Lawn spreader

Snagglefoot

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Thanks everyone for the input. I picked up the Scott's with the edge guard. Here is a shot of it with my smaller Scott's unit with the stripped gear box. The new one throws granules way further which I like.

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Looking good! My lawns are small enough that I just use handheld spreaders...the one at my primary residence is even battery powered. I thought that was a dumb idea but it was all my local Lowe's had when I needed a spreader. I think it's call a Wizz or somesuch. I learned a long time ago that a broadcast spreader is a lot more forgiving than a drop spreader. I really messed up my first lawn around 1990, trying to use a drop spreader. Stripes, dead spots, etc. It was not good. Now I just use a cheap 10-10-10 or 12-12-12 periodically on my fescue lawn in OH and spot spray weeds. Still trying to figure out the routine for the St Augustine grass in SW Florida...used a Scotts weed & feed the first time a couple of weeks ago, probably just use Milorganite to green it up later in the summer, when there are rules about fertilizing.
 
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
Thanks everyone for the input. I picked up the Scott's with the edge guard. Here is a shot of it with my smaller Scott's unit with the stripped gear box. The new one throws granules way further which I like.
You may want to check with Scotts on that gearbox. I have had several parts sent to me to repair my two spreaders free of charge and they were both several years old.. They may send you a replacement part free of charge.
 
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