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Moving into a new place; when we left the last house I tossed the crappy Scott’s branded spreader I’d been using for 4 years. Don’t need a huge one (~1/4 acre), but want a decent one that’ll be more comfortable than the previous spreader. Any thoughts from the forum?



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hand-cast method?







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Don’t get your knickers wadded up.

How many votes do you think this will get?

There are thousands and thousands of bills submitted every Congress, only a few hundred of which have any hope of being seriously considered. The rest are tossed in the hopper for the purpose of spewing some sunshine up the rear end of some group of constituents the Congressman wants to impress.


Best cross post that makes sense if you only read the title of the thread. Big Grin. Now to find the political thread with info about fertilizer spreaders. Bwahahahahaha. Smile
 
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goats an sheep.. they eat all summer ,you eat all winter.


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Since I bought this battery powered one from Scotts, I no longer use a push broadcast spreader. This will throw anything you need for 1/4 acre. I highly recommend it.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sc...ader-71131/206601107
 
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I just have a Scotts broadcast spreader that has the EdgeGuard feature so I don't broadcast into flower beds. It's OK.

Whatever you do, don't get one of those god awful drop spreaders.

If you want to buy the BMWs of broadcast spreaders, I think Mark123 can help you out.



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Originally posted by JALLEN:
Don’t get your knickers wadded up.

How many votes do you think this will get?

There are thousands and thousands of bills submitted every Congress, only a few hundred of which have any hope of being seriously considered. The rest are tossed in the hopper for the purpose of spewing some sunshine up the rear end of some group of constituents the Congressman wants to impress.



Best cross post that makes sense if you only read the title of the thread. Big Grin. Now to find the political thread with info about fertilizer spreaders. Bwahahahahaha. Smile


How does something like this happen? ~45,000 posts, never saw anything like it!

Somebody colluding with Ruskies or something?




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Originally posted by JALLEN:
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Originally posted by ffips:
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Originally posted by JALLEN:
Don’t get your knickers wadded up.

How many votes do you think this will get?

There are thousands and thousands of bills submitted every Congress, only a few hundred of which have any hope of being seriously considered. The rest are tossed in the hopper for the purpose of spewing some sunshine up the rear end of some group of constituents the Congressman wants to impress.



Best cross post that makes sense if you only read the title of the thread. Big Grin. Now to find the political thread with info about fertilizer spreaders. Bwahahahahaha. Smile


How does something like this happen? ~45,000 posts, never saw anything like it!

Somebody colluding with Ruskies or something?


Glad to see I figured out where it was meant to go.

Sorry to the OP for the drift, but I still giggle at the irony of how well it fit if one only read the title and opted to inject politics.

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I've had a Lesco branded 50# spreader for 10 years. I believe it was $200 when I bought it. It works so well, my dad borrows it.
 
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I've got 2 broadcast spreaders, my lawn is about 15000 sq ft.

One is a Scotts Turf Builder Edgeguard Mini, and that's exactly what I use it for, the edges of my yard when I don't want product thrown to one side. It's fatiguing to use for more than edging because it's too short, has hard plastic wheels that like to slide and skip as much as roll, and requires that you squeeze the release continuously with your right hand to keep the chute open. Another issue is Scotts only provides spreader settings for Scotts products and based on my use today, it's unreliable. That said for about $40 it gets the job done and has lasted for several years in it's role. It also folds to a manageable size.

When I got tired of the crap spreaders, I bought an EarthWay. They make several, but I bought the 2150 commercial. It has pneumatic tires, a large hopper, is well made and comfortable to use. Repair parts are available as well. The only downside other than cost is that the chute settings are pretty rudimentary and don't fine tune well. Probably overkill for your needs, but they make a residential series I'd consider, a decent looking one called the 2600 for a decent price that looks like a scaled down version of the 2150.




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Originally posted by ffips:... I still giggle at the irony of how well it fit if one only read the title and opted to inject politics.

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I've been very satisfied with this one.
 
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I like the Scott's Snap Pac, but I think they discontinued it. Lowe's still sells the bags.


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I've been very satisfied with this one.


This looks very good and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.



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Originally posted by FiveFiveSixFan:
I've been very satisfied with this one.


This looks very good and exactly what I was looking for. Thank you.


That is identical to my EarthWay




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For that small an area, I would strongly recommend you consider a hand crank spreader. The canvas ones you hang around your neck have served me VERY well for seed, fertilizer, grub killer, whatever. Incredible control over spread and you can see how far and where it goes. They have a feed rate adjuster but you can also manage that by how fast you crank. Slow gets heavier coverage in a narrower area, fast lighter coverage in broader area. The plastic adjuster broke off mine a couple years ago - no worries, I just have it adjusted to full flow and manage spread by how far you pull back the level to open hopper and how hard I turn. If that sounds complicated, it's not.

I love mine, and regularly thank my old neighbor who turned me on to these. Unlike the push behind ones that are influenced by terrain, bumps, etc. and almost always spread unevenly this is nearly perfect. We call the old style walk-behind devices "stripers" since they end up with an area more heavily covered than others. They also don't last long, the one I'm describing will easily go 10+ years.

Bonus points for being much easier to store in less space. Only downside is you need to rig some sleeve to hold it open/upright while pouring in fertilizer. I used an old 12pack coke box with ends cut out for about 15 years, now have to buy beer to get the same box style. Dammit..... Smile

Picture of an example below, there are others. Don't recall the name of mine, will look this evening. These will hold a pretty good quantity of product and the neck strap makes it less of a pain to cart around the yard.




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+1 for the handheld. I have a Scott's handheld for our 1/4 acre yard and it does everything I need. Donated the drop and rotary spreaders that were taking up space in the garage and haven't missed them.
 
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Earthway! I have model 2150 and its of excellent build quality. Makes Scott's look like a POS which it is, even their "professional " model.


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Originally posted by JALLEN:
Don’t get your knickers wadded up.

How many votes do you think this will get?

There are thousands and thousands of bills submitted every Congress, only a few hundred of which have any hope of being seriously considered. The rest are tossed in the hopper for the purpose of spewing some sunshine up the rear end of some group of constituents the Congressman wants to impress.


Best cross post that makes sense if you only read the title of the thread. Big Grin. Now to find the political thread with info about fertilizer spreaders. Bwahahahahaha. Smile



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