Model # P20-500BH

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Brinly-Hardy 50 lb. Capacity Push Broadcast Spreader
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Brinly-Hardy

50 lb. Capacity Push Broadcast Spreader

  • Premium broadcast push spreader
  • 50 lb. capacity poly hopper
  • 12 in. x 3 in. pneumatic turf tread tires
$128.46 /each

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The Brinly P20-500BH premium push spreader offers unmatched value in an all-season spreader. The P20-500BH broadcast lawn spreader holds 50 lbs. of lawn fertilizer, grass seed, snow and ice-melt agents or other granular materials, and is the right choice for homeowners with 1/4 to 1/2 half acre lots. The P20-500BH spreader includes a powder coated spreader hopper frame, enclosed gears, and large turf tread pneumatic tires that deliver long-lasting durability. Additional features include adjustable height handles to support your ergonomic working height, positive on / off (no cables to break), and standard hopper screen to break up large clumps of granular material. The Brinly 50 lb. push spreader is the right tool to help create a great looking lawn.

  • 50 lb. capacity hopper is ideal for smaller lawns to spread seed, fertilizer in the spring/summer and ice-melt agents in the winter
  • Heavy-duty poly hopper won’t dent, rust, or crack
  • Fully-enclosed gear box and stainless steel interior hardware, shaft, and agitator inhibits corrosion and provides long-lasting durability
  • Easy-to-reach calibration controls and factory-calibrated settings ensures spreading accuracy to help minimize waste
  • Standard hopper screen helps keep large clumps of materials out of hopper to improve material flow
  • Large 12 in. x 3 in. pneumatic turf tread tires for increased traction and long lasting durability

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Is there settings conversion information for the various popular lawn fertilizers?

Asked by: Transporter
yes it's in the directions.
Answered by: George
Date published: 2016-10-24

This looks exactly like the Earthway 2150 spreader. It even has the same features. Are they the same spreader?

Asked by: mike
Hi Mike, Brinly Hardy Co does not manufacture the Earthway Spreaders. We Manufacture the Brinly, some John Deere, and Spyker Spreaders. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us at customerservice@brinly.com Brinly Hardy Team
Answered by: BrinlyCustomerService
Date published: 2016-11-14

Is this product Made in the USA?

Asked by: sfeisal
Hi Sfeisal, Yes we manufacture all Brinly Hardy units right out of Jeffersonville Indiana. Brinly-Hardy Co.
Answered by: BrinlyCustomerService
Date published: 2016-04-21

Can I use this spreader for ice melts/salt?

