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Earthway 2150 Commercial 50-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader Review

Walk behind broadcast spreaders are ideal for individuals who have small to medium sized yards. Commercial grade products are normally designed to be much more sturdy than those for residential use. Walk behind broadcast spreaders can seed lawns quickly and efficiently with little effort on your part aside from pushing it across the lawn. Earthway is known for high quality, durable products that last several years, are easily cleaned and have a variety of uses. The Earthway 2150 Commercial 50-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader is no exception.

Features

The Earthway 2150 Commercial Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader has several features that make it worth the money. Durable construction and a heavy duty metal frame give this spreader the strength to handle almost any task from spreading grass seed to fertilizer to ice melt in the dead of winter. The adjustable handle makes it easy to push no matter how tall the user is. It comes with Earthways’ own “Ev-N-Spred” system that allows for an adjustable spread rate and uniform coverage.

Its overall design is perfect for reseeding small areas of lawn that have been damaged or need to be fortified with additional seed and fertilizer. It cleans easily and stores without taking up an excessive amount of space.

Pros

There are several positive reviews of the Earthway Commercial Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader that offer important information on how well it performs with regular use. A few of the benefits include:

  • Even distribution of whatever material is being used
  • Uniform coverage with an accurate spread rate
  • Large balloon tires that make it easy to navigate over rough or hilly terrain
  • Ruggedly built and able to withstand extensive use
  • Easy to calibrate spread and distribution settings

Many homeowners who have used the product state they would recommend it to others who need an effective broadcast spreader that is capable of doing the job for several years.

Cons

Many of the negative reviews are concerned with the company’s warranty. A few comments indicate the warranty may not be as binding as it is supposed to be. This can be partly due to the fact that a few customers tried to get a refund or order replacement pieces and parts for their spreaders and were left feeling as though the actual warranty was not being honored.

Other complaints were received due to what they perceived as a poorly constructed product. The distribution and spreading mechanisms were made of flimsy plastic which resulted in inaccurate calibration. The plastic pieces tended to warp and break easily causing the mechanism to freeze up and become wedged against one another. When replacement pieces were received, they were of much the same quality as the pieces being replaced, therefore causing the same problems all over again.

The cost of the spreader was also an issue. Many individuals claimed the product was highly overpriced for the number of times it was used prior to it having problems. Most of the individuals who had issues with the price were also the ones who were upset about the product’s warranty and customer service of the company.

Conclusion

Depending on who was being talked to, the reviews of the Earthway 2150 Commercial 50-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader were either very supportive or extremely derogatory. This may have something to do with how the spreader was cleaned and stored between each use or how it was treated as it was being used. For the most part, the majority of reviews were of a positive nature and dealt with the spreaders’ overall performance and ability to accurately distribute materials. The customers who gave the product a positive review claimed they would more than likely recommend it to others.

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