Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565)

Item no: 7218084 | 032247765657
$55.99
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  • 10M maximum hopper capacity
  • Classic drop spreader
  • Push spreader
  • Perfect for small yards
  • Very accurate application of lawn fertilizers
  • Transition from Accugreen 300 to Turf Builder drop spreader
  • 32"W x 47"H x 18"D
  • 22" Spread Pattern


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Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565)
 
3.2

(based on 67 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (18)

62%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (41)
  • Effective (21)
  • Quality (17)
  • Value (13)
  • Good directions (12)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (18)
  • Difficult to use (7)
  • Gets stuck (4)
  • Streaky dispersal (4)
  • Messy (3)

Best Uses

  • Fertilizer (9)
  • Insecticides (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (7), Getting started (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Spreader With The Best Results

Tried a rotary broadcast spreader. Didn't like the way it dispensed. I returned the broadcast spreader and purchased a drop spreader. Much better results from the drop. I think it spreads more...Read complete review

Tried a rotary broadcast spreader. Didn't like the way it dispensed. I returned the broadcast spreader and purchased a drop spreader. Much better results from the drop. I think it spreads more uniformly. Hopefully the results will be decent.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Spreader bar get wet and clogs

Spreading super turf builder with weed control on wet grass (as instructed) causes the spreader bar to get wet and then the drop holes clog with the product. I walked 16,000 sq....Read complete review

Spreading super turf builder with weed control on wet grass (as instructed) causes the spreader bar to get wet and then the drop holes clog with the product. I walked 16,000 sq. ft. Of lawn with the spreader set to 5 1/2 as on the product label and my Scott's spreader was still over 1/2 full should have been empty. Wheels need to be larger to raise spreader higher off ground to prevent this problem.

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2.0

Dont waste your money

By william

from Kaukauna , WI

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • Bad Drop Rate Adjustment
  • Difficult to Use

Best Uses

  • None

Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

The drop rate adjustments do not work. no matter what the setting. (especially recommended) this spreader drops way to much product...Even at lowest setting... would not recommend.

 
1.0

This spreader fails on every level

By Al

from So. Cal

Pros

    Cons

    • Cheaply built
    • Didn't work as expected
    • expensive to use
    • Poor quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

      Bought this spreader after my previous Scott's spreader rusted through. Since this was all plastic figured would never have to worry about rust, however, this spreader spreads at a rate that is over twice the amount suggested by the Scott's settings on the bag. This is very helpful for Scott's bottom line by dumping twice as much product on the ground but it isn't good for the lawn or my wallet.

       
      3.0

      Good so far

      By Jim

      from Margaritaville

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Grip
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Lawn Maintenance

        Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

        Only used once so far, so can't comment on durability, and therefore only gave 3 stars. Comes almost completely assembled. Didn't take 5 minutes to complete assembly, and get fertilizin'.

         
        5.0

        Great Spreader but......

        By dwhit32

        from La Center, WA, USA

        Pros

        • Effective

        Cons

        • Didn't work as expected
        • spreader settings unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

          Love the spreader but trying to figure out the application rates is a little work. I was applying the Scotts Winter weed and feed....the suggested setting on the spreader is 6. However at that rate my bag of weed and feed ( which should cover 5,000 sq. feet) covered only 1,000 sq feet!!!! I had planned to use the one bag for my front and backyard but because I went by the recommended settings I had to buy another bag. So..... reading the application rate on the bag it suggests an application rate of nearly 3 lbs of product per 1000 sq feet....so with that information I set my spreader to setting #2 and got the appropriate amount dispensed from the spreader. A little confusing.....but still love the spreader and Scotts products!

