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  • Included nylon gears provide a wide spread pattern at slow speeds
  • Stainless steel interior helps prevent corrosion
  • Includes a universal hitch that attaches to riding lawn mowers
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This large-capacity 125 lb., 2.5 cu. ft. Tow Spreader is perfect for seeding and fertilizing lots 1/2 acre and larger. Brinly spreaders are built to last; heavy duty polyethylene hoppers won't rust or dent and stainless steel interior hardware that won't corrode. And the fully enclosed gearbox eliminates down time so you spend more time spreading and less time repairing. Brinly tow spreaders also use a patented directional spread pattern, Auto flow, to ensure accurate and precise application. Use year round to apply seed, fertilizer, lawn chemicals and sand, salt and other snow and ice melting agents.
  • High-capacity hopper: Extra large, rust- and dent-proof poly hopper holds 125 lb. (2. 5 cu. Ft.) of seed, fertilizer, Ice melt and more to maximize the time spent spreading vs. Refilling the hopper. Ideal size for yards 1/2 acres or larger.
  • Lasting durability: All parts that come in contact with corrosive fertilizers are designed to last: heavy polyethylene hopper with stainless steel hardware, spinner shaft, and agitator. Glass-filled nylon gears are fully enclosed with nylon gearbox for additional protection.
  • Patented autoflow with spread pattern control: Brinly tow spreaders are designed for professional-level results. Different materials spread very differently; directional spread pattern control allows you to center and even-out the distribution pattern for a balanced application of any material. The patented autoflow technology stops material from spreading when the tractor stops - eliminating waste and burns that commonly occur with other tow-behind spreaders.
  • Easy calibration: calibration controls feature an easy-to-reach locking dial for secure rate-gate settings. Brinly provides hundreds of pre-calibrated settings to help you get to work and get the job done more accurately and efficiently.
  • Includes hopper cover: Included clear-top hopper cover with easy elastic on/off keeps moisture out and materials and Dust in - away from the driver and others.
  • Universal hook-up: a single, heavy-duty universal Hitch Pin is included to easily attach the spreader to any rider or tractor and most any ZTR or ATV.
  • Widest Spread: High-speed, 6:1 glass-filled nylon gears provide widest spread pattern at slowest speeds.
  • Quick 30 minute assembly: includes pictorial assembly manual with fastener skin pack; each part is matched to each assembly step. Assembly video also available on Brinly YouTube channel
  • Made in the USA: Trusted Since 1839, Brinly-Hardy Company has been dedicated to providing quality, durable, and innovative Lawn & Garden Products built in the USA
  • For warranty, service parts, or for help at any time, reach out to the Brinly Customer Service team by calling our toll-free number (877-728-8224) or by emailing customerservice@brinly.com. Replacement parts can also be ordered online at Brinly's website.

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So far this year only used it once, and it worked well. It is not a commercial duty spreader. But...
So far this year only used it once, and it worked well. It is not a commercial duty spreader. But I think if I take good care of it it should last. I made some modification to mine. I reworked the spreader handle and added a ball hitch.
Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceFeb 18, 2020
Dear Lee,
Thank you very much for the positive review! We take great pride in the quality and durability of our products and are always appreciative when a customer shares their experience with us.

