Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader

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Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader
Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader
Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader
Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader

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Product Overview

Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader is a great product, making it super simple to spread any type of granules on your lawn, garden or whichever surface you desire. Holding enough granules to treat up to 10,000 sq. ft. of lawn, Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader will keep going when other drop spreaders would limit you. This spreader will literally "drop" the granule right on the lawn without flinging it around.

Works great with Milky Spore Lawn Spreader Mix.

Usually there is a list of settings on the product for which setting on the spreader to use. If this spreader isn't listed on the product, there are multiple ways to calibrate the Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader. Follow the instructions on the description below.

Features and Specs

For use in: Outdoor residential areas.
Application: Place granules into the hopper. Move spreader across desired area.
Pet safe: Yes.
Coverage Area: Up to 10,000 sq ft
Material / Construction: Plastic
Shipping Weight: 12.69 lbs
Manufactured By: Scotts (Mfg. Number: 76565)
UPC: 032247765657

Details

Set Up Instructions:

  1. Lay the spreader down so that it rests on the front of the hoppper.
  2. Lift the U-bar and brace, then spread the sides of the brace and insert the ends into the holes in the U-bar.
  3. Place the spreader upright on its wheels.
  4. Rais the top half of the handle to the upright position and hand tighten the wing nuts.

Quick Start Instructions:

  1. Fill hopper with lawn product of your choice.
  2. Turn rate control to correct setting listed in the Spreader Setting section on the back of each package of product.
  3. To apply product, begin walking at a steady pace (approx. 4 ft./sec.), then squeeze and hold trigger.
  4. When finished, sweep any stray particles from hard surfaces back onto lawn area.
  5. Never leave product in the spreader. Pour leftover material back into the package and seal the package tightly. After each use, wash thoroughly over the lawn to remove all material clinging to the spreader. Hot water may be required at times to remove stubborn residue. Allow the spreader to dry thoroughly in the sun. Store your spreader in a clean dry place.

Application Tips:

In cases where you do not have a tested setting, you can test your estimated setting by placing that amount in the spreader and covering a matching area. So, in this case, put 5.75 pounds in the spreader and test it in a 1000 square foot area (which is 50 feet by 20 feet). We recommend a low setting, between 1/4 and 1/3 of the potential range of the spreader to start.

Calibrating the spreader:

Check the calibration by first adjusting your micrometer setting to 6. Turn the spreader over so that you are looking at the outside of the bottom of the hopper. Use your foot to hold down the trigger. With the micrometer set at 6 and the trigger squeezed against the handle, the front edge of the projecting ridge on the shut-off bar should be aligned with the calibration line located on the 2nd or 3rd tooth from the center. To adjust the alignment,, use a small wrench to turn the black calibration screw at the lower end of the control wire leading from the micrometer rate setting barrel. Adjust the screw until the calibration line and raised ridge or front edge of the shut-off bar meet.

For Rectangular Lawns: Apply two header strips across each end for a turning area. Then apply back and forth in the longest direction.

For Irregular-Shaped Lawns: Apply one header strip around the entire lawn for a turning area, then apply back and forth.

Spreader Overlap: To avoid streaks or misses, overlap spreader patterns approximately 1-1/2 feet (50 cm). Do not leave spreader open when making turns.

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    Milky spores and classic drop spreader

    By Rodrick on 09/09/2014

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    All items and products worked as described and on time. Easy to assemble. I will be ordering my fall addition soon. I know it is a 2 year treatment plan. I will let you know next spring if it is affective. Thank you

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Questions & Answers

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Q
What setting should we use with a Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader?

The company we by the fertilizer from (ZAMZ0W'S) in Boise, ID provides us with bags of fertilizer calibrated for the Scott's Accugreen 3000 spreader. They call for a 12.5 setting and 2 EA 25 LB bags to cover 5000 SF of lawn. Our spreader would run thru almost 2 bags for half the lawn at that setting. What setting should we use with this spreader to cover 5000 SF with 2 25 LB bags?

A

The setting to use on a spreader will depend on the product being used. The setting instructions are found on the back side of the fertilizer bag, the spreaders they list will be ones the manufacturer has tested their product on. If you don't find the Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader listed on the bag it doesn't mean it can't be used, it just means you will have to calibrate it to find out what setting is the right one. You can see the video on the spreader's page or you can follow these instructions:

Calibrating the spreader:

Check the calibration by first adjusting your micrometer setting to 6. Turn the spreader over so that you are looking at the outside of the bottom of the hopper. Use your foot to hold down the trigger. With the micrometer set at 6 and the trigger squeezed against the handle, the front edge of the projecting ridge on the shut-off bar should be aligned with the calibration line located on the 2nd or 3rd tooth from the center. To adjust the alignment,, use a small wrench to turn the black calibration screw at the lower end of the control wire leading from the micrometer rate setting barrel. Adjust the screw until the calibration line and raised ridge or front edge of the shut-off bar meet.

For Rectangular Lawns: Apply two header strips across each end for a turning area. Then apply back and forth in the longest direction.

For Irregular-Shaped Lawns: Apply one header strip around the entire lawn for a turning area, then apply back and forth.

Spreader Overlap: To avoid streaks or misses, overlap spreader patterns approximately 1-1/2 feet (50 cm). Do not leave spreader open when making turns.

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Doesn't anybody make a similar drop spreader that is any wider than the Scotts 1000 (i.e. 24 - 30 " wide)
A
We apologize, we are not aware of a spreader wider than the Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader. 

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Q
Is there a marker that can be added to dry granular materials spread in this type of spreader?
A

We do have Prime Source Indicator Blue SG. This is water soluble granule that could potentially be mixed with a granule and applied to the soil. You may need to wet the lawn first in order to see where the product has landed.

Do be mindful that with most insecticide granules, they are falling beyond the thatch layer and so will the Prime Source Indicator Blue SG. This will in turn turn the soil blue and you may not be able to see exactly where the product was applied.

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Can I use Scotts Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader for top mix
A

We do not see an issue using Scotts Turf Builder for top mix. For the correct calibration, please contact Scotts at 888-270-3714.

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What setting do I use on my Scotts Edgeguard to sow buffalo grass seed at a rate of 10 lb/sq ft?
A

We would recommend to contact Scotts as the setting varies depending on the product.  1-888-295-6902

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