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Customer Reviews for Chapin 150 lbs. Tow Behind Spreader with Auto-Stop

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Model #8620B

Store SKU #1004207288

Customer Reviews

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  • 72% recommend this product
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Well Made Product
[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Was fairly easy to assemble if you follow the directions. It spreads very evenly. The machine stops spreader when you stop so that makes it nice not to have to reach for levers. Gears are metal & I think will last a long time. It is a study well made product. It does not tip over if it's not overfilled. I am very pleased with it.
by JP000
    • Recommended Product
    Great spreader
    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My husband and I were really excited to try out our Chapin 8620B 150-Pound Tow Behind Spreader. Every year, we walk through our large yard scattering grass seed and weed killer, this spreader has taken away most of the hard work involved in doing that. This spreader was fairly easy to put together, it took my husband about an hour. It was easy to connect securely to our lawn tractor. Hubby says it turns and stops nicely, and he loves the auto stop feature, because it prevents him from wasting seed and weed killer. We will definitely be getting alot of use out of this great spreader throughout the Spring and Summer.
    by witchykitty39
      • Recommended Product
      Does the job
      [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I bought this to help me spread the grass seed amd ant poison in my large yard. Putting it together wasn't very hard even though I had to bend some the of towing part to fit better onto the frame. Other than that it was easy. It works very well for spreading as it has 11 different settings for how much it allows through for spreading. I very much enjoy the cover that came with it to keep the granules in the hopper. Overall this is a great item and will save me a bunch of time seeding my yard.
      by Kford00
        • Recommended Product
        Great Product
        [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We absolutely love our new tow behind spreader. This is a great product and the quality of this tow behind spreader is also great. Its nice and sturdy and we sure will be using this a lot. It was easy to assemble too.
        by sweetdevjasmin
          • Recommended Product
          Works Great!
          [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] We really like the Chaplin 8620B 150- Pound Tow Behind Spreader. My husband hooked it up to his riding mower and tried it out, and it worked great! I highly recommend this product for anyone who needs a spreader!
          by kristi3760
            • Recommended Product
            Got to use it once
            use the spreader once bolt came lose in the hopper and lock up the gears
            by hank
              Works like a champ. Hubby had no problem putting it...
              Works like a champ. Hubby had no problem putting it together, but did have to refer to instructions! It attached to our quad without any problem. Easy to fill. Comes with a nice rain fly, which I used because I was going under wet Washington trees that had water on them. Fly worked to keep out water, which could cause clumping. I'm glad my research led me to this spreader. It was money well spent. I look forward to using it next spring.
              by Skipster
              • Verified Purchase
              A
              purchased this spreader just over a year ago. The auger is totally useless. It is poorly sized for the capacity of the device. If the hopper is filled it jams immediately. Less than capacity any clumps of material will not break apart and the only way it will drop to the distribution blade is to fully open the setting dial. I have 3 acres and this spreader would be a big help. I tried several times to use the spreader and it failed each time. The spreader sat in my shed for almost a year and is now frozen and will not work at all.
              by JimC
              Response from Customer Service Nov 30, 2020
              Hi Jim, The satisfaction of our customers is very important to us. Please give our Technical Support team a call at 1-800-444-3140, option 1, and reference this review, when you can. We can help get this issue resolved for the Chapin 8620B 150 Pound Tow Behind Spreader. Thank you for your honest feedback.
                Easy to assemble. Works well. Really like being...
