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Old 05-27-2015, 09:18 PM
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Spyker Hand Held Spreader?

Do you own a Spyker hand held spreader? Thoughts,etc?
I bought a Scotts hand held spreader at Home Depot ,and it sucks!
I want to buy an awesome hand held spreader. Very Confused!
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:17 AM
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Jeff K at Earthway is designing a new one to come out soon. It will be better. He wants to help you.

What problems did you have?
What features do you need?
What do you use it for?
In what ways did you abuse it? (Throw it in truck? Drop it? Never clean it? Never lube it? Never try to calibrate it?) What products do you use it for?
Does it need to fit behind the seat of your pickup--or--does it live outdoors in your pickup--rain or shine?
Need arm support?
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:51 AM
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With all due respect, you are asking me way too many questions.

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Jeff K at Earthway is designing a new one to come out soon. It will be better. He wants to help you.

What problems did you have?
What features do you need?
What do you use it for?
In what ways did you abuse it? (Throw it in truck? Drop it? Never clean it? Never lube it? Never try to calibrate it?) What products do you use it for?
Does it need to fit behind the seat of your pickup--or--does it live outdoors in your pickup--rain or shine?
Need arm support?
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Old 05-28-2015, 01:03 PM
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I bought a Scotts hand held spreader at Home Depot ,and it sucks!

Yep cause that's extremely informative.
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Old 05-28-2015, 03:59 PM
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The Scotts hand spreader started off fine for the first 1-2 minutes ,very easy to turn reel . After the first few minutes it started getting extremely hard to reel,until it would barely reel at all.

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Do you own a Spyker hand held spreader? Thoughts,etc?
I bought a Scotts hand held spreader at Home Depot ,and it sucks!
I want to buy an awesome hand held spreader. Very Confused!
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Old 05-30-2015, 07:22 PM
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Of all the available hand held spreaders, I like the Scott's with wrist support best. I got thru about one a month with daily use.
I keep two in trailer one use and one spare, and I keep one on shelf at shop.


Couple things I now do to help extend life slightly,
When new I trim the little wings off of the agitator, and I pull the side cover off and lube the gears and under the spinner plate.

Also occasionally clean the gate and lube it ,

Gl
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Old 05-31-2015, 10:08 AM
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Do you own a Spyker hand held spreader? Thoughts,etc?
I bought a Scotts hand held spreader at Home Depot ,and it sucks!
I want to buy an awesome hand held spreader. Very Confused!
If you're talking about the blue model with round hopper it sucks to be blunt. I thought it would be better than the Scotts but it was worse. The Scotts works OK for me but I think it is an older one that had better design than later models, knock on wood. You can have my Spyker if you come get it.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:21 AM
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We use the green ones from JDL. They might say Lesco on them. It looks identical to the blue Spyker. For me they work great. They last a couple of seasons while being stored inside the hopper of a ride on.
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