Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133)

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  • Spreader Type: Handheld
  • Product Type: Lawn Spreader
  • Capacity: 1000 sq. ft.
  • Material: Plastic
  • Assembled Width: 8 in.
  • Assembled Depth: 7.5 in.
  • Assembled Height: 7.5 in.
  • Coverage Area: 1000 sq. ft.


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Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133)
 
4.1

(based on 421 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (89)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (55)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (342)
  • Effective (244)
  • Value (209)
  • Quality (139)
  • Good directions (116)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (52)
  • Difficult to use (36)
  • Gets stuck (17)
  • Messy (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Fertilizer (5)
  • Planting seeds (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Professional landscaper (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A necessary tool that could be better

I really need to use a hand spreader for a variety of applications. I otherwise use a Scotts drop spreader. I've been using this little hand spreader for the last several years to lay...Read complete review

I really need to use a hand spreader for a variety of applications. I otherwise use a Scotts drop spreader. I've been using this little hand spreader for the last several years to lay seed, ice melter, fertilizer, and most recently some pelletized lime. The little orange crank handle broke about a year ago, but I managed to glue it back on sufficiently to work for a while. The pelletized lime was more difficult to spread and the handle came off again. Wish I could get a replacement crank handle, as the spreader is still needed. It works well when it works.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Poorly reDesigned

I work in the extermination industry. Have been for 15+ years. Scotts spreaders used to be made with MUCH better quality. I purchased 6 of these after i left mine at a job...Read complete review

I work in the extermination industry. Have been for 15+ years. Scotts spreaders used to be made with MUCH better quality. I purchased 6 of these after i left mine at a job site by accident. Worst mistake I every made. All 6 of these spreaders jammed immediately at first day! Usually by 2nd or 3rd use. I returned 4 back to the store of purchase and voiced my concerns (went in one ear and was never addressed. That was last year that it happened. Bought another just to see if problem was corrected 3 mths ago. Still jammed@first use. This is the problem that I found...poor design with any weight in the spreader. Grass seed-works great! Fertilizer-if it is a heavy grain...forget it! We use a granular pesticide that is the same grain as sand(very fine but is heavy like sand) I figured out anything over 3/4 of a lb. jammed it up. The older spreader that was held together with screws was the best spreaderwe ever used. Mine lasted for 3yrs under heavy use. Replacing one like that...more worth the $12-$16 price tag. Replacing one that last 5 days? Really?

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1.0

Mine didn't work.

By Farmer

from Kentucky

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Gets Stuck

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

      Scotts Handy Green II Hand-Held Spreader: The one I bought was a piece of junk. The handle turned just fine in the store, but one I put clover seed in it, it malfunctioned within 60 seconds and the crank seized. Additionally, the adjustable trigger activated gate did not close completely and small seed spilled through and I lost valuable seed. I purchased this because I had the Scotts Hand Held Spreader years ago, and it worked like a champ. It is clear that this re-engineered model has employed an inferior mechanism. DO NOT BUY IT! Look for the older model at garage sales.

       
      1.0

      Crank mechanism is horrible.

      By Peck

      from Sutton, MA, USA

      Pros

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected
        • Difficult to use

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

          The new crank mechanism is terrible. It keeps jamming. The old version of this spreader worked great. I'm trying to keep my old one going for as long as possible. I'll buy new ones if you bring back the old design.

           
          1.0

          Quality was lost with design change

          By Marbin09

          from San Luis Obispo, CA, USA

          Pros

            Cons

            • Didn't work as expected

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

              I'm a gardener by trade. I had used the older version of the handheld spreader for years. When it wore out, I replaced it. I noticed the new one wasn't screwed together anymore. I thought it was updated and would last longer. After the first use with granular fertilizer, the crank stopped turning. I thought it might just be a one time thing. I have tried three more new ones. Each one did the same thing. By the reviews and my experience, it seems the quality in the gears has been downgraded. I liked the arm support, but I am not buying another one and waste more time.

               
              1.0

              Dosen't last a season

              By kcc7

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

              This spreader was great when it worked, but after a while the crank became difficult to turn. I was sure to rinse it after every use, and it was always stored indoors. I'd replaced one, and then the second broke as well (the crank broke off on both). It couldn't last one season.