                Easy to assemble. Works well. Really like being able to stop without having to scramble to stop the feeder from spilling excess on the ground. Only issue is that some of the material gets spread forward and can hit you in the back. The spreader could use a deflector to eliminate that. I still would buy it again as it is the best spreader I have ever owned,
                by David
                • Verified Purchase
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                I bought this last summer and only got to use it once last summer but used it twice this summer. From right out of the brand-new box it was very stiff to make it rotate to throw out the fertilizer. I thought it would loosen up over time but it didn't. When the hopper got low like half a sack of fertilizer it would just drag the drive wheel. I thought initially it would be the little transmission but it wasn't the friction occurred just above the impeller that slings the material around the yard. Taking it apart I could see no way to get the pieces apart that you see in the picture to try to solve the problem. If it had worked properly I would've liked this spreader but as it is I certainly can't recommend it. I'm going to call tomorrow and see if the parts are available and if the cost doesn't exceed the practicality of fixing it. So if you happen to buy one and it seems stiff in terms of getting the rotor to sling the material send it back immediately.
                by Allen
                Response from Chapin Customer ServiceOct 30, 2020
                Hi, we are sorry you have experienced a problem with your 8620B 150-Pound Tow Behind Spreader. If you give Chapin Customer Service a call at 800-444-3140 and reference this review, they will assist you with troubleshooting your spreader to get this issue resolved. If necessary, replacement parts can be expedited to you depending on the outcome of the troubleshooting. Thank you for your comments and for your business, we appreciate it.
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                  The gearbox and spreader impailer have already stopped working after less than 4 uses. It is stuck and won’t spin and when trying to spin it manually the impailer plastic piece snapped.
                  by Brandon
                  Response from Customer Service Oct 22, 2020
                  Hi, we are sorry you have experienced a problem with your Chapin 8620B 150 Pound Tow Behind Spreader. If you give Chapin Customer Service a call at 800-444-3140 and reference this review, they will assist you with troubleshooting your spreader to get this issue resolved. If necessary replacement parts can expedited to you depending on the outcome of the troubleshooting. Thank you for your comment and for your business, we appreciate it.
                    Doesn't work very well.
                    The first load I put in it sat in the garage for 12 hours. The fertilizer bridged because of the humidity and the impeller didn't work well enough to break the bridging. The bridging was because the fertilizer absorbed humidity and change the properties of the fertilizer, but I think that should be expected and accounted for. I'd say the problem was 50% poor impeller design and 50% poor fertilizer manufacturing.
                    by GKFGKF
                    Response from Customer Service Oct 19, 2020
                    Hi, we are sorry you have experienced a problem with your Chapin 8620B 150 Pound Tow Behind Spreader as we would not recommend material be left in the hopper and the spreader should be emptied out after each use and sprayed down with a garden hose. If you give Chapin Customer Service a call at 800-444-3140 and reference this review, they will assist you with troubleshooting your spreader to get this issue resolved. If necessary replacement parts can expedited to you depending on the outcome of the troubleshooting. Thank you for your comment and for your business, we appreciate it.
                    • Verified Purchase
                    Amazing Spreader
                    I use this on my large property with no issues at all. Drive slow over tough terrain and north and south on hills and never have a problem. Don't over fill. If you take care of your equipment it will take care of you. I always by Chapin. They stand behind everything.
                    by Nyfreeze
                      • Recommended Product
                      Easy to assemble and extremely durable. I love it....
                      Easy to assemble and extremely durable. I love it.
                      by SHELLY
                      • Verified Purchase
                      The auto stop technology is definitely worth the price...
                      The auto stop technology is definitely worth the price
                      by LEON
                      • Verified Purchase
                      Quality spreader. Assembly took 1 hr. auto start stop feature is great. hopper design clears a...
                      Quality spreader. Assembly took 1 hr. auto start stop feature is great. hopper design clears all product out of it. Only thing i think would still be nice is to have a master on off. with this speader not spreading until movement, you dont waste seed or product, but when you drive to other areas of lawn on driveway, you need to set spreader to Zero so nothing spreads.
                      by astine1209
                      • Verified Purchase
                      • Recommended Product
                      very easy to operate
                      very easy to operate
                      by Dean
                      • Verified Purchase
                      • Recommended Product
                      No parts in box to put spreader together. Returned ....
                      No parts in box to put spreader together. Returned .
                      by DUANE
                      Response from Chapin International SupportOct 7, 2020
                      Hi, we are sorry for the missing parts on your Chapin 8620B 150 Pound Tow Behind Spreader. If you need any further assistance you can contact our Chapin Customer Service at 800-444-3140 and they will be happy to assist you. Thank you for your comments and for your business, we appreciate it.
