The EarthWay 2750 Nylon Bag Spreader makes it easy to spread seeds and granules over your yard. The corrosion, tear and weather-resistant nylon bag hopper is equipped with a zippered top for easy filling and closure. The nylon bag allows this spreader to be upright when filling, but collapsed for storage. The spreader also has a contoured base that fits easily around the hip and an adjustable shoulder strap, plus a long crank handle. The EarthWay 2750 also features an exclusive rocking agitator that provides smooth, even material feeding to the distribution plate, preventing clumps and clogging. The rate of spread can be adjusted simply by changing the crank rate. Also includes a spring-closing shut-off to prevent lost product.
The EarthWay Spreader has 1 through 7 settings for accurate application.
Material / Construction:
Durable nylon bag, contoured molded base
20 lb/9Kg hopper capacity, zippered top is rustproof, bag is made of durable nylon construction, contoured molded base, adjustable shoulder strap, rocking agitator prevents clumping and clogging, spring loaded shut-off
It gives great coverage for things like seed and fertilizer but I don't like the way it spreads pesticides. It does not distribute well at low settings and the back splash area is not effective for preventing the product from getting on the operator. I would not get another one to use for anything except seed or fertilizer.
I'd say that it's better than some hand-held spreaders because of the capacity of the bag, and the shoulder strap makes it easy to carry. What I didn't like, was the fact that it's not easy to hold in perfect position when using. Toggling the open/close isn't too easy and you will end up getting pelted with whatever you're spreading. In short, it's awkward to use, but better than a lot of the low capacity hand spreaders out there because you don't have to refill it so often.
Purchased this spreader to use when puttin out ant bait. The bait needed to be 1 pound/acre. This was the suggested spreader for that purpose.
It was useless for that. There is no way to get a setting that small on this spreader. So while it maybe ok for fertilizer don't waste your money getting it for spreading bait.
Instead look for a Solo spreader. I suggested this to DoMyOwnPestControl...hopefully they will take my recommendation to heart.
Will the EarthWay spreader tear up when using small granular insecticides like Talstar PL?
No, the Earthway Spreader is built to handle small size granules as well as larger sized granules. We have sold this spreader for some time now with all of our granules and have not had any complaints about its effectiveness with the Talstar PL granules.