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Scotts 76565 Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader 10m

Last Updated: August 20, 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.7
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
849
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Review Summary - 441 recent, verified reviews

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Build Quality
 90
spreader, fertilizer, spreaders, handle, axle
+39%
-61%
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" ...  This one broke after 2 minutes of use. ... The wheels fell off and tipped over the fertilizer on my lawn burning it. ... It appears as though the wheels just pop in but are cheaply made and are not a great fit.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately it is cheaply made. ... The handle to squeeze and open the holes to drop the material hardly works when the bin is full.  ...  "
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" ...  The spinner drops the seeds/fertilizer into the spokes of the wheel.  ...  "
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" ...  Only spread two bags of grass seed before the pin on the wheel that spins the spreaders broke.  ...  "
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" ...  After using the spreader two time, it broke.  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly for $60 it should NOT have plastic wheels.  ...  "
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" ...  The unit broke after the 2nd use.  ...  "
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" ...  Plastic broadcast mechanism was broken upon arrival and therefore unusable.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 66
easy to assemble, put together, easy to put, dial, assembly
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Very easy assembly.  ...  "
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" ...  Well made, easy to use and make changes to the spread rate.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set the drop rate. ... Lightweight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  EdgeGuard is very useful and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Dial is easy to reach and easy to manipulate.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to put together and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to use ,even better than his old one Thanks for a great product.  ...  "
Fit
 39
spreader, wheel, axle, hopper, handle
+28%
-72%
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" ...  Spreader is very cheaply made not worth the money at all, only after a few minutes of putting out seed the pin that goes thru the wheel hub that causes the axle to spin which turns the seed slinger fell out and was lost in the yard ended up putting self tapping screws thru wheel hub so spreader would work again very cheaply made do not buy this POS.  ...  "
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" ...  Also the wheels are a slick plastic which doesn't have much traction, & can slip which results in uneven applications.  ...  "
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" ...  This spreader has a large hopper which I like but the edge guard mechanism is a piece of plastic junk. ... The first hour the edge guard worked fine but the lever on the handle broke and would not work with in 2 hours of use. ... The lever to engage the guard is plastic and will not hold up very long.  ...  "
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" ...  missing bolt and thumbscrew that hold handle together  ...  "
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" ...  Works ok but the wheels fall off. ... They kinda snap on, poorly, but falling off halfway through a pass is not good.  ...  "
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" ...  After only 1 hour of use the left wheel started falling off. ... The tabs designed to keep it in place don't. ... Then after putting the wheel back on 3 times trying to empty spreader the whole axel fell out.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, during first application, one of the hopper fasteners lost the Acorn nuts.  ...  "
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" ...  Wheels did not fit right very wobbly.  ...  "
Capacity
 27
000 sq ft, spreader, lawn, fertilizer, drop spreader
+96%
-4%
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" ...  We larger size means I do not have to fill as often and the large wheels roll smoothly across the yard.  ...  "
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" ...  My husband wanted a bigger spreader and this is the perfect size for our yard and made well.  ...  "
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" ...  It's just under 10,000 sq ft of grass and this works really well.  ...  "
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" ...  Small enough for the garage, still carries enough for the entire lawn  ...  "
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" ...  This has been great for my new yard.  ...  "
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" ...  Fantastic small lawn spreader for small areas.  ...  "
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" ...  Covers a large area fast.  ...  "
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" ...  New house and was looking to really get a nice lawn going.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 27
spreader, lasted, season, scotts, scott
+52%
-48%
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" ...  This was a replacement for an earlier model I've had for years.  ...  "
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" ...  This one should last awhile.  ...  "
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" ...  used for over-seeding after de-thatching, worked fine .  ...  "
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" ...  I have had the same make and type for 15 yrs.  ...  "
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" ...  Replaced a very old Speedy Green.  ...  "
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" ...  Wider than my old Scotts, which lasted - 12 years?  ...  "
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" ...  I wonder how long they'll last.  ...  "
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" ...  I had my previous Scotts Spreader 3000 for over 20 years!  ...  "
Storage
 24
handle, spreader, bag of fertilizer, scotts, hopper
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Great for holding a full large bag of fertilizer.  ...  "
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" ...  FOLD IT BACK AGAIN FOR STORAGE.  ...  "
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" ...  The hopper can hold 40 or more pounds of fertilizer, and I can’t store it in as many places as I could with my smaller, previous Scotts spreader.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds a 50# bag of fertilizer and my kids can use it.  ...  "
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" ...  I had two types of Scott’s spreader before this one, hand held, and push cart smaller than this one.  ...  "
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" ...  Big enough to hold a 50lb bag.  ...  "
