Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 767
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by User Do NOT Purchase
I think that most Scott's products are excellent. But, this seed spreader is a POOR value. I bought one at a local merchant. The next morning, I filled the hopper with grass seed. As I was spreading the seed, the crank on the spreader became harder and harder to turn. By the time that I was finished with the first hopper of seed, it was almost impossible to turn the crank.
I took the spreader back to the merchant, and they game me another one. I took it home and had an identical experience with it. Again, I couldn't even get the first hopper of seed.
I finished spreading the grass seed by hand.
September 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Peter Absolute junk, only saved with a basic modification
Like many others have described, the gears in mine seized up almost immediately and I couldn't even finish the first load of seeds. Frustrated, I began trying to modify it to hook up a cordless drill, rather than take it back. After cutting the orange handle off, prying the side panel apart, discarding the large plastic gear, and sticking a screwdriver bit directly in the smaller gear, it worked! I finished seeding the rest of the yard with ease. No more tiresome cranking, and no more binding. This is the only way to use this product in my opinion, as the hand crank was absolutely awful. I've attached a photo of my modification. The most frustrating thing is they could have easily designed this product with a removable handle and an easy way to connect a drill directly to it.
March 26, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rp HANDY GREEN II SPREADER
I don’t like to buy something, use it, and return it for my money. I consider it stealing, and I assume most retailers do also. A couple of years ago, I purchased (from Home Depot) a Vigoro “1,000 sq. ft. Hand Held Spreader,” made by Scotts. It was awful, and my comments reflect the same. I tried to make it work, but it was so bad, I contacted Scotts, and they refunded my money. Hopefully, it was recycled into something that actually works well. But I like hand-held spreaders even though they make me feel like a monkeyless organ grinder. So today, I mistakenly bought Scotts’ “Handy Green II Hand-Held Broadcast Spreader,” thinking/hoping it would be better. It wasn’t. By the time I spread 15 of the 20 pounds of grass seed that came in the bag, the new spreader was almost impossible to crank and was seriously trying to wear my skin away. So I cast the last 5 pounds by hand and went out of my way to return the worthless spreader to H.D. The only thing I can think is that these hand-held spreaders are intended to be disposable: use once or twice and toss in the recycle bin. Or maybe it’s intended . . . maybe it’s okay to buy it, use it, and return it for your money back. In that case, if you have more than 15 pounds of seed to spread, I suggest you get a separate spreader for each 15 pounds or fraction thereof. And make sure you keep your receipts. I’ve learned my lesson(s); I won’t be trying Scotts’ new “2,500 sq. ft. Wizz Handheld Power Spreader.”
September 5, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BillC Nice design, but terrible gear system.
Started cranking hard on first use, then grinding noise and then locked down, took it back, for exchange, and again the same thing, took it back once again, and the 3rd one finished up the bag, then it locked up and started grinding hard when cranking, manufacture should have tested this design before mass production, because its junk! got refunded and bought the WIZZ from another retailer, dont waist your time on this Scotts Handy Green2 thing, get the WIZZ it works great.
August 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris Speedracer1066
The product worked great. Better then spreading by hand
August 24, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bruce Just pay for a walk behind broadcaster
I bought this for planting food plots at the hunting club. I was having to stop about every 15 feet because seed would get jammed underneath the orange spinning broadcaster. I ended up throwing it in the back of the truck and spreading the seed by hand.
August 16, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Stj Hard to turn during use!
The rotating mechanism gets hard to turn and then does not work well.
August 17, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ramon0111 Good spreader easy to use.
Good for the price. Used for fire ant bait. Spreads evenly.
August 9, 2016