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  • Rust-resistant galvanized steel agitator is easy-to-clean
  • Poly hopper is rustproof and provides long-lasting usage
  • Pneumatic tires provide bump-free transportation
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Agri-Fab Poly Pro Tow Drop Spreader is perfect for fertilizing or seeding a large or small yard due to its consistent distribution pattern. Has a hopper capacity of 175 lbs., enough to cover up to 40,000 sq. ft. of area. This drop spreader is also very good for use near flower beds and shrubs, since the distribution is limited to the area between its wheels overthrow onto ornamental beds is prevented.
  • Assembled dimension: 50 in. W x 33 in. D x 28 in. H
  • Universal hitch easily attaches to any lawn tractor regardless of brand
  • Hopper capacity of 17 gal. (dry) / 175 lbs. that allows for up to 40,000 sq. ft. of coverage area, roughly 1 acre
  • Rustproof poly hopper increases products life
  • Premium galvanized steel agitator is rust resistant and easy to clean for improved durability
  • Pneumatic tires allow for smooth transport
  • Consistent 42 in. controlled spread width distribution of fertilizer or seed makes this drop spreader the economical choice for the serious gardener
  • 3-year limited warranty

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Assembled Depth (in.)
33 in
Assembled Height (in.)
28 in
Assembled Width (in.)
50 in
Minimum Spread (ft.)


Application Type
Lawn Care
Assembly Required
Capacity (cu. ft.) - Total
4.43 cu ft
Adjustable Flow System
Fits Brands
Fits Brands
Fits Models
Hopper Material
Maximum Spread (ft.)
Product Weight (lb.)
50 lb
Riding Mower Features
No Additional Features
Spreader Usage Type
Fertilizer,Grass Seed,Pesticide
Weight Capacity (lb.)

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3-Year Limted Warranty

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.2
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  • 84% recommend this product
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Uneven distribution and difficult to calibrate
Unfortunately, like most everyone else that has reported problems, no amount of adjusting will take care of the uneven distribution. Looking at the hopper from the rear, the RH side is always distributing less than the LH side. I've adjusted the triangular bar that is supposed to evenly open the the drop gate countless times and can't get an even spread. From even on both sides to a bias on the left vs. right, the feed remains too heavy on the one side. It appears that one of the agitators inside is slightly closer to the openings in the hopper and this is forcing the material out at a higher rate. No amount of adjusting will compensate for a bad design/build. I've also had to fiddle with the calibration for the amount of fertilizer to distribute. It is not very precise and easily goes from too little to too much when using fractions of the scale settings from 1 to 2. Also, the lever to pull to open the gate should be longer and angled for better operator reach. The frame, tires, and tub seem durable but that is of no point if you can't get it to work properly.
Response from Customer CareSep 28, 2021
We at Agri-Fab do value you as a customer. Thank you for your feed back.

If there is a defective part we would send you a replace part. You can call 800-448-9282 Monday-Friday between 7am to 5 pm CST for assistance, or fill out the warranty form on our web page warrantyparts@agri-fab.com
    Palomino Park Resort is using this drop spreader to apply traction control and ice melter to our ...
    Palomino Park Resort is using this drop spreader to apply traction control and ice melter to our sidewalks after they have been cleared of snow. It is a great tool in our efforts to keep the community as safe as possible.
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    The spreader worked out fine. It was a chore to...
    The spreader worked out fine. It was a chore to put together by myself, some of the bolts were hard to reach to get the nuts started on them but I finally got it all put together. I had to add an extension to the open and close handle because it was too far away from the mower’s seat to reach. I used it the first time to spread some pelitized lime around my muscadine vines and it worked well. Kind of a guess to figure out how far to open the hopper gate to get the right amount of material per square foot. Spreader seems to be well made and should last for several seasons.
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    Good Product
    I purchased the spreader last spring purposely for spreading granular lime. I live on 2 1/2 acres which is mostly hilly and rotary spreaders have the weight of the lime setting up to high and on the hills tend to tip over. This spreader sits low and the weight is distributed over the entire width. No tipping over with this unit. It did just what I wanted. The only issue I had was the difficulty of evening out the amount of drop across the entire width of the spreader. It has two drop gates which are somewhat adjusted separately. With these gates being as long as they are some of the gates would open wider than the rest thereby dropping uneven amounts. As I said I was using it for granular lime which wasn't a big problem but may be an issue with lawn fertilizer. For that reason I only gave it 4 stars. It may be difficult to see in the picture but some of the openings are open more than others mostly towards the ends or center. The adjustment is made at the ends of the single connecting rod. In my opinion, if that rod was more rigid it wouldn't bend when opening & closing.
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    Agri Fab 42-inch Poly Pro Tow Drop Spreader
    Solid Product - Well built Great customer service - I believe its a U.S. based call center. Customer service rep I spoke with was great! Fits my JD 110 lawn tractor
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    4 people found this helpful
    Does the job good.
    This drop spreader is perfect for my yard and pasture. The grass seed and fertilizer spread is easy to control and the bin holds exacty what I need. Also, refilling the bin, when necessary,is easy and quick. It's shortened my maintenance work tremendously.
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    10 people found this helpful
    Works well
    Printed directions are not great, but there is a video online that shows you how to assemble. Printed directions shows website to access for video. Spreader works well and so far seems to be well built.
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    Easy Assembly
    Just purchased. Assembly was really easy. Watched YouTube video. It was a great help. The instructions provided were also quite good. In step 5 it would help if you removed the wheels. During manufacture a rivet was placed in the wrong location.
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      flow lever cant be used
      I cant reach the control flow lever from the seat of my lawn mower. Do you make a attachment to the spreader that will make it possible to move the lever from the seat of my mower? I love everything else about the spreader ,and would give it a five star rating if I could use it.
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