I'm looking for opinions on a new spreader. The one I have now is an old Lowe's (thats what's written on it) and the fins that broadcast the seed or fertilizer is damaged. I tried using it last week and its hitting on the cable that opens the bottom of the hopper. I only have about a 1/4 acre and I possibly will fertilize my dad's yard with is about 1/2 acre sometimes. I know lowes sells the Scotts. I've heard Earthway is good, but I'm not looking to spend a lot of money just for my yard and his. So at the very most $100 and I would like to stay under that or even $75. What names of spreaders are usually on the back of seed bags or fertilizer bags that will be easy to use? Or will I have to calibrate it anyway?