               
              1.0

              Good idea, poor implementation

              By Genthar

              from Escondido, CA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Didn't work as expected
                • Difficult to use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                  I had a hand spreader for a number of years, but it was starting to crack, and I decided to try to replace it with a newer model. Unfortunately, I chose this one. For about the first 20' of fertilizing with it, it worked beautifully. A bit harder to crank than expected, but otherwise was distributing well, and was easier to hold than my old one. After that, it was all downhill for it until it was pretty much useless. Pros: Good hopper size. Carries a good amount of fertilizer. Wrist/forearm support does a decent job of helping distribute the weight of a full hopper without tiring your hand out. Cons: The wrist/forearm support forces your hand into an awkward position to hold the handle and manipulate the trigger. It covers the top of your hand and causes you to have to pronate your wrist down a bit, which makes manipulating the trigger with your index finger (even in combination with other fingers) difficult. The spinner handle, shaft, and gears are apparently made of plastic. They are not up to the torque required to spin the distribution plate. The spinner handle itself is too short, and it requires a very high effort to get the plate to spin, and the effort itself causes the shaft to warp and twist, which in turns elevates the effort required, up to the point where the gears will begin to strip. This could probably be fixed by re-gearing the system, and using a stronger shaft. Some of the distribution plate problems are because the fertilizer can get under and around the baseplate. In my case, I was using Scott's Summergard, which despite it's large granule size, managed to work it's way down between the spinner and the baseplate, and I'm guessing even down to the shaft/gear area underneath. This causes the spinning plate to bind against the baseplate, making it again difficult to distribute the fertilizer. Overall, this was not worth the money spent on it, and I am very disappointed with it. It is a potentially good design, that was apparently never tested properly, or has suffered through poor manufacturing, or manufacturing cutbacks. I should have just resorted to carrying the bag of fertilizer and spreading it by hand for as much good as the hand spreader was. I can't give it any lower ratings than what is listed. About the only thing that could have made it worse would have been if it hadn't worked at all.

                   
                  1.0

                  Could've been a good product...but

                  By theologian

                  from Chesterfield, MO

                  Pros

                  • Ergonomic Handle

                  Cons

                  • Didn't work as expected
                  • Difficult to use
                  • spreader mechanism is weak and poorly designed

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                    The Scotts Handy Green II looked like a good replacement for a handheld spreader I had used for 10+ years. And Scotts products have a good reputation. BUT, the crank mechanism on this unit is weak, weak, weak! The first time I used it I thought it might have longevity issues. It's ok for fine grass seed and very fine fertilizer granules. But ice melt and coarser fertilizer granules...forget it. Even coarser grass seed! Regardless of recommended settings, the crank mechanism tends to require considerable effort and jams, requiring dumping contents and trying to free the mechanism. After using this a few times, the handle twisted off. It has a nice ergonomic handle, but a weak and poorly designed crank mechanism. Pass on this spreader unless you use it for fine seed only!

                     
                    5.0

                    light weight, nice hand grip so you are not bearing all the weight when full.

                    By BEAR66

                    from Kingsley, IA 51028, USA

                    Pros

                    • Easy to use
                    • Effective
                    • Good directions
                    • great tool for lawn
                    • Quality
                    • value

                    Cons

                    • none

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                      We use the push spreader for most of the lawn but around the dog kennel so we do not get it in side the hand held model works great. you can really dircet the path of the lawn fertilizer.

                       
                      1.0

                      It broke

                      By Skeet

                      from Undisclosed

                      Pros

                      • Effective

                      Cons

                      • Didn't work as expected
                      • Difficult to use

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                        The orange handle got hard to turn then eventually broke off. Had to turn the handle in reverse for a while before it broke

                         
                        5.0

                        This product evenly spreads seed, fertilizer, etc

                        By beccajacob

                        from Visalia CA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to use
                        • Effective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                            Easy to use, and you get a nice even spread. All you have to do is walk back and forth.

                             
                            5.0

                            Easiest spreader set, load, spread. No difficult instructions or assembly required.

