Argi-Fab 45-0463 SmartSPREADER Tow Behind Summary
- Smart Spreader - only spread the necessary amount
- Very precise spreader setting to reduce waste
- Consumer level commercial grade quaility
- Extra large capacity
- Deflector kit available as add on
see more at amazon.com >
- final verDict
Tow behind spreaders offer maximum benefits for individuals who have a large area to cover in a short period of time. The tow behind option works well with four wheelers, ATV’s, lawn mowers and garden tractors. Choosing to purchase a tow behind unit instead of a push spreader can be much more cost effective if it will be used frequently. Tow behind spreaders are built for several years’ worth of use and often come with warranties that cover both parts and labor.
Agri-Fab is one of the top companies when it comes to lawn care and farm based products. The Agri-Fab 45-0463 SmartSPREADER Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader is an excellent choice for homeowners who have extremely large yards or gardens where they need to spread massive quantities of materials on a regular basis. Some of the more popular features of this particular model include:
- Extremely user friendly and easy to operate when on the go
- Spring loaded on/off lever for maximum efficiency
- Conceptualized from commercial spreaders that are designed to cover vast areas with one load of material
- A deflector kit is available that will convert the unit from a broadcast spreader to a drop spreader in a matter of minutes.
- Extra large hopper that holds over 160 pounds of product for maximum coverage and efficiency
The features found in the Agri-Fab 45-0463 SmartSPREADER Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader make it one of the most popular choices among both home owners and landscaping professionals. Along with its customer satisfaction guarantee, the company also has an excellent customer service department that is staffed with knowledgeable professionals who are able to answer any questions a homeowner may have about the product and how to use it.
Positive customer comments of the Agri-Fab SmartSPREADER Tow Behind Spreader include:
- Large wheels that prevent tipping and allow for smooth movement over various types of terrain
- Durable construction with a heavy metal frame and large plastic hopper
- Easy to adjust while the unit is in motion
- Cleans easily and is corrosion resistant
- The unit is easy to assemble with instructions that are simple to read and easy to understand
Most of the reviews were extremely positive with almost everyone claiming they would purchase the unit again if they had to buy another one. While there were negative reviews, most were not so bad as to stop the customer from buying the spreader a second time.
A main complaint associated with was that the flow control lever would pop out of place while the unit was in motion. While this was an easy fix for many, just the fact that they had to continually stop and make sure it was in place was annoying. The inability of the control lever to remain in place led to inconsistent distribution and inaccurate measurements when it came to how much was needed for a specific level of coverage. The unit is also known to have several mechanical issues in addition to the flow control lever. Many of the issues reported were minor with customers finding simple ways to fix the problems on their own without having to contact the dealer where it was purchased or the manufacturer.
All in all the Agri-Fab 45-0463 SmartSPREADER Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader is quite capable of performing to a high standard once a few of its minor issues were resolved. Its overall design was based on that of commercial spreaders that were built to handle the toughest jobs. Although built on a much smaller scale, this spreader is quite capable of meeting the needs of the average homeowner and helping them achieve their goals of proper lawn care.
Final Editor Rating: