Recommend a good spreader?

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    Value wise that is going to be hard to beat.
     
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    I ordered it. 99 usd straight from Scotts, free freight!. Had a little tax but 102 is not bad. I hope this one holds together better than its predecessor.




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    Too hard to add txt to the mobile web, but it is here. I admonished the ups guy about caring for his spine, because he carried it the 4-500 feet up my drive.
     
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    20180112_081119.jpg Simple assembly, put on the wheels, insert two outboard washers for the wheels to spin against, and 2 cotter pins in the outboard holes and bent so they stay put. A couple of handle nuts sort the handle out. It has a cell phone holder and and app. No idea why yet, maybe it can track where I missed or tell me if I am doubling back with too much fertilizer. 20180112_081058.jpg 20180111_164544.jpg
     
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    It has a cell phone holder? Wow, manufacturers are really in touch with the latest tech aren't they?
     
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    I suppose one could binge watch Iron Fist while knocking out the yard work. I would probably run into things. Perhaps it should be restricted to plant related educational videos?
     
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    The app they intend you use with the cell is called "My Lawn". It offers a slight description of current lawn conditions with the expected offer of products to be used at the calendar date. Its also tied intothe weather reports and tracks your local rainfall.
     
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    Haven't had time to see that show yet. I've heard, however, that it's not as good as its predecessors.
     
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    Its for a day that is nasty out. I have seen worse.
     
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    I took the spreader out for a spin so to speak. The 2 agitators are driven by one wheel and it had a tendency to resist on that side. It was not very pleasant. I removed the free wheel and drilled a hole for a cotter pin and now it is a 2 wheel drive and pushes in a much more balanced and pleasant way.
     
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    Update: So the drive pin fell out not doubt due to my previous removal, and both wheels are now placed with a cotter pin and it works really well. Lots of drive power, even pushing even with a full bag of "stuff" in it.
     
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