Earthway 2030PPlus Deluxe Lawn and Garden Spreader with 9-Inch Pneumatic Wheels
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- Residential Use and Fully Assembled
- 9" x 4" Pneumatic Tires
- 65 lb. capacity
- Spread Pattern 6' to 10' (feet)
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One reviewer mentioned here that the handle is too short for tall people - I disagree. I am 6'01 and the handle (set on the highest setting) is just fine.
+ Very stable, easy to follow the contours of my lawn
+ Big tires had no problem with mole holes on my lawn, slopes / bumps irregularity. Let me move quickly.
+ Spreader throws a good distance, and very regular distribution. No fertilizer burn THIS year!
+ Hopper has good capacity. I was filling 2-3 times from 50 pound bags. No problem!
+ Easy to control flow, chart included with it let me set the right spreading pounds/yard, verified by how much fertilizer I went through. Neat :)
- I didn't buy it 30 years ago!!!
Like another reviewer, I'm over 6' tall (6'2 or 3 I guess) and had no problem pushing this thing around, on level ground, uphill, or downhill. I was *SO* happy with how well it did, it took me less than a half hour to spread 100 pounds of fertilizer on an irregular 1/2 acre of grass, and it all went smoothly.
For the first time, I'm thinking I might be willing to fertilize my lawn more than once a year. This thing is awesome! Kudos to the manufacturer.
I picked this spreader after reading a lot of reviews. Two potential problems were highlighted in those reviews: the control cable for the flow control rusting, and the flow control setting being accidentally changed when opening and closing the gate at the bottom while stopping or turning.
I was pleased to see that the control cable is now sheathed in rubber insulation, so I can't imagine it rusting. Kudos to Earthway for solving a problem that only a few reviewers had reported.
As to the very minor issue, when you set the flow setting (easy to determine using the chart provided online by Earthway), you might want to tighten the set screw more than you think is necessary. I looked down into the hopper halfway through my front yard and noticed I was dispensing a lot more product than I intended. Sure enough, I had accidentally bumped the flow control wide open when I stopped the flow while crossing my driveway. Once I was aware of the problem, I tightened the set screw adequately and had no more problems.
One final consideration: This is a broadcast spreader. I need to add iron to my lawn on a regular basis, and the iron stains concrete if not swept up shortly after application. It would be nice to be able to block one or both sides (limiting the area of application) when applying product next to certain areas (such as applying iron next to a driveway or sidewalk, or applying certain types of weed control next to a flowerbed). I believe Earthway makes an optional guard that does exactly that, but I'm not sure. Next spring I'll probably try to fashion such a device out of cardboard to limit the amount of sweeping and blowing of concrete needed after I add iron to the lawn.
This is a great spreader, I'm very happy with it, and I'm glad I bought it.