           
          5.0

          Scotts® Turf Builder® Classic Drop Spreader

          By ajohnson

          from Happy Valley, OR, USA

          Pros

          • Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

              Had this for years--works great--easy to use--easy clean up

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Big disappointment regarding this product

              By Ahines1

              from Chelmsford, MA, USA

              Pros

                Cons

                • Bad design
                • Cumbersome
                • Didn't work as expected
                • Difficult to use
                • Took too long to use

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                  This spreader constantly needs me to bounce it or move it around so that the stuff inside leave to container and get on to the ground. It is a pain to use and whatever is inside does not spread evenly and the grade of descent is not steep enough to have all the product get to the ground evenly. Takes me much longer than it should to use the product as I have to make sure the stuff comes out and does not get caught. Bad design, hard to use and overall very poor.

                   
                  4.0

                  Since it's all plastic, it shouldn't rust like the old ones did.

                  By Jimmybob

                  from San Jose, CA, USA

                  Pros

                  • all plastic consruction.
                  • easy assembly.
                  • Easy to use
                  • Effective
                  • Good directions
                  • Quality
                  • value

                  Cons

                  • awkward to empty and store.
                  • hard to see overlap markings.

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                    I read most of the reviews by others before my purchase. The first thing I noticed was the setting adjustment (pretty sorry design) but there is a way in the instructions for calibration. I checked the calibration per the instructions, it was right on. Seems to work just fine

                     
                    5.0

                    Best Spreader Ever!

                    By sdevlin9442

                    from Warner Robins, GA, USA

                    Pros

                    • Great Features!

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                        Good accuracy: because it is a drop spreader, I can tell exactly where to begin my next row. Also, I never have to question what spread setting to use because this information is stated on the bag of Scotts lawn fertilizer. Therefore, I never waste the product by using too little or too much. Good time efficiency: because this spreader holds 10,000 sq ft of fertilizer, I never have to stop and refill to finish my lawn. Thanks Scotts!

                         
                        5.0

                        This drop spreader is easy to use and a great value!

                        By RAH14

                        from North Royalton, OH USA

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • none

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                          Prior to purchasing this drop spreader I had read about the problems people said they were having with calibration and excessive spread rates. Since I bought the drop spreader, I have used it four times without any problem. The calibration seems to be right on the money and it easy very efficient for spreading Scotts products. It has performed as advertised and is very accurate on our small lot.

                           
                          5.0

                          ok

                          By Swanson

                          from Iowa

                          Pros

                          • Easy to use
                          • Effective
                          • Quality
                          • value

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                              The drop spreader is the best pushing due to the large wheels! All plastic no corrosion problems. ALWAYS hose the spreader down to prevent damage due to chemicals.

                               
                              3.0

                              Settings don't respond to bag guidelines

                              By Wills

                              from O'Falon, MO

                              Pros

                              • Easy to use

                              Cons

                              • Didn't work as expected

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                I have used Scotts products and spreaders over 40 years. When the fertilizer formulations changed several years ago, the spreader settings never work for the desired fertilizer distribution. Normally the product goes about half of what it should cover if the spreader is set at the recommended opening as specified on the Scott's product. So, I purchased a broadcast spreader and had the same problems. I have never used any other spreader as it is hard to correlate the Scotts fertilizer bag settings to other spreaders. The only solution I have been able to do is to adjust the spreader settings on the run measuring the spread rate by how fast the product disappears out of the spreader box. I have recalibrated it several times using the instructions on the literature that came with the unit.

                                 
                                3.0

                                Good item for casual use

                                By ikanter

                                from Undisclosed

                                Pros

                                • Easy to use

                                Cons

                                • Short lifetime

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                  Best type of spreader available. However, hopper mechanism will some times jam and require emptying and complete washing. Needs a better dispense design to include dumping. Also wheel hubs are too fragile for the application. Release mechanism will eventually rust out before a useful lifetime is realized.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  A must for your lawn care arsenal.

