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Earthway 2170 Commercial 100-Pound Broadcast Push Spreader Review

The [easyazon_link asin=”B00004RB0E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Earthway 2170 Commercial spreader[/easyazon_link] is designed to be extremely efficient and long lasting at an affordable price. Much like other push behind, broadcast spreaders it is small enough to be easy to handle and large enough to cover large areas of lawn in a short period of time with adequate coverage. When compared to Scotts brand broadcast spreaders, the 2170 Commercial spreader rated much higher and was considered well worth the money spent to purchase it.

Features

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The [easyazon_link asin=”B00004RB0E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Earthway 2170 Commercial spreader[/easyazon_link] has many features that make it stand out among other push behind, broadcast spreaders. They include:

  • Quality construction
  • Large 13 inch tires that were designed to keep the spreader from tipping when taken over hilly or rugged terrain
  • Durable metal frame that adds support to the spreader when the hopper is full of seed or other material
  • Easily adjustable handle that makes the spreader ideal for any individual no matter how tall or short they are
  • Holds 100 pounds of product easily without appearing to be stressed from the weight

Earthway offers a money back guarantee on all their products in addition to a highly efficient customer service department staffed with individuals who are able to answer almost any question concerning the spreader and its uses.

Pros

With the large, oversized tires, the [easyazon_link asin=”B00004RB0E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Earthway 2170 spreader[/easyazon_link] works extremely well when taken over rugged or hilly terrain. It is easy to assemble and can be put together in less than an hour with only a few simple tools. Many customers who purchased the spreader made sure to comment about how easy it was to put together and that the instructions were exceptionally well written.

The spreader can be cleaned rather easily and takes little preparation to ready it for storage. One thing to remember is that once the spreader has been thoroughly rinsed out, it should be allowed to adequately dry before being stored away. This prevents corrosion and helps to keep the mechanisms working properly. With proper care and maintenance, the mechanisms within the spreader will continue to function effectively for several years to come.

Cons

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Of the few complaints received about the [easyazon_link asin=”B00004RB0E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Earthway 2170 Commercial spreader[/easyazon_link], the main ones involved the need for the tires to be wider. While they are large enough to handle turns and keep the spreader from tipping over, a wider tire would help stabilize the unit when it is loaded to capacity with product.

In addition to the need for wider tires, customers also claimed that the settings had a tendency to be inaccurate and extremely complex when trying to calculate distribution rates and the amount of product needed for adequate and sufficient coverage.

Many customers also bristled at the price claiming that it was too expensive for the type of materials used in its construction. The expensive price tag as well as the inaccuracy of the distribution mechanism made customers feel as if it was not as cost effective as it should be. The overall price of the spreader and the amount of product believed to have been wasted was too excessive for many customers and most claimed they would not buy the spreader in the future.

Conclusion

The company’s claims about the effectiveness of the [easyazon_link asin=”B00004RB0E” locale=”US” new_window=”default” nofollow=”default” tag=”bestgrassseed06-20″ add_to_cart=”default” cloaking=”default” localization=”default” popups=”default”]Earthway 2170 spreader[/easyazon_link] were not realized in some cases, by the customers. Each customer had a different perspective when it came to what was important when discussing the pros and cons of the spreader. The ones who liked the spreader claimed they would recommend it to others. On the other hand, individuals who were not pleased with how it performed were very vocal in their disappointment, especially when it came to the excessive cost.

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