                            By Nita1

                            from Cincinnati, OH, USA

                            Pros

                            • easy to use
                            • Effective
                            • Quality
                            • value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                Easy to use. Great for getting small spaces without overdoing it. Space saving for garage. Ive been using the same spreader over five years now-durable.

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good product. Does what it is supposed to do.

                                By Geovanni

                                from Goodyear, AZ, USA

                                Pros

                                • easy to use
                                • Effective
                                • value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                    Good product. Does what it is supposed to do and it is real easy to use as well

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Don't waste your money

                                    By Loggerite

                                    from Utah

                                    About Me Master Gardener

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Crank Breaks
                                      • Gets Stuck
                                      • Plastic Gears Jam

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                        Bought this item brand new and within 2 weeks it got jammed and the handle broke. A waste of my money. Buy something with metal gears and save yourself some money and frustration.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great for my first time working on my lawn!!

                                        By Lorcar

                                        from Highland Park, IL, USA

                                        Pros

                                        • easy to use
                                        • Effective
                                        • value

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                            My husband always took care of the yard but with us both working two jobs I decided I would give it whirl. I used your Max Green fertilizer and started the yard. This product is easy to use, spreads evenly and never once did it jam. The yard looks great and I would recommend any of your products. Best of all my husband was impressed with the yard and me!

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Good product that needs some work

                                            By Scotts1999

                                            from Dallas, TX, USA

                                            Pros

                                              Cons

                                              • Didn't work as expected

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                Good idea but poor performance when you load different types of your products.

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                JUNK!!!!!!!

                                                By Tim

                                                from Oklahoma

                                                About Me Avid Gardener

                                                Pros

                                                • Cheap

                                                Cons

                                                • Gets Stuck

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Junk

                                                Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                Just was trying to spread some seeds and it broke three different times in 15 minutes!! Body partially came apart first, handle wheel came off second and trigger jammed last. Caused a huge wrist bruise from struggling with it. I am very disappointed. avid and new garners beware!!!!!

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Good size for small jobs.

                                                By RSHawaii

                                                from Hawaii, USA

                                                Pros

                                                • easy to use

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                    Lightweight and easy to use. It is perfect for small jobs.

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Easy to use.

                                                    By Vicky

                                                    from Orion, IL

                                                    Pros

                                                    • easy to use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                        Stores easily, doesn't clog, and clear directions.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        Best thing since sliced bread!

                                                        By cranknbank

                                                        from Nine Mile Falls, WA 99026, USA

                                                        Pros

                                                        • easy to use
                                                        • Effective
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • value

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                            Had this spreader for at least 12 years. It's simple to operate and durable. I use it 5 or 6 times per year for broadcasting grass seed AND Scotts fertilizers. What could be easier?

                                                             
                                                            5.0

                                                            Great Product

                                                            By goforthegreen

                                                            from San Diego, CA, USA

                                                            Pros

                                                            • easy to use
                                                            • Effective
                                                            • Good directions
                                                            • Quality
                                                            • value

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                Easy to use, place fertilizer in and set the degree to low to high. Walk forward or backward through your lawn an evenly spread to feed your grass.

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                easiest way to treat small as well as large areas.

                                                                By Greg14

                                                                from Neptune Beach, FL

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Convenient
                                                                • easy to use
                                                                • Effective
                                                                • Good directions
                                                                • Quality
                                                                • value

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                    Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                    I found this spreader to be extremely easy to use. It afforded me maximum control when application was intended for irregularity shapped or small areas. It also gave me the control I needed when applying my granual product next to concrete and deck areas. No more drop spreaders for me!

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Even things out

                                                                    By BlindOldBob

                                                                    from Alexandria, Virginia

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • easy to use
                                                                    • Effective

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                        This spreader evens out broadcast of seeds and prevents the clumping often seen with hand spreading. This product is ideal for over-seeding large areas or filling in patches. Easy operation, and it works well.

                                                                         
                                                                        5.0

                                                                        best hand held portable sreader I have ever used.

