Scotts Spreader- any good?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Exmarkboy13, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im in need for a decent cheap spreader for ocasional use. Im looking at the scotts edgegaurd pro with air filled tires at home depot for $70.00 . Is it worth it for ocasional use? I would get a lesco or anderson but i want something really cheap because ill only use it once or twice a week. Thanks.
     
  2. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    BUMP to za top...
     
  3. Sea of green

    Sea of green LawnSite Member
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    I have the smaller version of the edge guard. I wanted something "better" so i bought the 180.00 model of the Shindaiwa spreader. Turns out the scotts spreader is much better. I have had no problems with it and the Shindaiwa is slowly falling apart. I say go for it Plus it has the edge guard and that's a big plus.
     
  4. Exmarkboy13

    Exmarkboy13 LawnSite Senior Member
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    great thanks. Is it worth the 70 bucks?? there is an agri fab for 70 but is the scotts better??
     
  5. Sea of green

    Sea of green LawnSite Member
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    I have not used that brand. Go to the store and compare them, the agri-fab does look more sturdy, and it does have a covered gearbox.. but you should just go look at them
     
  6. Sea of green

    Sea of green LawnSite Member
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    You might want to also think about the size of the yards your doing. Pushing 80 lbs sucks and you can get away with using a 40lb spreader on most lawns of average size anyways.
     
  7. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
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    No, they are junk. I have gone through 4 of them until I just bought a 230$ earth way spreader. Scotts is junk.
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  8. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    I was looking at the Scotts with air filled tires the other day at Costco.
    IMO the hole was too small and don't think it would hold up good, it is a fully residential spreader. Therefore, you could look into getting something with a better gearbox and design.

    Such as a: Spyker, Snow-Ex (works great in the summer too), Lesco, or a heavy duty commercial Agri-Fab just to name a few.
     
  9. Gilmore.Landscaping

    Gilmore.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ontario
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    I have one I use it mostly for seeding jobs. I have the plastic wheels and it sucks on bumpy lawns and agree that the chute is too small for commercial fertilizers. The small granular of scotts fertilizers is fine or seed as mentioned. I bought mine because I love the easy on-off of the edgeguard.

    I have had my 3 years now and I just keep it fluid filmed and haven't had a single issue. To be honest I bought it thinking it would last a year and the cable system would break but I have been presently surprised.
     
  10. ALEX'S LANDSCAPING

    ALEX'S LANDSCAPING LawnSite Senior Member
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    Oh ya: And about the edgeguard on the Scotts, you can just make one for it.
    If you want I can post some pics tomorrow on how I made mine.
     

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