While there’s certainly no shortage of push spreaders on the market, Scotts has managed to make a mark with its Turf Builder EdgeGuard DLX Broadcast Spreader. Right from its design to ease of use, this one ticks all the right boxes. So, read on to learn why you should consider buying it.
Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard DLX Broadcast Spreader
Here is a quick recap of what we liked and didn't like about the Scotts Turf Builder EdgeGuard DLX Broadcast Spreader.
What Did We Like About It?
The blend of simplicity and effectiveness is what makes this walk-behind spreader a cut above the rest. At this price, there’s nothing more that we could’ve asked for!
1. No Setup
For starters, we were impressed with Scotts’ decision to save users from the hassle of installation. Long story short, the unit comes pre-calibrated and doesn’t require any installation. So, brownie points for that!
2. Ease of Use
It didn’t take us very long to figure out the operation. All we had to do was load the hopper with our favorite lawn care product, and set the desired broadcast rate. With a holding capacity of 15,000 sq.ft, the unit is suitable for lawns measuring more than 5,000 sq ft.
Furthermore, its versatile nature lets you use it to melt ice and snow on driveways. Substitute the grass seed or fertilizer with salt, and get rid of all your winter woes.
It features a simple design and a couple of fairly wide tires that are capable of seamlessly covering a large surface. Moreover, the hand lever located at the handle gives you better control over the process.
Simply press it down for dispersing the lawn food, and release it when you make a turn. This will prevent too much product from falling in one spot on the lawn.
3. EdgeGuard Technology
Perhaps the biggest advantage of this walk-behind spreader is Scotts’ exclusive EdgeGuard Technology. When engaged, the feature uses a U-shaped plastic rim to block off the right side of the spreader pattern. Similar to the lever, this mechanism stops the spread of products on non-lawn areas.
Once you’re done feeding the outside edges of the lawn, disengage the guard, and maneuver it on the remaining middle areas. Transfer the excess product back into the container for another round of lawn care.
What Could’ve Been Better?
Despite all its advantages, we noticed that the unit is not free from flaws. Firstly, the wheels feel a bit hollow. Besides, the left wheel tends to collect some of the product being spread, thereby causing it to get jammed. On applying more pressure, the wheel may come off the axle.
Considering its affordable price, we’re not surprised by the poor wheel design. Moreover, you can attach a pie plate or baking tin to make the wheel more durable. Sure, it will take some effort, but it’s not too tricky.
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