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Scotts

Model 76565

Internet #202895833

Store SKU #108126

Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader

$57.95 /each
  • Distributes up to 10,000 sq. ft. of Scotts lawn food
  • Stable, heavy-duty frame
  • Already assembled and pre-calibrated

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

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July 23, 2013
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?
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January 6, 2016
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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April 22, 2015
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Depends on lawn size.. Broadcast for bigger lawns saves time... Drop spreader, maybe 1/2 hour per 5,000 of lawn, are more accurate and dispense a specific amount.
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Marysville, Ohio
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July 23, 2013
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We are not sure why this would be happening. Make sure the shut off plate is not sticking open. Also double check your spreader settings. Make sure they reflect the settings on the bag of fertilzer. The pro's and con's of the drop vs broadcast spreader is: The drop is a more accurate spreader but it is less forgiving if you don't use it correctly. The broadcast is not as accurate but you can cover a lot Read More
We are not sure why this would be happening. Make sure the shut off plate is not sticking open. Also double check your spreader settings. Make sure they reflect the settings on the bag of fertilzer. The pro's and con's of the drop vs broadcast spreader is: The drop is a more accurate spreader but it is less forgiving if you don't use it correctly. The broadcast is not as accurate but you can cover a lot of area quicker than the drop spreader. Read Less
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How do you calibrate

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April 26, 2013
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Nashville, TN
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March 27, 2016
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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.
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
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May 20, 2013
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I trust the rotating cylinder number, since I use organic fertilizer I keep it cranked open
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Marysville, Ohio
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April 30, 2013
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You may calibrate either the Turf Builder Classic Drop or the Accugreen 3000 using the following directions. Other models may have different settings so please contact us if you have a different spreader.
1.Set micrometer to 6
2.Turn the spreader over so that you are looking at the outside of the bottom of the hopper.
3.Squeeze the trigger with your foot.
4.Locate the calibration line (small, embossed
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You may calibrate either the Turf Builder Classic Drop or the Accugreen 3000 using the following directions. Other models may have different settings so please contact us if you have a different spreader.
1.Set micrometer to 6
2.Turn the spreader over so that you are looking at the outside of the bottom of the hopper.
3.Squeeze the trigger with your foot.
4.Locate the calibration line (small, embossed line on the bottom of the hopper the 2nd tooth from the spring in the center).
5.With the micrometer set at 6 and the trigger squeezed against the handle, either the raised ridge (if present) or the front edge of the shut-off bar should be aligned with the calibration line. Note: If the hopper is missing a calibration line - using the setting of a 6 you should be able to pass a 9/64" drill bit through the opening just to the right of the center.
6.To adjust the alignment, use a small wrench to turn the black calibration screw at the lower end of the control wire leading from the micrometer.
8.Adjust the screw until the calibration line and either the raised ridge (if present) or the front edge of the shut-off bar meet.
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Can I use this spreader for broadcasting seed? If not which product do you recommend?

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Laredo texas
November 25, 2011
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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, USA
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May 20, 2013
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I seeded lots of bare spots with it
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November 28, 2011
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Yes, this spreader can be used for seeding.
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SteelToes
Chicago IL
November 28, 2011
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Hello and thank you for your question.
Above selected product should really only be used as a fertilizer spreader. For seeding application I would recommend "Scotts Turf Builder Edge Guard Mini Broadcast Spreader" (see related product page).For the new lawn and bare spot repair #13 setting its recommended ,for overseeding on the other hand 7-1/2 setting its recommended.
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What setting do I set my Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop spreader to for Sevin Lawn Insect Granules?

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June 27, 2016
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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 Read More
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. Read Less
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April 27, 2016
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If the product you are using lists a Scotts drop setting, you can use that to make a test application to determine the best setting for your spreader with this product. Empty the number of pounds the manufacturer recommends for a 1000 square feet into the spreader. Adjust the spreader to a very low setting (approximately 1/4 to 1/3 open) and spread the material over a 1000 square foot area (50 x 20, 33 x Read More
If the product you are using lists a Scotts drop setting, you can use that to make a test application to determine the best setting for your spreader with this product. Empty the number of pounds the manufacturer recommends for a 1000 square feet into the spreader. Adjust the spreader to a very low setting (approximately 1/4 to 1/3 open) and spread the material over a 1000 square foot area (50 x 20, 33 x 30, etc.) If you run out of material before you cover the test area, adjust the setting a notch lower; if you still have material in your hopper when you reach the end of the test area, adjust the setting a notch higher. This will give you the best setting for that particular product. Remember: it is safer to under apply with the test and increase setting later as needed. Read Less
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 174 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by pretty good fertilizer/seed stick to container when humidity is high negating the measurement guage August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Very Expensive Spreader Does the job. Was some slight damage to handle, but not enough to make me return it. It works very well. It's great if you have gardens surrounding your lawn. Just drops the material you are spreading for more controllable spreading. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. March 29, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. May 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by My third one in three years The poorly designed gauge had broken on three different drop spreaders I have purchased for three years in a row. The thin wire becomes detached from the adjusting gauge rendering the spreader useless. I won't be buying a fourth one! May 8, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Piece of Junk I have had an Accugreen 3000 for about five years which is the absolute worst garden tool I have ever owned. Despite recalibrating numerous times it does not drop product at the proper rate. It replaced a much better metal Scott's spreader that my son had backed into with the car. Very disappointed. June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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. October 12, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Leaks fertilizer granules The hopper opening does not fully close when you release the actuating handle, so fertilizer continues to drop out as you roll it along. This means you have fertilizer dropping on places like sidewalks and driveways where you don't want it. It appears that the fertilizer granules themselves prevent the hopper door from sealing shut. I don't use Scotts' lawn fertilizer because it's phosphorous free and my lawn benefits from phosphorous. The fertilizer I use may have a slightly larger granule than Scotts', so maybe that causes the problem. That being said, I owned the previous model of Scotts' drop spreader and never had this problem with it and I used the exact same fertilizer. Other than this major design flaw, it appears to be well made. January 6, 2016
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