Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 89
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by IOU2 Good product, but not right for my lawn
This would be fine if I had an open lawn, however mine has several sidewalks to cross over. We found out the hard way that crossing the concrete with the tines down will bend the tines. With the added weight of concrete blocks, it takes two of us to raise it for the transport mode; meaning one of us getting on and off the mower while the other follows to help raise and lower the hopper. One thing I wish is that the spreader worked without having to use the aerator function, the aerator/tines drive the spreader feed. As I said, if I had a wide open lawn to work I'd be happier with this product.
May 10, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BadgerDan Very poor investment
I have approximately two acres of mowing and this is one reason I purchased this product as it appeared to be the best of both worlds - aerating and spreading. Big mistake! This piece of junk worked for about a 1/2 acre of spreading and then completely stopped dropping grass seed regardless of how high or low I set the spread rate. I find it absolutely astounding how a product of such poor quality made it through product testing by the manufacturer and by Home Depot. HD's procurement staff obviously require additional product quality training. Of course, shame on me for being an idiot buying this thing. This is a true caveat emptor product, so homeowners, DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!
May 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GT Back to the drawing board
I bought it at 10:30 this morning, took it home, put it together in approximately 35-45 minutes and by 1pm I had already returned it. The parts sheet was easy to follow and putting it together was fairly simple but as soon as I started using it the chain popped off. I was able to force it back on twice but the design is extremely cheap and would not stay on the sprocket. The side wall it's welded to flexes and the sprocket can't support the heavy gauge chain. If it had an adjustment feature for the sprocket, it could be tightened to the correct tightness and would probably work a little better. If the sprocket and/ or the side wall that it's welded to was thicker, the heavy duty chain they give you would stay in place. So, it took 40ish minutes to build it then 30 seconds and 15' of grass to tear it down. "GARBAGE"
May 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DCinRVA Decent enough
I read a few horror stories on here prior to purchasing, about the spreader being damaged in shipping. The box was banged up pretty good in transit and a part was sticking out when I got home, but luckily, nothing was damaged. Then I read about how difficult it was for one person to assemble. I did it by myself 2 weeks after knee surgery so it wasn't impossible. Cumbersome maybe but do-able. The product itself is an excellent idea. Spreading and aerating at the same time. Tip: Slow your roll!! Decrease your speed and you will get much better results. It's time us Americans slowed down a bit anyway.
I recommend this product.
April 26, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Don't make the mistake I made
This thing sucks - you don't want it.
First of all, no matter how you set it, the first time it bounces it goes to 'wide open'
Second is the overall bad design. The wheels are held on with a three-nut, 4 washer solution which means that the right-side tire has a propensity to spin itself off. I found that out the hard way.
It doesn't hold more than 30 pounds of seed at a time, meaning that if you're buying this for a large lawn, you're going to be spending your time refilling it and rebuilding it.
Finally, it's so light that it doesn't "aerate" on its own weight, so you're going to waste a lot of seed
March 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tbrad Convenient dual purpose product.
Assembly was not too difficult - but watch those tines! They are sharp. Getting the distribution settings right is difficult since every lawn and every seed/fertilizer is different. I recommend a test run before you just take off. The manual outlines a method. Only thing lacking is a way to add weight, so the tines penetrate consistently. As seed runs out the cuts get shallower. I will try to rig something next time, but it would be nice if it were engineered into the product. Don't put heavy weights directly into the distribution bin! As the seed runs out, they will mess up the metal plates that turn at the bottom. I found this out the hard way.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toni aerator spreader
works well, has various setting for spreader, good weight, easy to put together
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky Great BUY !!
Very nice, for the ave. home owner should last a life time. Very easy to put together.
April 26, 2016