Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565)

Item no: 7218084 | 032247765657
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  • Spreader Type: Push
  • Product Type: Drop Spreader
  • Material: Plastic
  • Assembled Width: 32 in.
  • Assembled Depth: 18 in.
  • Assembled Height: 47 in.
  • Holds up to 10,000 sq. ft. of Scotts lawns products


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Scotts® Turf Builder Classic Drop Spreader (76565)
 
3.6

(based on 170 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (30)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (129)
  • Effective (79)
  • Quality (48)
  • Good directions (44)
  • Good price / value (42)

Cons

  • Didn't work as expected (36)
  • Difficult to use (9)
  • Messy (5)
  • Problem with label (5)
  • Gets stuck (4)

Best Uses

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

 

Paid £30 in 2002 but I did hope it might outlast me.

I do not like condemning things, but please note that in my experience you will be lucky if this drop spreader works for longer than two years, assuming that the materials used have not...Read complete review

I do not like condemning things, but please note that in my experience you will be lucky if this drop spreader works for longer than two years, assuming that the materials used have not improved since I purchased mine in 2002 having used it 3 times a year.
The reason rusting steel. The first failure is the steel bar running through the plastic agitator, rust swells this steel bar up and it stiffens and eventually freezes the drive wheel up, the other wheel is just free running. So for the past 11 years annually I have cleaned the rust of this bar. Don't waste your time rust treating or painting it as it will wear away very quickly where it passes through the hoppers plastic side, this is a friction bearing and it will rust up again. Finally I think from when it was 3 to 4 years old the plastic regulator shut off bar started sticking. This also has a steel bar fitted in it, corrosion causes this to fail. Rust expanding deforming and cracking it open, causing the regulator bar to stick open. Aggressive reshaping with sandpaper on the unique plastic profile of this bar is a short term fix before it goes to land fill. Very sad.
Please tell me you now use just plastic or stainless steel tubing.

Reviewed by 170 customers

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1.0

LEAKS FERTILIZER STANDING STILL

By COLOCHEESE

from COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Didn't work as expected
    • leaks at rest

    Best Uses

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

      I came to this website hoping to find a fix for my problem, but no luck. I had an old metal Scott's drop spreader for over 30 years and finally decided to replace it. After that many years the holes were getting enlarged from rust and it was time. I purchased the newer Classic drop spreader. A week after my first application of fertilizer I noticed dead spots all over my lawn. They were a couple inches by about 20 inches. Turns out that every time I parked the spreader it was still releasing fertilizer and burning the lawn. I put off using it again until I could investigate. At first I thought maybe it wasn't closing all the way after releasing the handle. It turns out it's closing but the plastic piece that's supposed to go across and cover the holes is warped and allowing fertilizer to continue to come out. I guess I'll go back to my old one and guess at new settings to allow for the larger holes. At least I won't burn the heCK out my lawn.

       
      3.0

      Feed door popped off

      By James

      from New Jersey

      About Me Avid Gardener

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

      Have a Scotts Rotary spreader 2000 speedy green. This season while applying weed n feed, the feed door popped off and dumped about tens pounds of weed n feed on my lawn. I tried to get as much up as possible and then saturated area with water. Needless to said I have a two foot brown spot on my otherwise beautiful lawn. Tried to get info from Scotts as to how feed door attaches but since it's a discontinued model they could not help but offered me a $10.15 refund. It will probably cost more than that to repair brown spot.

