keeps up. I contract out for major plowing, but have found that pre-salting saves me a lot of time and headache when it snows. I had another brand, also older, that was here when I arrived and finally gave out; after which I went with the Brinley, and I'm happy I did!
As a side note, Brinley also makes a brand called "Spyker" which has the same overall features with the exception of a stainless model.
All to say, I am very happy. This is the second major Brinley purchase I have made for my grounds care equipment, I'm sure they'll be more!
November 29, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by wlitttle49 Just simply outstanding
I have looked long and hard for a decent tow behind spreader and this is the best I have ever seen at this price level. This is a good company that has been in the light weight implement business for a long time and I see why after buying this. Very nice piece of equipment.
June 23, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BrianInOttawa Brinly Spreader Review
Item arrived before due date (good). Assembly was relatively easy although it sometimes took some mental and physical effort to properly align the components so that they resembled the drawings. As stated in other reviews, I liked the fact that components were packaged in the order that they were used. The one recommendation that I would suggest is including something to protect exposed metal from the corrosive effect of fertilizer and salt. I applied some grease to these components even though I know that most of it will likely be lost with use but hopefully it will mean that nuts will come off more easily if they have to be removed at some future date.
I still have not applied my fall fertilizer so can't comment on performance yet.
November 14, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gottabdook Quality construction. Not totally pleased with spreading action.
Had trouble fitting the pin through the axle and hub during assembly. The two would not line up properly. Had to expand the hole in the hub a slight amount to get them to line up. Added about 30 minutes to the assembly process, which otherwise would have been easy, with excellent instructions. The lever that opens the spreader does not work exceptionally well, wanting to vibrate closed, especially at lower settings. Had to attach a bungee cord to hold onto to keep tension on the lever so it would stay open. Did not get even application because of this. These issues aside, the spreader is very sturdy and well consructed.
June 26, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by RetiredGuy Good but not great quality
Some parts are really sturdy, some not. Tips over easily when a full load is used. Transmission drive slips sometimes when a full load is used causing nylon gearing to wear and need replacing. Adjustment for rate does not hold even when tightened a lot. Adjustment lever has a tendency to close when in use. Hitch assembly is thin metal and distorts very easily.
However, it is the best product on the market for the price and replacement parts are relatively inexpensive. I think you could build one by ordering the parts separately and come out about the same price as the whole unit kit, not typical for most things.
October 9, 2013