Model # 76565

Internet #202895833

Store SKU #108126

Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader


Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader

  • Distributes up to 10,000 sq. ft. of Scotts lawn food
  • Stable, heavy-duty frame
  • Already assembled and pre-calibrated
$60.48 /each

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Product Overview

The Scotts 10,000 sq. ft. Drop Spreader is perfect for distributing fertilizer over large lawns. The spreader features durable plastic construction and a heavy-duty frame for optimum stability and long-lasting use. The large-capacity hopper helps you cover approximately 10,000 sq. ft. to help reduce time spent refilling the spreader, and the 22 in. spread pattern helps ensure maximum coverage.

  • Large-capacity hopper holds enough fertilizer to cover up to 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Drop spreader distributes the fertilizer in a 22 in. spread pattern to help provide maximum coverage and accuracy
  • Designed to spread fertilizer over large lawns
  • Durable plastic construction with a heavy-duty frame for added stability
  • Fully assembled and ready-to-use
  • Note: product may vary by store




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Customer Questions & Answers

Which is better ;the drop spreader type or the broadcast one?

Having trouble with the way my broadcast spreader distributes the fertilizer. It varies from heavy to sparse. So I have some areas that are very light green to brown patches that are burned, dead grass. Is this because of the type of spreader I am using or the quality of my tool?
Asked by: Anonymous
Drop spreaders are better for exact placement of fertilizer, seeds and pesticide granules. I use one to do the perimeter of my lawn so that the seeds or fertilizer do not get into the planting beds. I then use a broadcast spreader to the rest of the lawn, because it's much faster, and not as likely to miss any spots. A broadcast spreader covers a much larger swath (maybe 5X more) so you don't have to do as many passes up and down the lawn. With a drop spreader it's easy to miss spots if your passes up and down the lawn are not perfect.
Answered by: RGS
Date published: 2016-09-27

How do you calibrate

Asked by: Anonymous
Yes. Scotts also has a video but contrary to their post by their customer service circa 2013, it states that a setting of 8 should be used for Class Drop Spreader whereas Accugreen models should use 6. A setting lookup tool also exists however the UPC for my Turf Builder Classic Drop spreader could not be found.
Answered by: cr
Date published: 2016-03-28

Can I use this spreader for broadcasting seed? If not which product do you recommend?

Asked by: Anonymous
I seeded lots of bare spots with it
Answered by: OrganicJoe
Date published: 2015-11-05

What setting do I set my Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop spreader to for Sevin Lawn Insect Granules?

Asked by: dianne
To determine the spreader setting for Sevin Dust Lawn Insect Killer using Scotts Classic Drop Spreader, we have what we call our 50x20 foot test area. What you want to do is set your spreader setting to a quarter of the highest setting. So if you look at your spreader settings (which the highest should be about 11) you should set this to 2.75 before starting this test. Once you have the setting on the spreader, set up your test area mapping out 50x20 ft. (approx. 1000 sq ft.) and then fill the hopper of your spreader with 1000 Sq Ft of material. After this set up begin your test motioning in a counter clock wise (header strip) movement around the outer perimeter of your test area. Once the header strip is completed continue spreading your material evenly lengthwise of the area. upon coming to the end of your test area if you have left over material increase your setting, if you run out prior to completing your test, lower your setting. Although this is not a scientific way to determine your setting, this will get you in the ballpark of what your setting would be. If you have any questions or would like further assistance, please contact us at 877-220-3089 and one of our representatives would be glad to assist you.
Answered by: ScottsCustomerCare
Date published: 2017-02-19
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Customer Reviews

Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 177.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Right wheel doesn't turn How is this worth $57? The right wheel doesn't turn when you fill it just halfway with seeds. I was using Scotts Turf Builder Southern Gold grass seed. I exchanged it for another one and had the same problem. It's a lousy design.
Date published: 2016-10-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from To Scotts: Why don't you put larger diameter wheels on drop spreaders. That is a no brainer. Quit... To Scotts: Why don't you put larger diameter wheels on drop spreaders. That is a no brainer. Quit using this 30 years ago because your engineering dept refused to do just that. You know the holes will clog up, but still won't fix the real problem of too small diameter wheels. The excuse of static electric is just that also an excuse. Having to cut grass extremely low just to use this is absurd. Fertilizer or grass seed can be spread with grass at any height. I always have to re-engineer modify products sold these days because of cheap design & companies refuse to make the product useable. It's only about the money profit, not a quality useable product. I would think the brand Scotts would put larger diameter wheels. Sized to be minimum 18" from bottom of drop outlet to ground level, you would sell with no problem. Send me 1% of yearly gross sales for the quality improvement idea.
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly designed product I previously had a much cheaper drop spreader that I used for 20 plus years. It simply wore out so I decided it was time to upgrade to a Scotts. This is the worst spreader I have ever used. The first year it constantly clogged and no fertilizer came out. I thought maybe it was because the bag was a year old and slightly damp. Started this year with a brand new bag of Scott's fertilizer and once again, the bottom simply cakes with fertilizer and nothing comes out. Maybe it works well in an arid environment such as Arizona but performs poorly in Illinois. Note: applied late in the afternoon on a sunny day so there was no moisture on the grass.
Date published: 2016-03-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from clogs Make sure grass is cut low before spreading because drop holes clog when wet. Clean after use all metal parts rust
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Just Fine for Home Use If you're stressing, as I did, over all these reviews saying it's "not calibrated" know that, for regular home use (on my two lawns each over 1,000 sq. ft.) this worked just FINE. Some reviews make you fear it will drop 25 lbs. of fertilizer in 10 feet; that won't happen. (You can check first by spreading over pavement such as your driveway if you want to be certain. Then just sweep it up and dump it back in the spreader.) It IS adjustable so you can change it IF you feel it's dropping too much or too little. Bottom line: This basic unit gets the job done without costing too much and leaving you the flexibility of using whatever product or brand you want.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very disappointed I've read all of the previous comments, most of which deal with the spreader being out of calibration. The theory seems to be that the problem is due to miscalibration. I disagree. The problem is that the spring which allows the bar at the bottom of the hopper to open and close is not strong enough. In order for this to fully close each time , I have to push down on the bar it with my foot!!!! This is especially true when I use pellitized lime. I've made sure that the ends of the bar are lubricated, but still no luck. Come on Scotts, get an engineer who has some common sense. Don't expect people to pay good money for this inferior product.
Date published: 2015-10-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Inferior and disappointing This product is a serious disappointment. One wheel did not turn. Neither wheel had any grip to move easily and evenly. It is poorly designed and cheaply made. Years ago I had a Scott's drop spreader that was made of metal. It worked much better, but rusted. I would gladly spend more money to have a better product. I would advise hand spreading or virtually any other method of application. Avoid this piece of equipment.
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very Disappointed I had a Scotts drop spreader for over 20 years and finally wore in out. It was a great product so I went straight for another Scotts spreader and bought this one. I set the calibration on the spreader as recommended on the bag and dropped the entire bag on my small front yard. One bag usually will cover my entire yard front and back with some left over. Even without squeezing the handle, the spreader would pour out fertilizer. Avoid this product and I would recommned Scott's take it off the market entirely. Too bad after my first Scotts spreader was so good. If I could give it negative stars, I would.
Date published: 2013-06-13
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