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.