       
      1.0

      Both spreaders have Failed

      By SmokenRiver

      from Ramsey, NJ 07446, USA

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Directions

      Cons

      • Didn't work as expected
      • i do not wish to spend any more money on spreaders

      Best Uses

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

        I have only used my drop spreader for 2 seasons in the past 8 years. I leave the yard work in NJ to my professional landscapers due to my wife and I residing at our cottage in Canada for the summer and into the fall season. There I have 2 acres of yard work to keep me busy including spreading fertilizer. This year I have decided to leave for Canada in the fall so the yard work in NJ is now up to me. As a Note: The plastic, orange, locking mechanism on the ACCuGreen 3000 drop spreader always interfered with the operation of the handle drop mechanism. Yesterday, I half-filled my drop spreader with Scott's Turf Builder and off I went. Unfortunately I found only after 10 minutes, and into my third season use, the drop spreader had developed a crack that had opened up where the squeeze handle meets the pivoting mechanism. The handle bends instead of tightening the wire release drop mechanism. What's worse is that the squeeze handle is mounted with rivets which means that my drop spreader has not been designed to easily facilitate repairs and is now unusable. I could drill out the rivets and jury rig a repair if a replacement handle were available. I encountered a similar problem in Canada with my Scotts DLX broadcast spreader. The gearbox had locked and the broadcast spreaders wheels could not rotate when pushed forward. If I pulled the spreader, it would work in reverse. Buy a new one? No! I drilled out the rivets, flipped the gearbox, and solved the rivet problem with bolts, lock-washers, and nuts. I can not pull my Broadcast spreader but it does work normally when pushing the unit. Do I have to discard my Scotts ACCuGreen 3000 Drop Spreader or is there a chance of getting a repair kit to resurrect the cracked, inoperable handle mechanism? I can live with my unidirectional DLX Broadcast spreader in Canada but I need to know if there is a handle repair kit available for the Scotts ACCuGreen 3000 Drop Spreader? The fertilization and growth of my lawn has been temporarily suspended. I do not have a lot of time for the Spring season is slowly slipping away. Respectfully yours JOHN^k

         
        3.0

        Worked fine at first, but did not last

        By Bach

        from Washington, DC

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Directions
        • holds nice quantity

        Cons

        • clogged adjustment mechanism did not last rusted
        • Didn't work as expected
        • Messy

        Best Uses

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

          Always had to set for larger opening than recommended because it would clog. Then the wire on the control apparently stretched and I could only make it work by grabbing it and pulling it all the way - hardly the way to control. Then I took it out to use it this year and the wheel fell off, the axle had rusted (and I always kept it in a dry shed). Sad because in other ways it was easy to use and did not drop product where it wasn't wanted. Don't really want to buy another one but it seems no one else makes a similar product any more.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          clogs

          By zack44

          from pa

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Effective
          • Value

          Cons

          • drop holes clog when wet

          Best Uses

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

            Make sure grass is cut low before spreading because drop holes clog when wet. Clean after use all metal parts rust

             
            1.0

            Piece of Junk

            By NickP

            from Savannah, GA, USA

            Pros

              Cons

              • Didn't work as expected
              • inaccurate drop rate

              Best Uses

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

                I have had an Accugreen 3000 for about five years which is the absolute worst garden tool I have ever owned. Despite recalibrating numerous times it does not drop product at the proper rate. It replaced a much better metal Scott's spreader that my son had backed into with the car. Very disappointed.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                WorkHorse

                By elcarimw

                from Jamestown, NC

                About Me Master Gardener

                Pros

                • Comfortable Grip
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Solid Construction
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Lawn Maintenance

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

                  I purchased mine at an estate sale 15 years ago. I have moved it twice and it worked great for me spring, summer, fall and winter. That is until it was left in the driveway and someone backed over it. Needless to say it was one of the reasons that I was prompted to purchase a new car with the rear backup camera.

                   
                  3.0

                  Works Great, Minor Durability Issue

                  By GaryWI

                  from Jackson, WI 53037, USA

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Effective

                  Cons

                  • lever handle broke

                  Best Uses

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

                    It's easy to use and maintain. No corrosion issues like other brands of spreaders I've owned. The plastic Lever Handle that controls dispensing the Fertilizer broke after 2 years, so I just modified using a long Bolt at a right angle to the original as a Handle. A beefier Handle design or even a quick bolt-on replacement would be appreciated and move my rating to 5 stars.

