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Earthway 2750 Hand-Operated Bag Spreader/Seeder Review

Hand held spreaders are ideal for small areas or if the material being distributed needs to be confined to a particular area. A hand operated spreader offers maximum control and works well when spreading a variety of materials including ice melt, grass seed and fertilizer. The Earthway 2750 Hand Operated Bag Spreader/Seeder has several features that make it one of the top choices for homeowners who need something light and easy to use.

Features

The Earthway 2750 Hand-Operated Bag Spreader/Seeder has many features that work to its advantage and continue to make it a top seller. They include:

  • Extremely light weight and easy to use
  • High RPM gearbox capable of distributing product in a wide radius
  • Spring action rate setting
  • Convenient grip support
  • Zippered nylon bag
  • Wide shoulder strap for maximum support and maneuverability
  • Oscillating shut off plate that helps maintain flow control and prevents clumping

Other positive aspects of purchasing the Earthway 2750 Bag Spreader/Seeder is Earthway’s dedication to prompt and efficient customer service, as well as their money back guarantee.

Pros

There are several reviews to be found concerning the quality and construction of the Earthway 2750 Hand-Operated Bag Spreader/Seeder. One of the most commonly reported benefits of this spreader was its ability to spread several different materials uniformly and evenly. Customers stated this spreader did an excellent job at providing effective, accurate and even coverage no matter what type of material was being distributed.

Other positive comments had to do with the ability of the hand held spreader to cover large areas quickly and efficiently. The bag was large enough to carry enough of the product to cover several hundred square feet before having to be refilled. Its unique design was ergonomically sound and allowed the user to maintain proper posture due to the secure should strap, comfortable grip and convenient curve of the base that lies securely at the users hip.

The fact that it is hand held allows it to be able to target specific areas without putting seed or fertilizer where it doesn’t belong. Its maneuverability makes controlling where the seed is placed easy and hassle free. The rate control setting can also be adjusted so the exact amount is distributed right where it needs to go.

Cons

Negative reviews of the Earthway 2750 were common, but limited to a few specific complaints that mainly had to do with the construction of the spreader and the materials with which it was made. Much of the concern over the workmanship that went into the design and construction of the spreader dealt with the gearbox constantly freezing up after a few uses. Even when the unit was thoroughly cleaned after each use and stored properly, the gearbox and other moving parts had a tendency to become stuck or frozen in place.

When trying to dislodge the immobile parts, they would often break. Replacing the parts contained in the gearbox was difficult for most. A few claimed the parts were extremely expensive for the cheap materials that were used to make them. Others claimed that it was difficult to find the parts in the first place, not to mention the fact they were highly overpriced.

Conclusion

Although there are several negative reviews to be found on the Earthway 2750 Hand-Operated Bag Spreader/Seeder, it seems to be that overall the product is well liked by those who have used it and had minimal issues with it. It’s lightweight construction makes it easy to use, especially for individuals who may not be physically strong enough to handle a walk behind spreader. It is small enough for almost anyone to use and stores easily without taking up much space.

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