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Meyer 85 lb. Capacity Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader


85 lb. Capacity Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader

$125.29 /each

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The Meyer Hotshot-85, a walk-behind broadcast spreader designed for salt control in the winter and grounds maintenance during the spring, summer and fall. This melt spreader has a rust proof hopper, large pneumatic tires a hopper cover keeps material dry. The spreader has up to 10 ft. spread pattern and large 85 lb. capacity hopper.

  • Easy to adjust material flow controller is conveniently located on the handle
  • Pneumatic tires make it easier to push
  • Spreads all free flowing granular materials
  • Enclosed gear box for years of reliable performance
  • 1 year warranty

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October 8, 2015
Looking for gearbox AF 40904 for a Hot Shot 85 spreader. where can I get them? Purchased this unit from you several years ago

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October 9, 2015
Hi Paul.
Thank you for your great question.
Parts for this unit can be ordered at: or by calling 216-486-1313.
This pdf file has the parts list:
Please let us know if you have any further questions.
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85 lb. Capacity Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 21.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of Junk It arrived twisted. Right out of the box, the entire frame was bent so that there was enough friction on the axle that it wouldn't move. The tires were locked up and scraping the pavement. After twisting and shaping the frame I was able to get it to work and it operated ok for the first several uses. I use it to spread salt and sand mix on a long driveway and by the 5th or 6th use, the cable/control mechanism running the hopper door was broken. Next the brittle plastic housing encasing the gears cracked and fell apart. I managed to fix that with wire and some new bolts. It worked for a use or two and then the plastic plate that receives the material and spreads it cracked in half. I used hand cut pieces of an old frisbee to fix that. So right now, my one year old, 130 dollar spreader looks like it's been run over by a truck and I'm very careful with all of my equipment. Save your money. Especially if you don't like figuring out ways to fix cheap plastic toys.
Date published: 2014-12-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor design Out of the box the unit is not square. The axle is angled with respect to the rest of the assembly. No change after fully assembled. Upon use, the feet/anchors that allow it rest are so low to the ground that it catches newly cut grass making it very difficult to use. If you elevate the angle to compensate, the spreader becomes unbalanced and will dump the load at the smallest ground obstacle. If you hit a rock or a tree root, you will topple the entire load if you're not very very careful. I've owned a much older spreader for many years and it was a very different design and very easy to use. The unit cannot spread insecticide pellets requiring a light coverage. Center of gravity is too high at rest which means that at rest on a concrete surface, the slightest bump will topple the entire unit. At rest, the unit should be stable. While moving, the unit should be stable if it hits a small rock. This unit, because it is top heavy, is not stable. Also, the pin doesn't sweep over the opening to clear obstruction. Yes, I can install my own, but I shouldn't have to. Not happy with the product
Date published: 2013-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't do it!!! This is the most disappointing piece of junk I've ever bought. The cable that opens the plastic cover over the chute broke loose from the control lever after the first use, and there is no way to get at it to fix it. The thing is just a very expensive wagon now as it cannot spread anything. Also, the whole frame was a bit twisted right out of the box. The rear legs are a bit too long, ensuring that they catch on everything. This also makes the whole thing front-heavy with a full load so that it wants to tip over forward if you try to rest it on the legs. All around, this is a terrible design, cheap materials, and horrible quality.
Date published: 2013-12-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Salt Spreader Not worth the money. A piece of garbage. Does not hold 75 lbs of calicum choloride. The handles cracked in half. Overrated.
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple Fix Overall I liked the spreader. The tires make it roll real easy. I feel that time will tell with the plastic gear case. Two simple fixes that would bring this unit to five star, for me, would be easy folding handle, and a larger hairpin used for moving material to the opening.
Date published: 2010-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Walk Behind Broadcast Spreader I purchased this spreader to use with rock salt on a large driveway. It assembled easily and does the job admirably. My only concern is whether or not it will hold up as it is of light weight design. So far so good.
Date published: 2011-01-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from not as sterdy as i thought it would be.. made cheaply.. but does the job ... slide door doesn't operates poorly... Would get refunded if we didn't have so much snow... ugh...
Date published: 2014-02-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to Push and Doesn't Handle Even 40 Pounds Easily A spreader is supposed to make your work easier! Not this one. I was exhausted after using it to spread fertilizer over my very small yard. While the spreader arrived in good condition, and was easy to assemble, I was extremely disappointed with the difficulty that I had in using it. I poured 40 lbs. of fertilizer into the hopper and immediately discovered that with a load, it was almost impossible to push. I couldn't even get it to roll up 1/2 inch over my concrete walk without a struggle. The handle travels at a strange angle, and the resting legs are so long that you have to tip the spreader forward for the legs to clear the grass or any unevenness in the yard. Traveling in this manner is very tiring for the operator. The slide door did operate smoothly, but from time to time I would get absolutely no fertilizer dropping from the spreader. I would work the door, and then it would drop again. I hate to think what my yard will look like in two weeks.
Date published: 2015-10-18
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