Earthway Professional Broadcast Spreader ( 2050P) is the perfect solution for the homeowner with a medium or large lawn with hills and bumps! The hopper has an 80 lb/36 kg capacity, 3 hole Drop Shut-Off System, and 10 inch pneumatic tires to allow for even and smooth application of granular materials. Earthway Professional Broadcast Spreader (2050P) has a fingertip rate control which provides easy control of the spreader. This product comes fully assembled and will be ready to use in seconds. Please refer to the attached manual and setting matrix below for more information.
This spreader works very well and so far has held up well (I'm in the second season).
Caution: you do need to be careful when you stop, because if you don't shut the lever off, the product will continue to flow even when you stop. Always make sure you turn off the lever whenever stopping! Also, you set the spreader setting with a little wing nut that tightens and holds the setting, so when you turn the lever back on it goes back to the same setting you had before. In other words, when you move the lever on and off, it maintains the spreader setting, which is nice.
I bought this spreader 15 years ago it has serviced me very well, no problems, spreads evenly and is easy to push, I wash it after every use and expect to get another (At least) 5 or MORE years out of it. The only problem that that I have had was to replace the cotter pin on the drive wheel to the axle. In my opinion this is one of the finest spreaders you can buy
Great Spreader, Suggest one easy correction to make perfect.
By Jim on 05/13/2020
Just purchased this spreader a 3 month's ago. I have a large 14,000 sq ft yard, and have used it for Lime, Fertilizer, and Pre- Emergent,. The three openings spread the product very well, and it has a edge shut off where only 2 openings spread on the right side for along drives etc. My only issue the first time I used it was that I did not really tighten down enough the very small metal wing nut to set my opening. It is very small, and hurts my older fingers to really tighten it down. You must push the handle forward just as you begin to push the spreader forward. And when stopping at the end of a row, pull the handle back as you are stopping. That is the correct way. The first time, as I was spreading, stopping at the end of each row, and turning around, and pushing the handle forward every time, I did not notice that the wing nut was not holding the setting I had set, and had moved forward. Then I noticed that more product was going down on my lawn.
I think the small wing nut should be made bigger, to grab your fingers on, and turn it tight enough to hold the setting you chose. I now carry a small pliers with me to really tighten the setting wing nut. NOTE: The piece of plastic that holds the setting should be metal, as I worry it will crack if I tighten it down to much. Still like the spreader over the Scotts it replaced. Sure would like a bigger wing nut, and a metal setting piece though.