                     
                    5.0

                    This product is very convenient and saves me time.

                    By Linda2099

                    from San Antonio, TX, USA

                    Pros

                    • convenient
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Effective
                    • Good Directions
                    • Quality
                    • Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        I use the Drop Spreader all the time. It saves time and is very convenient. It allows me to spread any product at the recommended rate. I will definitely recommend it.

                         
                        4.0

                        Works

                        By Lane

                        from Cusseta, AL 36852, USA

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Effective
                        • Good Directions
                        • Quality
                        • Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            It does the job it is designed to do. It is easy to set ya and easy to use.

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Easy to use and store

                            By Mikwillman

                            from San Diego, CA, USA

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Effective
                            • Quality
                            • Value

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                The spreader is easy to use. Only issue I had with it, sometimes the spreader wheel would get clogged and I would have to clean it out. Typical maintenance/ upkeep.

                                (This review was submitted as a sweepstakes entry or is a review of free product.)

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                3.0

                                Not too shabby

                                By DoesntMatter2

                                from Tyler, TX, USA

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

                                Yeah. Get it......................................

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Durable

                                By Omaholley

                                from Enterprise, AL 36330, USA

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Effective
                                • Good Directions
                                • Quality
                                • Value

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Easy to set, easy to use. Always the best products.

                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    I use this product because it put fertilizer exactly where I want it, and not where I dont want it.

                                    By Alvin

                                    from DeSoto, TX, USA

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Effective
                                    • Quality

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        A great product to help every one have great looking lawn

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Almost perfect

                                        By serenebob

                                        from Sorrento, FL 32776, USA

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Value

                                        Cons

                                        • clogs in damp grass

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          delivers accurately,just be careful in damp grass.

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Keeps on Ticking

                                          By Yoooo

                                          from Dallas, TX, USA

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              I have had mine for 10+ years and it still works like new.

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Works every time I use it

                                              By Joeward27

                                              from The Villages, FL, USA

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy to Use
                                              • Effective
                                              • long lasting
                                              • Quality
                                              • Value

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

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

                                                  Had mine 10 years. Three household moves from NJ to Fla. I use it 4 times/year and it works every time with deadly accuracy.

                                                   
                                                  4.0

                                                  Good product and value

                                                  By wlb1949

                                                  from Kenner, LA

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                  • Effective
                                                  • Quality
                                                  • Value

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Didn't work as expected

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    I've had a couple of these spreaders. The first developed problems with the gauge used to regulate the flow and with the wheels sticking after about 10 years of use once or twice a year. I've had the second about the same amount of time and while I haven't had any problems with the gauge yet, the wheels sometimes get stuck. I've learned to be very careful to hose down the spreader after each use--still only once or twice a year--and to use lubricant on the wheels from time to time. When they are functioning properly, they are easy to handle and spread whatever product I have in them very evenly.

                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Solid spreader, easy to use and reliable time after time.

                                                    By Nickwordlawn

                                                    from Navarre, FL, USA

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                    • Effective
                                                    • Value

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                        Solid spreader, easy to use and reliable time after time. Easy enough to use that our youngest child can use it.

                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        spreader

                                                        By teddy364

                                                        from Florida

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Effective
                                                        • Good Directions
                                                        • Quality
                                                        • Value

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                            Very accurate and easy to use.Great price. Quality product

                                                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            2.0

                                                            Not up to par

                                                            By Don11

                                                            from Orlando, Fl

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy to Use

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Didn't work as expected

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              Easy to use but with 2 problems. 1st, everything on lawn, even leaves, must be completely dry. Any dampness at all, on the bottom of spreader, partially plugs up spreader and lessens/non uniform delivery of product. 2nd, Delivery grip does not always work properly and you are required to maintain constant exact pressure. Which is difficult at best with spongy handle to secure against. Need more simple fully on/off lever. Also, takes forever to do a lawn with this spreader. Accugreen 3000.
                                                              Weed and feed doesn't kill very many types of weeds, am trying other brands.