                                  By Wesenutz

                                  from Olean, NY

                                  Pros

                                  • saves fertilizer
                                  • Saves time

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                      If you are a lawnaholic like me you must know the classic drop spreader is a must for your lawn care arsenal. I live in the city and have a double lot. The classic drop spreader is perfect for the small grass subway area between my sidewalk, and the curb. I use the drop spreader for this area because it goes directly onto the grass, and not onto my sidewalk or street. Using the drop spreader in this area I save more fertilizer for other areas of my lawn, and save time by not having to clean up the excess fertilizer that got onto the sidewalk and street if I used my broadcast spreader. Of course I use the broadcast spreader with edge guard for my large areas. I also use the drop spreader for the small areas around my raised garden, and raspberry bushes. This way I do not get any fertilizer in my garden, or on my plants. This ensures my lawn is green, and weed free around the garden. If you love your lawn, and take great pride and care like I do you MUST have the classic drop spreader to use in conjunction with your broadcast spreader with edge guard.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      easy peasy

                                      By rudigee

                                      from Vancouver, BC, Canada

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to use
                                      • Good directions
                                      • Quality

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                          this thing is lightweight, easy to assemble, easy to follow settings. what else could you want?!

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          This product is consistently dependable.

                                          By gmiller

                                          from Cleveland, OH, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Effective
                                          • Quality
                                          • value

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                              Regardless of what product you are adding to your lawn, this spreader is consistently even-spreading, dependable, and frequently listed among the preferred settings on the bag. It makes this job of keeping your lawn looking great so easy.

                                               
                                              3.0

                                              It might not be the spreader

                                              By smorgan

                                              from NH

                                              Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                              Two weeks ago I bought a replacement drop spreader and a bag of weed and feed which has a setting of 5 3/4 for the spreader. After about 50 feet I realized it was dropping far too fast and I would run out in less than 1000 sq ft. I took it down to 4 3/4 and it was still dropping far too fast; dropped it 4 - still a problem. Finally took it to 3 3/4 and was through the bag in less than 2000 sq ft. I call the support number and the young lady was gracious enough to refund my cost of the fertilizer, but was no help on why I was having a problem. Then I went on line and found this discussion - who knew that the spreader has a calculation mark! The lady at the support desk never mentioned it. I checked and it lines up perfectly at 6; my mark is in the center, not at one of the edges. I bought another bag of Weed and Feed and set the drop at 3 - it does still seem to be a little fast, but was acceptable. I will make the opening a little smaller next time. There are a number of things that need to be checked to figure out what the real problem is 1. is the calibrated setting at 6 incorrect and the opening should be much smaller than it is at 6 2. is the 5 3/4 opening incorrect for the Weed and Feed product and should be more like 2 3/4? 3. Is the Weed and Feed product manufactured incorrectly and it is too granular I have an unopened bag of Step 3 and the directions on the bag read that the setting should be 5 3/4 - I do not know if the product is more or less granular than Weed and Feed. I think Scotts needs to do some quick research here and find out what the root cause (cute - initially unintended, still cleaver) of the problem is. Then they need to let us know how to fix the problem Until then I will have to use the drop spreader at a very low setting. I am not yet ready to give up on the spreader - and for the amount of money I am not about to throw it away. Scotts response here will determine if I continue with the Scott products.

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              No setting for EZSeed

                                              By mbriankell

                                              from Pittsfield, MA

                                              Pros

                                                Cons

                                                • Didn't work as expected
                                                • Difficult to use

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                  A chat session with Scotts revealed that this spreader does not have a setting for EZ seed. You have to use a trial-and-error method that could result in significantly over- or under-applying the seed. Make sure that if you buy the spreader, you buy seed that has a recommended setting for the spreader.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  ALWAYS CHECK CALIBRATION FIRST

                                                  By Julied334

                                                  from middle of WI

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Effective

                                                  Cons

                                                  • calibration needs checking!

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                    This is a basic all plastic spreader. For plastic the quality seems to be average. The one thing you MUST do is checked the calibration. To do this scroll through the reviews until you find the one with a customer rep. response. This will walk you through the steps to make sure your spreader is calibrated. Otherwise you may dump a bag meant for 15,000 square feet on less than 5000 square feet. Not good. Scotts please make this easier!! I would have preferred to research and find out if this was the best spreader for the money but we live in a small town far away any big box stores so we just made do with what appeared to be the best one at our local Ace hardware store.