Can I use this spreader for ice melts/salt?
Asked by: Jenny
Hi Jenny, Yes this unit can be used for ice melts and bag material salt. If you have any other questions please contact us at 877-728-8224 Brinly Hardy Team
Answered by: BrinlyCustomerService
Date published: 2017-01-09
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50 lb. Capacity Push Broadcast Spreader is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 35.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This replaced a 43 year old Cyclone spreader. Was a huge step up. It was backordered and then s... This replaced a 43 year old Cyclone spreader. Was a huge step up. It was backordered and then shipped missing a couple of parts, but after all is said and done, I'm very happy with it.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I grew up in a family owned tractor/farm equipment business and must say I'm reasonably impressed... I grew up in a family owned tractor/farm equipment business and must say I'm reasonably impressed with this model. Good quality for a fair price. Fast shipping to my door, including all parts for easy assembly. Works flawlessly. I purchased this mainly to spread ice melt and bagged salt... and it does a wonderful job! The 3 ports in the bottom of the hopper are pretty good sized and will allow for small to fairly large medium broadcasting. Rate control works very smooth, as does the gearbox etc. Nice rubber, independently turning pneumatic tires on strong looking plastic rims for lite weight. One wheel is pinned with a bolt through the axle to drive the gearbox mounted on the axle. The other wheel freely rolls independently making it easy to turn on the proverbial dime without wasting media if you desire or find need. Overall weight assembled is advertised as 26 lbs empty. No more than the average bag of ice melt or seed you'll be picking up to put in it, so the point is it's lite enough for the majority of folks to pick up or lift as needed when empty. Assuming all are the same, the left wheel on mine is pinned so turning to your left (counter clockwise) in a tight spot or end-of-run won't throw media out yonder where you may not want or need it. If you need to make tight right turns for whatever reason, you'll have to be smart and keep the left wheel elevated so as not to spread/waste media if the situation calls for it. You could purchase the side deflector kit which mounts on the left side but strikes me as overall pointless, or at best limiting in it's overall use. Why a one-side deflector Brinly? You need to offer a 3-sided deflector kit like your competitor does, without gouging our pockets as they do. Speaking of which, the Earthway 60166R 3-sided deflector kit will fit this Brinly model as they're virtually identical in design with minor internal differences. For simplicity sake regarding assembly, all you really need is a couple of small crescent wrenches. A short stubby #3 Phillips screw driver to snug up the hopper and gearbox screws just as a common sense precaution. Don't get mean with them Magilla Gorilla, just check that they're snug. Seriously, anybody with a brain can assemble this in 10-15 minutes out of the box. After assembly, be sure to check and hand tighten every nut, bolt, and screw because they aren't super tight from the factory and may be a little less than ideally snug. Don't over tighten or you might crush the portion of the frame the bolt is going through. Once you've gone over it, take it out and try it to see how well it works! Even if out of season for your intended use, this thing would probably sling pea-gravel, although I wouldn't recommend that because the added weight of pea-gravel hitting the plastic spreader wheel will certainly wear it down fast and likely make the gearbox work harder than designed. It does what it says on the box very well. Clean it after each use and it should likely last for many years. Replacement parts are available if needed.... unless of course you “do” intend to spread pea-gravel! If that's the case, I suggest you start looking for dump trucks and graders ;-). I guarantee if your used to those cheaply made rip offs at your local department store or lawn care company (or never owned one and simply on the fence), you'll like this one and never buy another cheap one. You generally get what you pay for folks. Spend a little and enjoy using a decent good quality tool. That said, I highly recommend this spreader for the money. Enjoy!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Well built, but questionable application I purchased the Brinly P20-500BH after wearing out a Scotts Pro Edgeguard spreader. The Brinly was easy to assemble. The Brinly is well constructed for the price and sturdy enough to handle 50 lbs of pelletized lime. The pneumatic tires are great. This spreader is a good value; there are a couple name-brand spreaders that look identical the Brinly, but cost significantly more. The big problem I have with the Brinly is the application of fertilizer. The first problem is the application rate. An application rate chart is provided in the manual. The 2013 Rev. D manual came with my spreader; the manual available at the Brinly website is an older 2010 Rev. B version. For the Lesco and Scotts products I used in 2015, less than half had exact matches in the application rate chart. So I used the recommended rates for the closed Lesco or Scotts products I could find. The Lesco fertilizers went on light (see explanation below) and the Scotts went on heavy based on experience with my old Scotts spreader. I have seen three recommendations to resolve this problem. 1. Call Brinly. I never tried this; but I would be pleasantly shocked to find out their phone lines are manned on Saturday and Sunday. 2. Calculate the application rate based on the desired lbs/1000 square feet. This seems useless based on the fact that for a "15" flow control setting in the Brinly application rate chart the corresponding lbs/1000 square feet rate varies from 2.3 to 7.0 depending on the product. 3. Apply light, but make two passes. Sorry, I am using a broadcast spreader to get the job done quickly. The other problem I have with the application is the hopper openings becoming partially blocked, causing the fertilizer to be applied lightly. I make every effort to break-up clumped fertilizer. Brinly's screen on top of the hopper is great help with this. But the thee holes in the bottom of the hopper are smaller than those in the top screen, so small clumps can partially block the bottom holes. I found this particularly troublesome with the Lesco fertilizers because of their larger grain size. It is not easy to clear the bottom holes when you have a hopper full of fertilizer. I can guess the suggested solution for this will be to not have any clumps in the fertilizer; good luck with that anywhere it becomes humid. This would be a 5-star product, if it had one large hole in the bottom of the hopper instead of three small holes, and if Brinly posted up-to-date application rates on their website.
