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Old 03-08-2011, 01:52 PM
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Nobody Makes a decent Hand Spreader Anymore

The Scotts Handygreen 2 used to be the best little hand spreader you could buy for flower bed applications. Then about three years back Scotts probably switched manufacturers in China to save a few pennies and the quality went down the toilet.

I talked to Scotts, and Earthway but they don't listen to feedback at all. I love my Earthway stainless steel push spreader but hand helds Earthway make are junk. Earthway sent me a free bag spreader but you hand goes threw the stream your broadcasting which is a pretty stupid design.

I know there are other bag or hopper spreaders you can strap on you chest but who needs a bulky spreader like that for small area applications? I would like to hear from as many people as possible who are tired of the junk hand spreaders on the market and would be willing to pay $50 or even $100 for a commercial quality hand spreader. I'd even be satisfied if Scotts would pull it's head out of it's azz and once again make a quality product.

If anyone has an old Handygreen 2 spreader with a solid crank style handle I would gladly pay $50 for it. The new crappy spreaders all have raised fins on the hand crank that resemble the cooling fins on an air cooled engine.

Alright, everybody chime in.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:07 PM
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i know what you mean, but at 10 bucks a pop, you can also get 5 a year and make out ok.

i use them for shrub bed apps myself.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:36 PM
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I found that as soon as you turn the handle on most hand spreaders the plastic gears start to skip, grind, and go to hell. I don't think Scotts has a clue how many commercial people were using their home owner marketed spreader.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:34 PM
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true, and you told them this and no go huh?
i never knew of any but the cheap plastic ones. i wich it had better gearing and handle, as they are a bit delicate, but at least they are cheap which most likely makes them more money as you have to buy more often etc.
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