John Deere 50 lb. Push Broadcast Spreader-LP21785 - The Home Depot

John Deere

Model # LP21785

Internet # 202819020

50 lb. Push Broadcast Spreader

John Deere 50 lb. Push Broadcast Spreader

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$159.00 / each


Model # LP21785

Internet # 202819020

John Deere’s versatile 50 lb. Push Spreader is perfect for year-round use. Great for spreading seed, fertilizer and lawn chemicals in the warmer month or for spreading sand, ice melt and other melting agents in the winter months. The durable polyethylene hopper and fully enclosed gearbox ensure optimal performance and long life. The adjustable, ergonomic T-handle and large 12 in. semi-pneumatic tires were designed to make your spreading job smoother and more comfortable. And with the ability to cover approximately 15,000 sq. ft. in one pass, you can get the job done in fewer passes.

  • 50 lb. polypropolyene hopper capacity
  • Adjustable flow system
  • Fully enclosed gear box for long life
  • 12 in. semi-pneumatic turf tread tires for easy rolling
  • Easily assembles in less than 15 minutes
  • Steel frame
  • Maximum spread of 12 ft., minimum spread of 4 ft.

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Assembled Depth (in.)  40 in  Assembled Height (in.)  37 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  22.5 in  Product Height (in.)  37 
Product Length (in.)  40  Product Width (in.)  22.5 
Spread width (in.)  12 
Material  Polyethylene  Product Weight (lb.)  27 lb 
Returnable  90-Day  Spreader type  Broadcast 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty  2 Year 


Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice product should be stocked in stores Product met expectations Much better than in store cheap spreaders Should be available in stores and not just on line November 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Finally a Good Spreader I've been through a series of spreaders that either didn't work properly or broke soon after I bought them. The John Deere has held up through the spring spreading on a half acre of land and spread accurately. So far I'm impressed. Only drawback: hard to assemble with inadequate instructions—took me half the day to get the thing together. July 22, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by This item is fair at best and should'nt cost as much as it does. This item has basic flaws that make it a little difficult to use as it is stated on the internet. Missing parts and workmanship put into the manufacturing of this spreader is woefully sub par. Right the hopper has stress marks where the screws go into it from the under carriage. This means that it will break soon and then I would have to replace it soon. Right now I do not have time to send it back due to my work schedule. I would suggest that John Deere go back and redesign the unit with better materials that will last longer. May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product! This spreader is made by Brinly for John Deere. Brinly owns Spyker spreaders and this is identical to the Spyker 50lb unit which sells for more money. I've used this a lot commercially applying fertilizer for lawns. It covers nice, spreads evenly and is tall enough for someone over 6 feet. It arrived as expected, un-damaged and only took a few minutes to assemble. June 6, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Great product! Overall, this is a great product. This is my second season using this spreader and have had zero issues. I have only spread fertilizer though, not salt. I am using this spreader with Scotts Turfbuilder fertilizer and have been very pleased. Not having a lot of experience fertilizing a lawn, I was nervous about burning the grass and being left with unsightly brown patches. I had no problems whatsoever. Adjusting the flow control was very easy and the flow control handle made stopping and starting the fertilizer flow on the move a breeze. I do have the same scratches on my spreader as those pictured above (thus my four stars) which leads me to believe this occurs during shipping. This could easily be fixed by JD with some cheap bubble wrap or something similar. If it is truly an issue for you, take it back to Home Depot as they have a great return policy. I, instead, chose to sand and paint. My gardening/yard tools are not ornaments in my garage that I expect to look like new for eternity. Due to the environment they are used in (high humidity, in contact with chemicals [salt and/or fertilizer], and occasionally washed after use) I expect that there may be some rust on occasion. IF you adjust the flow control linkage according to the directions, the shut off plate WILL work as it should. This is a matter of tightening two nuts and is not rocket science. There really isn't much assembly to this unit as it is about 75% assembled upon arrival. Why taking the time to adjust two nuts for someone was too much trouble is laughable. April 2, 2012
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