Date published: 2016-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I will NEVER use those cheap Spreaders again! (looking at you Sc*tts) Well worth the cost compared to the lower priced push spreaders in the $40-$80 range. I got this on sale for $149 but worth the value even at prices seen up to $180. Built with similar materials to Earthway 2150 which retails a bit more ($180-$200+). I did a lot of research and found this Brinly Model P20-500BH to be the best bang for the buck. After first use I am thrilled with this purchase. I have approx. 15,000 sq foot lawn around my house with hills as well as drop offs around the perimeter in the front (so when I am along edges on parts of my yard, the spreader is pitched a little sideways at a 25-30 degree angle). Pro's Pneumatic tires made a huge difference in ease of use. Prior spreaders were a workout, particularly around sloped edges and hills. Also, unlike plastic 'tires' that collect fertilizer and then deposits clumps that lead to burn lines/patches, these tires do not interfere with the fertilizer distribution at all. On/off control far superior. No more over-fertilizing. The cheap models don't work as well at this - never knew what I was missing. Pushing the handle to off means immediately off. Also, easy to lock in your setting for accuracy. Cheaper spreaders don't stop dropping fertiziler as cleanly making turning at end of pass somewhat harried. With this model you don't have to worry about over-fertilizing the end of each pass. Simply turn off as you reach end, turn spreader around into next pass. TIP: be sure to start walking prior to turning back on for even distribution. Center, round (verticle) bucket style on the Brinly versus more wide (horizontal) rectangular storage bin makes it way easier to maneuver. I'm sure the tires help too, but the cheaper, rectangle shaped fertilizer compartments always felt unstable, particularly on sloped parts of my lawn, and when full were simply more work pushing around the yard. Arrived mostly assembled (only had to attach handle). Took < 2 minutes to attach handle plus another 10-15 to calibrate knob that controls rate of fertilizer distribution. Cons - minor annoyances - not really anything significant. The metal numerical guide settings plate arrived slightly bent (was easily able to straighten using large vice grip pliers). Not sure if due to shipping or how packaged but this is why 4 bars for Quality. I use Lebanon ProScape fertilizer products and settings number for Lebanon not in the manual or on the Brinly website (and this Brinly model not listed on the Lebanon website). Was able to approximate setting based on settings on a similar model but wish Brinly included Lebanon products to its spreader settings on its website. I really only have to calculate this once for each Lebanon product and save the results so it is not a huge Con but wish I could just grab the bag and go. Bottom line - if you are looking to upgrade your spreader, I highly recommend the Brinly P20-500BH model. Even considering higher price I give it 5 stars.
Date published: 2016-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the extra cost. I've had the low cost type of spreaders for years. They worked, but not like the kind you see the lawn care companies use. I now I have one of those. No more dragging plastic wheels, uneven spray patterns or controls that do not open and close properly. I spent quite some time researching different models. I read the reviews. I have not experienced the issues others reported. I received it in short time. It was in perfect condition. It's simple to assemble and works great. I have a little getting use to it, as it's quite different than the lower cost, smaller models. I'm happy with my decision to purchase this unit and would recommend it.
Date published: 2015-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from this is it I don't mind paying extra for quality. The spreaders in the store were flimsy and had small plastic wheels. This one looks like a pro model. The large rubber wheels make it much easier to push. It was online only but Home Depot had free shipping and it came in three days. Almost easier than going to the store.
Date published: 2016-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality ...Quality....Quality It is a magnificent easily assembled rotary spreader made in the USA with replaceable parts.....what more could you ask......
Date published: 2016-05-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Weak Link In Product Design Showed Up During Shipping Upon opening the box, I found small pieces of plastic in the bottom of the box. When preparing to assemble the spreader, I noticed the metal axle was resting on the metal fork and a plastic bushing (part #38) was out of position on the axle. The small pieces of plastic in the bottom of box was the "lip" of this bushing. This "lip" is so thin, it is not surprising that it could break during shipping. Rather than opting to order a replacement part, I chose to return the item because, if I receive the exact same bushing, I would not expect it to last. When this part breaks during use, the metal axle will be spinning on a metal fork. I would expect this type of part to be on a $50 spreader not a $129 spreader.
Date published: 2015-01-10
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