Ev-N-Spred Earthway 3100 Broadcast Spreader Review

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Ev-N-Spred Earthway 3100 Broadcast Spreader Review
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Are there areas where your push spreads cannot reach? The Ev-N-Spred Earthway 3100 Broadcast Spreader will come to your rescue as it safely distributes fertilizers or seeds on every kind of terrain, including uneven and wet areas. Read on to know more about its several features!

Ev-N-Spred Earthway 3100 Broadcast Spreader

Here is a quick recap of what we liked and didn't like about the Ev-N-Spred Earthway 3100 Broadcast Spreader.


  • Heavy-duty high-speed gearbox
  • Rain cover for added protection
  • Comes with rate calculation matrix
  • Can hold up to 40 lbs
  • Weather-resistant and rustproof


  • Straps do not fit everybody
  • A tad bit expensive
Earthway Products 199435 3100 Professional 40lb. Hand Crank Broadcast Spreader, Red
  • Commercial Crank Spreader. Rollers And Spreaders
  • Manufacturer part number: 3100

What Did We Like About It?

This product is known to be an ideal broadcast spreader that operates smoothly and spreads evenly. It is an excellent replacement for the traditional bags which people would carry on their backs. Let's move on to the features.

1. Capacity

It has a capacity of 40 lbs, which makes it big enough to carry fertilizers for a large backyard. It measures 14.2 x 20 x 23 inches and weighs 9 pounds. This makes it slightly heavy, but given all of its heavy-duty parts, that is to be expected.

2. Water Resistance

Like any spreader, you’ll be using this product a lot outdoors; it is prone to seeing a lot of water and moisture. So, to protect it from sudden rain, it comes with a rain cover. If you are using it in a large field, it will keep the body safe until you make way into the house.

Also, adding to the convenience, the body is rustproof and will not be affected by moisture. This quality is essential for a product like this because it tends to get wet and needs to be cleaned quite often.

Fertilizers would cause the spreader to start smelling, if it is not cleaned properly. So, you would have to wash it thoroughly. That’s where the rust proof body comes to the rescue!

3. Ease of Use

With the Dual Port Adjustable Shut-Off System, one can easily control how the fertilizers, seeds, or other materials are spread based on their weight and flight qualities.

Accompanying this is the super-duty high-speed gearbox, which makes the job easier. These fantastic features have reduced manual labor by a great deal.

Long story short, this is an exceptional device! Before we forget, it also comes with a rate calculation matrix, which allows an impressive performance.

What Could've Been Better?

We found that the strap was not a perfect fit for us. If you have a lean and thin body, the straps will hang too low for your convenience. For people with a heavier frame, it will fit with ease, but we had to re-sew the straps and add padded sleeves for comfort.

Also, the product is priced high. Now we would say, with so many amazing features, this is a great option to invest a little more money in, but if you are an average homeowner, this may be over your budget.

About the Author

Steve has been gardening for over 20 years now. He enjoys sharing his experiences with others.

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