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 418 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (89)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (14)

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    (52)

84%

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 (50)
  • Difficult to use (35)
  • Gets stuck (16)
  • Messy (4)
  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Fertilizer (5)
  • Planting seeds (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (6), 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

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.

                                                                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                         
                                                                                        1.0

                                                                                        Not for me!

                                                                                        By CDDARK

                                                                                        from Greensboro, NC, USA

                                                                                        Pros

                                                                                        • Easy to Hold

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                        • Didn't work as expected

                                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                                          I liked the product for it features;arm support. It doesn't work well when spreading fertilizer. When the fertilizer gets under the spreader wheel, the wheel becomes jammed You then have to stop dislodge the one little pellet of fertilizer which my be difficult to reach only to start the process over again. This happened to me about five times to this morning before I just gave up!!!

                                                                                           
                                                                                          5.0

                                                                                          Scotts Hand-Held Spreader

                                                                                          By spunky52

                                                                                          from Florence, AL, USA

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                          • easy to use
                                                                                          • Effective
                                                                                          • value

                                                                                          Cons

                                                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                                                              My large older Scott's spreader was broken and the Scott's Hand-Held Spreader saved my day. I was able to complete the front lawn before it began raining.

                                                                                               
                                                                                              5.0

                                                                                              very easy for thoughts tight spaces

                                                                                              By abcd

                                                                                              from nj

                                                                                              Pros

                                                                                              • easy to use
                                                                                              • value

                                                                                              Cons

                                                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                                                  this made my weekend. I could get in and around areas that were off limits in the past. keep one handy and youll get your moneys worth on the first weekend

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