EarthWay Professional 50 lb. Broadcast Spreader (C22HD) is the workhorse professionals use day in and day out. Bringing durability and the latest in push spreader technology to bear the EarthWay Professional 50lb Broadcast Spreader (C22HD) makes big jobs easier. Featuring the EV-N-SPRED PRO Dual Port Adjustable Shut-Off System the operator can make fine adjustments to spread pattern based on the granular materials weight, size, and characteristics in flight. Making use of the EarthWay Twin-Tube chassis can bear a total load up to 250 lbs. The heavy duty axle is made from a unique engineered material that makes for a smooth bearing surface, and is free of maintenance with no grease and no oil. The Super-Duty gearbox sets the bar for push spreaders with speed and strength that no other manufacturer can match. Even carrying a full load of material the EarthWay Professional 50lb Broadcast Spreader (C22HD) easily moves over any terrain. Designed with user comfort in mind the spreader has a T-Speed lever and adjustable ergonomic handle. The solid build of the EarthWay Professional 50lb Broadcast Spreader (C22HD) and the rustproof poly hopper will give you years solid performance.
Rustproof poly hopper; Twin-Tube Epoxy Powder Coated Professional Chassis
EV-N-SPRED PRO Dual Port Adjustable Shut-Off System; 13 in. diameter turf tires on rust-proof poly rims; Super-duty gearbox for long life; Debris screen to prevent clumps from clogging the shut-off system; Ergonomic upper handle for easy control.
5-Year Limited Warranty. See manual for complete details.
This is a very nice product once you get it assembled. The instructions could be better. Make sure you measure and sort the bolts so you don't accidentally put them in the wrong place. I used it for the first time and it pushes really easily and is nice not to have to hold down the spring loaded handle like on my old scotts model with plastic wheels.
Did a lot of research and bought the Earthway C22HD. Like others have said, assembly instructions should be better and don't fully tighten nuts until the end. I like that it is easy to manuver around the yard and the open/close function operates smoothly. However, I am disappointed in the feed hopper. Broadcasting becomes irregular if you are horizontally on a hill as the hopper is getting empty. Fertilize your hilly areas first and finish on flat areas.
First off let me say that this spreader is the best and easiest one to use that I have owned. Like other's I have bought many different types of spreaders that after some use have problems or just rust apart. This spreader rolls effortlessly across the lawn loaded or not. On another point setup and use was easy. Some folks complained that parts were scattered in the box because of improper packaging. Not so with mine. If you are like a lot of people who are tired of inconsistent spreader problems then this is the one for you. The pricing is good and the service is better. This spreader will be an heirloom. Go for it.
Does the EarthWay Professional 50lb Broadcast Spreader come with a cover to keep granules dry during a rain
If not, are there any commercial heavy duty spreaders that do have a cover/lid?
The Earthway Pro does not come with a cover. You may want to check out the Precision Pro Broadcast spreader. This spreaser covers a range of 8 to 10 foot spread pattern which is fast and efficient and has a convenient cover.