When I buy a push spreader, I buy a quality spreader made for doing 20 lawns a day every day. I pay almost $400 dollars for this instead of buying a $40 unit at a home store and having to replace it in a couple of months. The same holds true for a hand spreader I don't use it to treat entire lawns of course but I do carry it in my hopper and it does get used daily, sometimes at multiple locations.The sky is not the limit on price but I just bought another Scotts hand spreader at Lowes for $14.(I've lost count on how many I've bought over the last 2 yrs. I think somewhere between 8-12) I would much rather purchase something for $50-100 and know that it would last me a couple of years and be rebuildable at that point than to be $14'd to death...
"The Poor Fish" circa 1930's: The Poor Fish wouldn't have been caught if he'd known enough to keep his fool mouth shut.
"Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work"- Thomas Edison, businessman/inventor