Model # VHDY125

Internet #100384259

Store SKU #602013

Vigoro 6 lb. Handheld Spreader


6 lb. Handheld Spreader

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Product Overview

This Vigoro 6 lb. Handheld Spreader has a heavy-duty poly hopper. It holds 6 lb. of pelletized material or 3 lb. of grass seed. It is lightweight and provides a uniform 6 ft. to 12 ft. wide spread pattern.

  • Holds 6 lb. of pelletized material or 3 lb. of grass seed to cover up to 1 sq. ft.
  • Provides a uniform 6 ft. to 12 ft. wide spread pattern for even coverage
  • Designed to spread fertilizer and grass seed
  • Heavy-duty poly hopper for durability
  • 1 lb. 2 oz. spreader is lightweight for handheld application

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Product Depth (in.)
Product Height (in.)
Product Length (in.)
9.5 in
Product Width (in.)
Spread width (in.)


Product Weight (lb.)
Spreader type

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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Customer Questions & Answers

What setting do use for starter fertilizer

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Customer Reviews

6 lb. Handheld Spreader is rated 1.3 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Do Not Buy I bought one of these because we have reacently had our backyard clearcut, it needs grass and it's not really a huge yard. I managed to make one single pass across the yard before this item broke. The seed 'flinger' under the hopper is held into place by a plastic piece the pierces the hopper and also spins a small agitator inside the hopper. The agitator piece snapper off inside the hopper, leaving only the tiniest piece of plastic to hold the flinger in place. Now off center, the flinger made some awful noise and barely flung seed. I took this spreader back and upgraded from the $10 dollar seed spreader to the $13 dollar seed spreader. Apparently, you can get a much better handheld spreader for an extra $3 (the Scotts Model 71133)
Date published: 2011-03-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Piece of junk Mine also broke within minutes. The gears mesh only when there is nothing to spread. Add fertilizer and the gears grind and slip. There's no way to fix it. The plastic is too cheap and thin which causes it to flex under any load. DO NOT BUY.
Date published: 2012-04-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Wish I had read reviews before buying. Why is this still being carried by Home Depot - reviews from 2011 say terrible and apparently the design has not changed. Similar to others' experience, I went to spread material (pelletized lime in my case) and did so per the directions for bulky pelletized material. Worked for about 10 steps then completely jammed. Emptied hopper and gears still would not engage ever again. Ended up spreading by hand that day. Will upgrade to better rated Scotts - not a bargain for the Vigoro when you get NOTHING but an expensive plastic cup.
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Awful/ Broke in 2 min This is the most awful product!! Do not by. I read the directions and did exactly as it said and it would jam and not spread the fertilizer anywhere! The spiny thing was missing when i dumped the fertilizer out! That all happend in 2 min!
Date published: 2012-03-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PURE junk Product jammed before anything ever came out. Emptied it, cleaned it, retried it. SAME THING. 4 times in a row. I ground down the rotater on a grinder (trimming 1/4 inch off diameter and 1/8th inch off blade tops) to increase clearances. As long as I start turning before letting the fertilizer fall into the hole, it will work MOST of the time. Can't stop cranking or it will jamb again. Then reaized the tiny propeller inside the trough had ALSO fallen off at some point so I have to shake shake shake the whole unit to ensure content will fall into the hole. I score LESS than 1 Worst product of ANY TYPE i have ever purchased. Period. I just hope the Vigaro seeds and fertilizer will work better. They certainly can't be any worse.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unusable junk. Almost unusable. Too hard to crank, gears slip, jams. Literally not worth producing this product at all. You aren't saving money if the product you buy doesn't work in the first place.
Date published: 2014-03-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Didn't break (yet?) but figuring out setting is a hassle Unlike most reviews, I was lucky the item hasn't broken yet. I've used it two or three times in moderate size yard. On the other hand, and unless you purchase Vigoro-brand product, it is difficult to know which setting to use...
Date published: 2015-08-22
Date published: 2014-04-15
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