Precision Products TBS600RDOS 6-Series Tow Behind Spreader Summary
- Large, 130-pound capacity
- 15-inch heavy duty tires
- 1-inch powder coated steel tube frame
- Universal hitch
- Metal gears in metal gear box with grease fitting for durability and smooth operation
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Precision Products 6-Series Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader is a small, compact unit that is capable of performing quite well under most circumstances. It comes equipped with a rain cover to protect seed or fertilizer from getting wet if it happens to rain while the unit is being used. While it is not as large as other pull behind spreaders, it is capable of covering large areas of ground, quickly and efficiently.
Precision Products 6-Series Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader has several features that are popular with both landscaping professionals and homeowners alike. A few of them include:
- 15 inch heavily treaded turf tires
- 130 pound hopper capacity
- Steel frame made with 1-inch steel tubing
- Powder coated to resist corrosion
- Universal hitch with hitch pin
- Metal gears
- Metal gear box with grease fitting
These features, in addition to its sturdy construction give this spreader an edge over similar models that are available for sale. Its durable construction makes it an excellent choice for both large and small jobs. It is lightweight enough that it can be pulled by most smaller lawn tractors without putting too much stress on the motor. Precision Products also offers a money back guarantee if a customer is not completely satisfied with the spreaders’ performance.
The widely spaced tires allow the Precision Products 6-Series Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader to be pulled over a variety of different terrain without fear of it tipping or leaning to one side. It is constructed of durable materials and designed for maximum efficiency. It is well built using the best materials possible. It has an exceptionally strong gear box, designed to spread materials evenly and uniformly.
The rate control and spreading mechanism works well with a variety of different materials, including grass seed, fertilizer, lime, sand, kitty litter, ice melt and any other material that is granular in nature. The spreading mechanism can be adjusted to a variety of speeds and distances to provide maximum distribution with minimum waste of product.
For the most part, most of the reviews posted about the product were very positive, with customers claiming they had a favorable experience with the spreader and believed it well worth the money spent to buy it.
Many of the negative reviews did not necessarily have to do with the Precision Products 6-Series Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader performance. Instead, they centered mainly on the poor job of powder coating pieces of the frame. Bubbles and imperfections were found throughout the entire frame that led to the coating chipping away, leaving bare metal exposed to the elements.
It was also reported that many of the metal components corroded easily after the first few uses. Even if the unit was thoroughly rinsed clean and allowed to dry, the pieces still began to corrode after a minimal number of uses. Even with the frequent use of the rain guard, the parts still began to corrode. Replacement parts ordered for repairs were also quick to deteriorate.
Reviews of the Precision Products 6-Series Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader were fairly positive. Customers noted the shortcomings of the product were often balanced by its many overall benefits. Precision Products money back guarantee, in addition to its excellent customer service helped to relieve much of the frustration felt by customers who were experiencing difficulties with the unit.
Overall, many customers chose to keep the spreader and replace the defective or cheaply made parts with others that were longer lasting and of more durable construction. Minor repairs can be made to the spreader by the homeowner. The mechanical issues that many of the purchasers encountered were easy to fix, with the biggest problem being the chipping off of the powder coat and the exposure of bare metal to the elements.
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