                                                                        By schenk

                                                                        from lincoln,ne

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • easy to use
                                                                        • Effective
                                                                        • Good directions
                                                                        • i could keep adding pros all day
                                                                        • kids enjoy using gets them interested in yard and
                                                                        • Quality
                                                                        • recommend for anyone to use
                                                                        • Super product
                                                                        • value

                                                                        Cons

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                            first time I used this product I borrowed from my neighbor. I have the pro rotary spreader with edge guard and also a drop spreader both of which are Scotts and excellent products. I wanted to spread fertilizers along the foundation of my home and in various flower beds that you couldn't push a spreader with wheels through. My neighbor suggested I use his hand held spreader. This is a great product and the different settings are very good. This is my go to spreader for special from seeding, fertilizing, putting down ice melt (live in NE gets a lot of use for ice melt). I would recommend to anyone who can hold about 5 lbs.

                                                                             
                                                                            5.0

                                                                            very handy for small jobs

                                                                            By happydude

                                                                            from river edge nj 07661

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • a handy tool to have
                                                                            • easy to use
                                                                            • Effective
                                                                            • Good directions
                                                                            • Quality
                                                                            • value

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • no cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                              This is a fine built spreader and I use itquite often for small jobs otherwise i uses you rotary spreader.

                                                                               
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              easy and light to use.

                                                                              By StHow

                                                                              from Glasgow, Ky.

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • easy to use
                                                                              • Effective
                                                                              • Good directions
                                                                              • light
                                                                              • Quality
                                                                              • value

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                  Depending on your settings, it lasts a long time. You can go slow or fast. Spread light or heavy. I just wanted something to use in my Landscape area, without driving on. Works great.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  Scotts® HandyGreen® II Hand-Held Spreader

                                                                                  By alwznewfs

                                                                                  from Knoxville, TN, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • easy to use
                                                                                  • Effective

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                      This product is great to use in small spaces. It distributes the seed or fertilizer very well.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                      If you want great results with not a lot of effort use Scott's handheld spreader

                                                                                      By Grassman13

                                                                                      from Michigan

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                      • easy to use
                                                                                      • Effective
                                                                                      • Good directions
                                                                                      • Quality
                                                                                      • value

                                                                                      Cons

                                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                                          Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                          this is an excellent and expensive yard too this is an excellent and inexpensive yard tool it allows you to spread grub control and fertilizer and just minutes I was able to spread the fertilizer in a quarter acre yard and less than 15 minutes after spreading the fertilizer I rinse the spreader and put it back in storage and a few days later the lawn looks great ! I highly recommend the handheld spreader and the Scotts Yard products .

                                                                                           
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          Scotts® HandyGreen® II Hand-Held Spreader

                                                                                          By debbie58

                                                                                          from Arlington Heights, IL, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • easy to use
                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                          • Good directions
                                                                                          • Quality
                                                                                          • value

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                          • sometimes jams making it difficult to turn the han

                                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                                            Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                            I find this spreader easy to use. It is much easier to store than the traditional larger ones. It is handy, lightweight and has the settings on there. The only reason I would not give it 5 stars is that sometimes it does get jammed. I think it is best to put less in it to keep it flowing smoothly.

                                                                                             
                                                                                            5.0

                                                                                            hand held spreader

                                                                                            By muray

                                                                                            from mi

                                                                                            Pros

                                                                                            • easy to use

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                                Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                                I have had this spread for a long time. It's a great product because it's great for those small areas.I used it to reseed my entire lawn and my hand didn't even hurt it's better than getting the drop spreader out.

                                                                                                 
                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                Great Little Spreader

                                                                                                By mjricci

                                                                                                from Nashville, TN, USA

                                                                                                Pros

                                                                                                • easy to use
                                                                                                • Effective
                                                                                                • Good directions
                                                                                                • Quality
                                                                                                • value

                                                                                                Cons

                                                                                                • wonder what setting to use sometimes

                                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                                  Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                                  Little Yard? This is just what you need, doesn't take any room to store either.

                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                  EASIEST SPREADER TO USE

                                                                                                  By abelr

                                                                                                  from Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA, USA

                                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                                  • easy to use
                                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                                  • value

                                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                                  • wash after each use

                                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                                    Comments about Scotts® Handy Green® Hand Held Spreader (71133):

                                                                                                    This spreader is compact, lightweight, and very easy to use. It can easily spread 20-50lbs of fertilizer with in minutes. I have no issues walking around my property with this spreader in hand, because its size it is very manuverable and It does not weigh me down.

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