                                                     
                                                    3.0

                                                    Check Calibration Prior To Application

                                                    By azgreen

                                                    from Tempe, AZ, USA

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to use

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                        As a precautionary measure, check your spreader's calibration prior to applying fertilizer. I wish that I had. After my trusty Scotts spreader finally succumbed to this AZ sun after many years, I purchased a Classic Drop Spreader on 05 April 2014. I wanted another Scotts AccuGreen 2000 because it can get into tight spots but couldn't find one. Went straight home and dumped a full bag on just my front lawn. Burnt the green right out of my grass, it is still trying to recover, lots of water helps. I found the calibration instructions and it was an easy 2 minute fix. My bar was off over 1/4". Now it seems to work fine. I still plan on buying and using Scotts products as I always have.

                                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        Something's definitely wrong

                                                        By williamcum

                                                        from coastal Maine

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to use

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Didn't work as expected

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                          Like many of the reviews, I had to replace an old drop spreader (Scotts) that I had for many years and finally gave up the ghost. Bought a classic drop spreader. Again ... like many of the reviews, the spreader was "dumping" about 10 times the rate that it should have. However, when checking the calibration as has been suggested ... when set at "6", it lines up with the calibration line just fine, but it's easy to tell that it's way too "open" for that setting. To even come close to getting the spreader to work at a decent rate I had to take it to the lowest setting; 2. This when I was putting down turf builder with weed control and it was supposed to be set at 5.75. There is definitely something wrong with these spreaders BEFORE they are shipped. This needs to be corrected and you need to identify a "correct" calibration setting ... maybe a "10" when aligning with the calibration line, but i'm not sure that will necessarily fix the problem with these spreaders.

                                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Works great - spreads nicely

                                                          By Gallon77

                                                          from Minnesota, USA

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy to use
                                                          • Effective
                                                          • Good directions

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                              Having a drop style spreader is great because the fertilizer and seed would go right where I want it to. I found this one easy to use with an accurate drop rate. The quality is not impressive for its impressive price but it works great. The one star reviews made me hesitant to purchase this but I'm glad I did. Also, make sure when you drop fertilizer that you follow your pathe exactly. I had someone help with my last application and now I can clearly see the path where fertilizer is and is not.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Great product!

                                                              By Willrntx

                                                              from Oconomowoc, WI 53066, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to use

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                  I was hesitant to purchase this product due to all the one star ratings. As long as you're competent (able to read and turn a dial) this product works great. Ignore the simpletons.

                                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  4.0

                                                                  Accurate and easy to use

                                                                  By Eddiejoe

                                                                  from Katy, TX

                                                                  About Me Avid Gardener

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • Adjustable Settings
                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                  • Even Dispersal

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                    • Fertilizer

                                                                    Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                    Used this to spread seed, fertilizer, and ironite

                                                                     
                                                                    4.0

                                                                    Decent spreader so far 5 star opportunity lost on Calibration instructions

                                                                    By uglyMarine

                                                                    from 3rd Rock

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Easy to use

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Instructions lacking

                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                      Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                      Drop Spreader accuracy. Calibration is the major complaint of most. It resulted in product waste, unhappy customers and returned product........ Easy fix by Scotts: Instructions should have pretty pictures, or drawings.................... **Pointer to the 2nd green tooth from the center showing the little Circle with a line through it. Label it Calibration Line. (consider value of a contrasting color for the Calibration Line) **Pointer to the front edge of the projecting ridge on the shut-off bar should be aligned with the calibration line (consider the value of a contrasting color for the Calibration Line) **Alternative could be a you tube video. Always have the least knowledgeable folks you can find test your instructions before releasing them

                                                                       
                                                                      5.0

                                                                      This spreader works great!!!