If you ever need assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224, they are available M-F, 8am-5pm to assist you. You can also find helpful resources on our website, www.Brinly.com. Thank you again for choosing Brinly! Brinly
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incorrect Parts
Just purchased today. You will have to bear with me while i explain the problem. And note: this is not a case of their having accidentally left off parts, but is an actual ERROR in the parts supplied on the parts card vs. what is shown on the instructions and what works IRL. This is in other words an issue they need to correct at the factory. First, the instructions. They indicate two 2-1/4” ( two and ONE quarter inch) long bolts for attaching the gage plate to spreader on Figure 10b. of the English language instructions. However, on the parts card, they provide (and label) bolts that are 2-3/4” (two and THREE quarters inch) long. When you use the provided bolt, it is impossible to tighten the gage plate assembly attachment to the spreader tow arm. You can’t “close the gap” so to speak, as the bolts are much too long. A 2-1/4” long bolt is what is required as the instructions state, not the provided 2-3/4” long bolts. This is such an annoying issue that I am posting this poor review here, in order to warn potential buyers they may not be able to complete the assembly with the parts provided. I am also attaching photos to illustrate the problem. It is now late on Saturday. I will either have to make an extra trip to Home Depot tomorrow to obtain the correct bolts at my expense or wait until Monday to contact the manufacturer and then await their shipping me the correct bolts. That is the reason for the poor review. This is a horrible annoyance you think could have been rectified long before now.
Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceMay 22, 2019
Hello, Thank you for the detailed description of your issue. We have reviewed our instruction manual and the accompanying parts list. In our review, we have found that we do have an error in the manual. The 2 1/4" bolt length is incorrect. Presently, we are working to correct that. The 2 3/4" bolt will work properly as long as the "pivot bushings" are installed along with the washers. If you have additional questions please feel free to give our Customer Service Team a call at 877-728-8224. Again, thank you for your review. Brinly
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    Spreader Revies
    Spreader was fairly easy to assemble except that the hole in the axle that the cotter pin goes in to attach to the agitator was not drilled in the center of the axle. Had to enlarge the hole in the plastic coupling to get it to line up with the axle hole and get the cotter pin through it. Otherwise pretty simple to assemble. Having the parts all shrink wrapped step by step made it easy to put together. Suggest reading through the maintenance part of the manual before assemble and having some axle grease on hand to assemble it with for lubrication.
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    My Second Brinly Tow-Behind Spreader
    This weekend I purchased my second, Brinly tow-behind broadcast spreader. The new spreader is almost the same design and is made from the same type and quality of materials as the old one. The first one provided over 40 years of reliable service. The spreader fan finally broke from age and use. My old spreader could have been easily repaired, but I felt that I had gotten more than my money's worth. Home Depot had this spreader in stock at a local store. I ordered it on-line and it was ready for pick-up in about an hour. As usual, I received excellent, friendly and prompt service, from Home Depot and their knowledgeable associates. First the pros: No parts were missing in the box. All small parts were organized and placed on a cardboard panel with a thin, clear plastic film holding them firmly, in position. The small parts were grouped, laid out in the order of assembly, and labeled. This allowed each part to be removed and used when needed. The step-by-step instruction manual is well written, easy to read and understand, is professionally illustrated and very detailed. The instruction manuals are written in English, Spanish and French. The manuals include a detailed parts reference drawing and a parts list. The parts and other materials are high quality and made with stainless steel or composite material to control corrosion. Did I mention my first Brinly spreader lasted 40 years? The axle is a solid bar of steel, not a metal tube, which can bend under a load. The only tools required for assembly were a knife to cut the packing tape, a pair of pliers, two 7/16" wrenches and two 1/2" wrenches. Assembly was easy, quick and step-by-step, with no surprises. Everything fit and all holes were precisely positioned. The tires were mounted on the rims and inflated. This spreader has a neat feature, which allows the fertilizer or seed to be spread about 90 degrees to the left side or right side; or about 180 degrees, like a normal spreader. This feature reduces waste when spreading material beside a sidewalk, or driveway. The flow control lever is easy reach from my tractor seat. Now the con: The only issue I experienced has already been mentioned by others. The friction lock for the flow lever does not maintain its setting and allows the lever creep to the closed position. As mentioned by others, a bungee cord will solve this problem. Operation: The universal hitch will fit most lawn and garden tractors. A hitch pin and hairpin is included. The spreader is easy to operate and load. The height of the hopper is perfect for loading. The hopper will hold about three 35 lb. bags of fertilizer, which is well within the weight limit rating, of 125 pounds. A plastic, see through hopper cover is included. The flow control handle stop sets the amount of material to be broadcast. Broadcast coverage of material appears to be evenly spread. After use clean-up is easy, with water from a water hose. Company information: This spreader is made in the USA. Brinly-Hardy Company is located in Indiana and has been in business since 1839. I can see why. They use quality materials and build a quality product. The manual includes the company's web site address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and warranty information. I would recommend this spreader to my friends. I give it Five Stars out of five.
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    Great product, finally no strips in my yard....
    Great product, finally no strips in my yard.
    Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceSep 28, 2022
    Thank you for taking the time to share a review on your new 125 lb. Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader. We are very glad to hear that you are happy with the performance of your Brinly Tow Spreader.

    For warranty information, parts or service, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Customer Service team at 877-728-8224 or at customerservice@brinly.com. You may also want to check out www.Brinly.com, our YouTube channel, or connect with us on Facebook for helpful resources and videos. Thank you again for your feedback! Brinly
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    Easy Assembly
    Purchased the tow spreader for my lawn that is over 1 acre in size. The directions where the best I have ever seen, so simple to follow. Assembly went well other than 1 hole in bushing was slightly off and needed to drill it out. Over all very happy with product after first use. Seems well built, time will tell.
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    Poor design
    This spreader has a flat bottomed bin that won’t empty all product. I should have a hopper shape or cone shaped bottom that would funnel all materials to the opening. When material gets down to about 20% capacity it doesn’t flow smoothly because of the flat bottom
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    Works as advertised
    Instructions are good for the most part, other than that good product
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    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Used it once and the transmission broke! The plastic wheels are a nice touch as well. One of them warped beyond repair. I am very disappointed. Was so excited to buy something that said “made in the USA“ but I am fed up with things that f don’t last!
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    This spreader is poorly designed, with a flat bottomed hopper,...
    This spreader is poorly designed, with a flat bottomed hopper, so all the fertilizer does not flow out of the hopper. It should have a funnel shaped bottom. It is ok when the hopper is at least 50% full, but below that the product fails to flow, and must be stirred to come out. I regret buying it.
    Response from BrinlyCustomerServiceJul 13, 2022
    Dear David, We are sorry that you are not satisfied in the performance in your spreader. It is true that the base of the hopper has a flat area that can sometimes cause material to be left in the bottom of the hopper (generally a little shaking or tipping will remove it, and you can also bend the stainless steel agitator a bit to get closer to the base of the hopper). The design is intentional. A level area is needed for the directional control shutter plates to operate smoothly against the bottom of the hopper. Most residential spreaders don't offer this feature, but the ability to even-out the spread pattern (which varies by material being applied) is something all professional applicators require. Our best Brinly spreaders offer this feature, where other brands do not. We hope you will find it useful and that it will offset the issue with some leftover material. Thank you for your comments! Brinly
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