                      • Verified Purchase
                      Gear box wore out way too fast!!
                      Gear box wore out after 2 tons of fertilizer. Unit is top heavy and turns over on sharp turn when full, bending hitch. Hitch is flimsy metal.
                      by BJLawn
                        This spreader arrived with wheels missing as well as other...
                        This spreader arrived with wheels missing as well as other components.
                        by BRUCE
                        Response from Chapin International SupportSep 21, 2020
                        Hi, we are sorry for the missing parts on your Chapin 8620B 150 Pound Tow Behind Spreader. Please give our Chapin Customer Service a call at 800-444-3140 and reference this review, they will assist you by expediting the missing parts to you. Thank you for your comment and for your business, we appreciate it.
                        • Verified Purchase
                        works as advertised and was delivered on time...
                        works as advertised and was delivered on time
                        by Brandon
                        • Verified Purchase
                        Plastic impeller blade broke on first use. I returned this item for a refund.
                        Plastic impeller blade broke on first use. I returned this item for a refund.
                        by MP
                        Response from Chapin International SupportSep 2, 2020
                        Hi, we are sorry you have experienced a problem with your Chapin 8620B 150 Pound Tow Behind Spreader. In future please give our Chapin Customer Service a call at 800-444-3140 and they will be happy to expedite sending you replacement parts. Thank you for your comment and for your business, we appreciate it.
                        • Verified Purchase
                        I towed this spreader behind my UTV over some very rough ground. It spread the seed well and di...
                        I towed this spreader behind my UTV over some very rough ground. It spread the seed well and didn't tip or spill. I recommend it.
                        by glennl
                        • Verified Purchase
                        • Recommended Product
                        When using this spreader, a lawn fertilizer, such as Scotts Turfbuilder , does not flow evenly. ...
                        When using this spreader, a lawn fertilizer, such as Scotts Turfbuilder , does not flow evenly. You must stop and stir this fertilizer in order to make it flow again. This stoppage will happen several times while trying to fertilize your lawn. Perhaps using a pellitized fertilizer, such as, 10 - 6 - 4 would solve this problem since the granules are larger than the Scotts Fertilizer. Also, high humidity maybe a problem with the Scotts Fertilizer.
                        by NA
                        • Verified Purchase
                        • Recommended Product
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                        Very Happy
                        When this was delivered I was a little concerned because the box was totally destoyed. Axle sticking out the sides and tape all around. It looked like it fell off a truck. After opening i was surprised that there was only minor indentations on the hopper. One piece was missing but the manufacturer sent it within a week. It is a very simple maching that works effortlessly. It usually takes ne about 1 1/2 hours to spread fertilizer from my drop spreader. With this spreader it took 5-10 minutes. The only drawback is that it seems to spread more on one side more than the other. But I’m experimenting with speed and adjustments. Very nice machine.
                        by
                          Everything works as advertised, Great spreader
                          Everything works as advertised, Great spreader
                          by Ron
                          • DIY
                          • Verified Purchase
                          • Recommended Product
                          Assembly was pretty easy if you follow the instructions. Definitely...
                          Assembly was pretty easy if you follow the instructions. Definitely built more heavy duty than other spreaders I have purchased. It's more money but worth it.
                          by KK
                          • Verified Purchase
                          Rating provided by a verified purchaser...
                          Rating provided by a verified purchaser
                          by TERRY
                          • Verified Purchase
                          Customer Service through this company is excellent....
                          Customer Service through this company is excellent.
                          by Tom
                          • Verified Purchase
                          Very well made product. Used it to treat horse pasture (2 acres) and it worked to my expectation...
                          Very well made product. Used it to treat horse pasture (2 acres) and it worked to my expectations. Highly recommend. Towed behind a Polaris Ranger.
                          by jmz
                          • Verified Purchase
                          • Recommended Product
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