                                                                      By RonMills

                                                                      from Waterville Ohio

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Easy to use
                                                                      • Effective
                                                                      • Good directions
                                                                      • Great Results
                                                                      • Quality
                                                                      • value

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                          Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                          I replaced my broadcast spreader with a Scott's drop spreader 4 years ago and have been very happy with the results. It is easier to get an even spread and avoid the telltale stripes in my lawn. I follow the 4 Step program and cover about 17,000 sq ft of lawn. I use a large bag and about half of a small bag each time, so it appears the spreader is dispursing just about the right amount of fertiler each time. And I have checked the calibration a couple of times and it is spot on. I have had no problems with this product and I have a beautiful lawn which I contribute to Scott's products.

                                                                           
                                                                          1.0

                                                                          Accuspreader 3000 drop spreader

                                                                          By riverboat

                                                                          from Phillipsburg, NJ, USA

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • I

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Didn't work as expected
                                                                          • Difficult to use

                                                                          Best Uses

                                                                            Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                            This spreader like the other drop spreader reviews is terrible. I just spread a 16,000 sq ft bag of turf builder with grab grass killer and the spreader dumped all in 1,600 sq ft area. I had this spreader a long time and now I remember why I did not use it. Their products for weed killer and fertilizer is great but the tools they have to spread this is less than fair.

                                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                             
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            The plastic wheels on the spreader.

                                                                            By Kim

                                                                            from Springville, Utah

                                                                            About Me Professional Landscaper

                                                                            Pros

                                                                            • Adjustable Settings

                                                                            Cons

                                                                            • Gets Stuck
                                                                            • Streaky Dispersal
                                                                            • Wheels Fall Apart

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                            • Fertilizer

                                                                            Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                            The plastic 12" wheels fell apart and stripped the plastic gear drive after a half a dozen uses. I need better value for $55 bucks.

                                                                             
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            A piece of junk; DON'T BUY

                                                                            By WillliamFai

                                                                            from Arcadia, CA

                                                                            Pros

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Didn't work as expected
                                                                              • Difficult to use
                                                                              • Messy

                                                                              Best Uses

                                                                                Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                                I was excited for my new spreader but like so many others have noted, the product pours from this spreader at every setting, i used fertilizer and insecticide...spreadings from 9 to 3 and the rate of distribution was 4 to 8 times the recommended rate. When you walk with the spreader supposedly shut, the product is still released. Very very disapponting. I have been using Scott's products since 1971 and will look for another product now

                                                                                 
                                                                                2.0

                                                                                New Drop Spreader

                                                                                By Navysquid

                                                                                from Lakewood, CO, USA

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                  • Quality control lacking

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                                    My old AccuGreen spreader finally gave up the ghost after 15 or more years. The handle that controls the drop bar broke so that it would no longer pull the drop bar to dispense product. Consequently I just bought a new Scotts drop spreader. I was surprised to see the number of negative reviews and in particular the issue with calibration. So I decided to check the calibration on my new spreader. Obviously quality control is lacking at Scotts. My drop bar was at least a quarter inch from the calibration mark in the direction that would have dropped significantly more product than set for. I had to screw out the adjustment screw significantly to get the mark to line up with the drop bar. I would highly recommend that anyone purchasing a new spreader to be sure and check that it is properly calibrated. I also recommend that Scotts add this info to the sticker on the front of the spreader so that new purchasers know how to check and adjust the calibration. I'll update my review after using the new spreader this summer.

                                                                                     
                                                                                    1.0

                                                                                    Terrible Drop Spreader

                                                                                    By RonG6

                                                                                    from Corpus Christi, TX, USA

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • Lemon

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                    • drops 2x-3x expected fertilizer

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                      Comments about Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565):

                                                                                      Bought this spreader last fall when my 12 year old one broke. Didn't use until today. Wish I had read the reviews before I used it. Who would have thought that Scott's would make such a bad product? How hard is it to make a drop spreader! I didn't realize there was a problem until I ran out of a 5000sq ft bag at under 3000 sq ft!! I look it up to see if the setting is wrong and find out the they are all bad! Too bad I can't return this piece of junk! Now I'm also stuck with a way over fertilized yard too. No more trust in Scott fertilizer products or their drop spreaders. With all these problems they should have been recalled. Can't even guess how many other lawns are ruined!!

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