                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Easy

                                                              By NellieBelle

                                                              from Orlando, FL, USA

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy to Use

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                  This product is easy to use, easy to maneuver around the yard and lawn ornaments.

                                                                   
                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Best yet can't beat it.

                                                                  By Dave38

                                                                  from Lakeland, FL, USA

                                                                  Pros

                                                                  • best yet.

                                                                  Cons

                                                                  • none to be said.

                                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                                    For a spreader this can not be beat! When your young and in a hurry this unit will drop the application where you walk regardless how fast you do it. When your old and want to take a stroll this unit still does it right and puts it on the ground and not in your shirt pocket or your shoe. As the saying goes - Do it right the first time not over. Best in control of the product, it folds up so you can hang it up. Dave 38..

                                                                     
                                                                    5.0

                                                                    Easy to use with the different settings.

                                                                    By Pita29

                                                                    from san antonio texas

                                                                    Pros

                                                                    • Easy to Use
                                                                    • Quality
                                                                    • Value

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • no cons!!!

                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                      I loved my spreader I have had for at least 8 years. It is easy to use and in no time I can spread my fertilizer. I can spread my fertilizer as soon as I get get home from work and still have time to make dinner. It is easier and faster than using a hose with the bottle and the spreader spreads it out evenly.

                                                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      This product work for me perfect every time.

                                                                      By Junoal

                                                                      from Orlando, FL, USA

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Easy to Use

                                                                      Cons

                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                          This product work from the day buy it and still working perfectly. Every time we used, we the difference scotts products work, in different seasons.

                                                                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                           
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          This spreader was very easy to use!!

                                                                          By Candrews322

                                                                          from San Antonio, TX, USA

                                                                          Pros

                                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                                          • Effective
                                                                          • Good Directions

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                                              I found this a very easy to use spreader. It was light and a good height. I am tall and still found it easy!

                                                                               
                                                                              4.0

                                                                              This product has been better than other drop spreaders I have used and owned.

                                                                              By Huskinsfam

                                                                              from Melbourne, Florida

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • Easy to Use
                                                                              • Effective
                                                                              • Good Directions
                                                                              • Quality
                                                                              • Value

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

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

                                                                                  This product is made much better than previous spreaders I have owned and used. Others have wheels that won't turn for one reason or another and the fertilizer doesn't drop as it should either because it gets clogged too easily or as a result of the wheels not turning. Just the basic quality of the spreader is better.

                                                                                   
                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                  Very accurate drop spreader, even distribution of material

                                                                                  By Bob335

                                                                                  from Fulton, NY 13069, USA

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Easy to Use
                                                                                  • Effective
                                                                                  • Quality
                                                                                  • Value

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                                      I use both a broadcast and a drop spreader. The drop spreader is used around beds, driveway, patios etc so I'm not wasting material or spreading where it's not wanted (herbicide in a flower bed). I always make sure to rinse out my spreaders after each use to avoid any corrosion to moveable parts or calibration linkage.

                                                                                       
                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                      Drop Spreder

                                                                                      By Paul62

                                                                                      from Fort Worth, TX, USA

                                                                                      Pros

                                                                                        Cons

                                                                                        • Didn't work as expected
                                                                                        • hard to read the settings.

                                                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                                                          This was hard to get calibrated correctly. I was never sure it was putting the correct amount of product out. It was hard to read the settings correctly. I wasn't real pleased with the product. I have thought about putting it at the curb. I bought it because it was a Scotts product and based on the products I had purchased before, that were Scotts, I got this one.

                                                                                           
                                                                                          4.0

                                                                                          Directions are a little hazy.

                                                                                          By HamW4

                                                                                          from Mobile, AL

                                                                                          Pros

                                                                                            Cons

                                                                                            • Problem with label

                                                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                                                              The drop spreader works very well. It is not always translatable for settings for fertilizers and lawn chemicals other than Scott.

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