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" ...  Later, the handle easily unscrews and folds down to take up less space later.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect size for my small bag of fertilizer.  ...  "
Price
 22
money, spreader, spend, works great, well worth
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Yes, you can get a spreader for less money, but it won't be of this quality.  ...  "
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" ...  It meet all expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome for price.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this a a great price.  ...  "
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" ...  Great rotary spreader for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  GREAT PRICE , AT MY DOORSTEP IN A DAY .  ...  "
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" ...  Works great and great price!  ...  "
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" ...  Good price and works well.  ...  "
Marketplace
 22
picture, works as advertised, worked, thank, replacement
+73%
-27%
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" ...  This spreader is priced less at Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  This is why I am a prime member and continue to buy from amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as described  ...  "
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" ...  So far so good- better price than stores - prompt delivery as usual with Amazon  ...  "
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" ...  Only used it once, but it worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Absolutely no paperwork came with it.  ...  "
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" ...  I couldn’t find one of these locally and was happy to find on Amazon.  ...  "
Setup
 17
easy, instructions, assembly, works well, setting
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Easy to assemble.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to assemble right out of the box, only took a couple minutes and I was fertilizing. ... Easy to set broadcast settings and side guard works well along areas that you don’t want to fertilize.  ...  "
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" ...  Came fully assembled.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy assembly.  ...  "
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" ...  Works like a charm, the instructions are plainly printed on the handle.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy quick assembly for the mechanically challenged!  ...  "
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" ...  Receive the kit it was very easy to install it took less time to install the kit then it would to cut off the cable and mail it  ...  "
Size
 15
small, lawn, folds, bag of fertilizer, weight
+93%
-7%
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" ...  If you have a larger lawn this is a must  ...  "
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" ...  Lightweight and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Handle just folds up. ... Reverse for compact storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Later, the handle easily unscrews and folds down to take up less space later.  ...  "
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" ...  FOLD IT BACK AGAIN FOR STORAGE.  ...  "
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" ...  The hooper is good size.  ...  "
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" ...  Great for holding a full large bag of fertilizer.  ...  "
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" ...  Big enough to hold a 50lb bag.  ...  "
Returns
 12
returning, refund, scott, spreader, returned
+8%
-92%
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" ...  it was rusty, that is why i replaced it. ... and i will have to replace it!!  ...  "
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" ...  I wish I could return this but I waited too long until I used it. ... Now my return time is expired.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm planning on returning this spreader and not replacing it with a Scott's spreader.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried to get it replaced via chat and two different people couldn’t figure out how to do a return.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning the product is not as easy as the no quibble guarantee suggests. ... Make you jump through hoops just to get a replacement/refund.  ...  "
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" ...  It's 3 weeks old, returning.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon preferred I contact the manufacturer instead of returning for replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Product too large to return as I got rid of the box etc.  ...  "
Comfort
 12
wheels, spreader, fertilizer, hand held, grip
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Only after 1 use the tires lock up quickly and the back resting panel clicks out and falls easily.  ...  "
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" ...  It starts to fall apart. ... I've fixed the wheels because they wear and fall off.  ...  "
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" ...  The wheels fell off and tipped over the fertilizer on my lawn burning it.  ...  "
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" ...  The second spring on the first use everytime it got on uneven terrain the wheel would fall off so it made a light stripe where less caking in the wheel occurred and little spots where fertilizer would spill when the wheel fell off. ... By the second use the wheel would just fall off for no reason.  ...  "
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" ...  The wheel came off and shortly thereafter the spreading apparatus broke.  ...  "
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" ...  After only 1 hour of use the left wheel started falling off. ... Then after putting the wheel back on 3 times trying to empty spreader the whole axel fell out.  ...  "
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" ...  no grip at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Works ok but the wheels fall off. ... They kinda snap on, poorly, but falling off halfway through a pass is not good.  ...  "
Overall performance
 11
fast, fertilizer, done, every, easy to use
+91%
-9%
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" ...  And it worked fast!  ...  "
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" ...  but it does the job!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and effective enough to get the job done.  ...  "
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" ...  Handles well and does it's job.  ...  "
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" ...  Very well built, does an excellent job, and makes my job a lot easier.  ...  "
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" ...  This made the job go so much faster for him because it holds so much fertilizer. ... I would have no problem doing the job myself with this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Good settings for various tasks  ...  "
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" ...  Just what I needed do a great job.  ...  "
