Rated 3 out of 5Â by 68
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Chase DO NOT BUY
IT IS NOT ACCURATE, IT DROPS FERTILIZER WHEN YOU DON'T WANT IT TOO, IT IS A CHEAP POOR DESIGN.
Take a look at the gap from where the holes are at the bottom to let your fertilizer through, and the gate that pulls back to let it through, it is a huge gap, so when you are walking down your driveway, or in an area you have already covered it just keeps spreading. I have tried 2 of these and they are both terrible especially when spending $50+
September 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Chris Improper calibration from the factory
Sadly I had to return this product after first use :-( I bought this to replace my AccuGreen 2000 product, which held up wonderfully for 10-years until the plastic adjustment components failed me this year. Fresh from the store (with zip ties and labels still attached) this product was improperly calibrated. I went to spread a bag of Scott's Weed & Feed at the recommended 5 3/4 setting, the result being a very visible and hefty dumping of fertilizer. To put this in perspective my entire yard generally required 2,000 sq. ft. of fertilizer with my AccuGreen 2000, with the new Classic Drop Spreader I used 2,500 sq. ft. of fertilizer in a 500 sq. ft. area. When I realized i immediately washed the fertilizer off. Unfortunately this still burned out most of my back lawn.
Scott's really needs to revisit the calibration line for this spreader. When the nice folks at Home Depot showed me the calibration screw upon return, we were all shocked that we couldn't move it without the aid of a wrench. Which begs the question of how this product could become so out of tolerance in shipping. Even with the responses I've seen from the Scott's reps here, I can't put my trust in another one of these drop spreaders. The AccuGreen system was great? Why go away from a good product, only to replace it with such a lemon?
In the meantime, I am once again searching for a new spreader....or perhaps I can find a nice, used AccuGreen on CraigsList.
September 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sdevlin9442 Best Spreader Ever!
Good accuracy: because it is a drop spreader, I can tell exactly where to begin my next row. Also, I never have to question what spread setting to use because this information is stated on the bag of Scotts lawn fertilizer. Therefore, I never waste the product by using too little or too much. Good time efficiency: because this spreader holds 10,000 sq ft of fertilizer, I never have to stop and refill to finish my lawn. Thanks Scotts!
September 6, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RAH14 This drop spreader is easy to use and a great value!
Prior to purchasing this drop spreader I had read about the problems people said they were having with calibration and excessive spread rates. Since I bought the drop spreader, I have used it four times without any problem. The calibration seems to be right on the money and it easy very efficient for spreading Scotts products. It has performed as advertised and is very accurate on our small lot.
September 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jimmybob Since it's all plastic, it shouldn't rust like the old ones did.
I read most of the reviews by others before my purchase. The first thing I noticed was the setting adjustment (pretty sorry design) but
there is a way in the instructions for calibration. I checked the calibration per the instructions, it was right on. Seems to work just fine
September 6, 2014