Cleaning
 11
fertilizer, spreading, spreader, grass, easy to clean
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Easy to use, spreads uniformity easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  I prefer the drop style spreader rather than the spray of broadcast style.  ...  "
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" ...  I can report that despite being stored clean and empty between uses in a climate controlled garage, it worked as advertised precisely one time, and then broke and will not spread fertilizer at all half way through the second use.  ...  "
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" ...  Clean up is also a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  If you clean it regularly, it will last forever.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 10
feature, broke, spreading, shield, fine
+60%
-40%
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" ...  The edge shield feature is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with the Edge Guard It keeps it all off the places I don't want it .  ...  "
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" ...  Edge guard came in handy around my garden areas.  ...  "
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" ...  I particularly like the edge guard.  ...  "
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" ...  Husband likes the edge guard.  ...  "
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" ...  Additionally, I found the edge guard feature to be extremely helpful so my spreading didn't go into undesirable locations.  ...  "
Design
 8
looks, yet, spreader, near, look
+75%
-25%
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" ...  but it looks sturdy and I'm happy.  ...  "
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" ...  One sees that in every aspect of its design.  ...  "
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" ...  Scott's spreader, looks good.  ...  "
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" ...  He did not look stress or near a heatstroke after completing the job.  ...  "
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" ...  I will admit it looks cool and worked on me  ...  "
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" ...  Love the new design over my old one.  ...  "
Hair
 7
cut, lawn, grass, spread, seeds
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Perfect for spreading grass seeds and fertilizers.  ...  "
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" ...  Just dropped a three hundred foot line of insect killer on the lawn.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is great the way I can shield going beyond the edges of my lawn!  ...  "
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" ...  I used Scott's Weed and Feed for my St Augustine grass.  ...  "
Network
 7
spreader, sq ft, seed, 10 000 sq, 000 sq ft
+71%
-29%
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" ...  Coverage of product looks pretty accurate.  ...  "
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" ...  Holds 15000 SQ FT of product.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice coverage and a lot of setting to use.  ...  "
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" ...  easier to push because of wheels and holds more product - also wider coverage spread.  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
works as advertised, worked, took, point, described
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Worked as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Well the picture shows what my whole yard looks like.  ...  "
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" ...  Only used it once, but it worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised  ...  "
Delivery
 6
received, big box, store, shipping, opened
+100%
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" ...  Ready to use right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Found this cheaper than any of the big box stores around.  ...  "
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" ...  You must calibrate out of box.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it they day I received it.  ...  "
Cables
 5
control, scotts, adjustment, spreader, mail
+40%
-60%
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" ...  This Elite Spreader had a pop sound on my second time using it and the cable that moves the 2 blades that control how much fertilizer is dropped on to the broadcaster quit moving except when I turn the control dial to 15 or more, it then moves a little and this one has 2 of these and one moved a little more than the other whereas before the pop sound they moved evenly, which essentially makes it useless because it is no longer reliable to control the fertilizer flow onto your lawn. ... When I called Scotts, the rep said he would send me another agitator control cable, as he called it, in 7 to 10 days.  ...  "
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" ...  Within 10 minutes of its first use, the cable that controls the trap door openings apparently slipped out of adjustment and didn't open the doors at the lower settings.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: Scotts offered a full refund if I cut the sheath off the control cable and send it to them.  ...  "
Features
 5
feature, edge guard feature, settings, dial
+60%
-40%
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" ...  The edge guard feature is useful.  ...  "
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" ...  Has a edger feature if you want to block off the right side.  ...  "
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" ...  The Edge guard feature is also pretty cool!  ...  "
Washing
 4
use, sure, make, rinse
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Seems to be very good quality (make sure you thoroughly wash of fertilizer after use).  ...  "
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" ...  The agitator is within the collector.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, but make sure to give it a rinse when you’re done using.  ...  "
Controls
 4
controls, control, wheel, turn, spreading
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Too rough with controls.  ...  "
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" ...  Right wheel will not turn.  ...  "
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" ...  However the controls did not work.  ...  "
Ease of Cleaning
 4
clean, easy to use, easy to push
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use, spreads uniformity easy to clean  ...  "
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" ...  Clean up is also a breeze.  ...  "
Software Platform
 3
2, pretty, error
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Dandelions and weeds were pretty much gone after 2 applications.  ...  "
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" ...  I made 2 applications with it and my lawn now looks like a checker board.  ...  "
Food Items
 3
evenly
+33%
-67%
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" ...  This does not spread evenly at all.  ...  "
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" ...  Also it does not spread evenly.  ...  "

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