Keep your spreader working the way you want it to
Spreaders are sturdy, reliable machines that are a real help when you're taking care of your lawn. Even so, they need a little TLC to do the job at their best. Keep these steps in mind, and your spreader will serve you well for years to come.
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After you're done using it to feed your lawn, empty any unused material back into the product bag. Place your spreader on the lawn and hose it down to thoroughly rinse it out and clean any product off the parts underneath. Product left in the spreader can clog up the openings.
If your spreader has metal parts, spray them with lubricating oil after you've hosed it down and let it dry. This will prevent rusting. Plastic spreaders don't need lubrication.
New or old, you must properly calibrate your drop spreader before first use every spring. Your drop spreader?s calibration may not be at the ideal level as a result of wear and tear, factory setting, or user modification. This may result in more or less than the recommended amount of product being dispensed on your lawn. Some Scotts® Turf Builder® Classic Drop Spreaders were calibrated at a setting below 8, and they need to be adjusted using setting 8 to ensure product is applied at the correct rate.
For calibration instructions, please select your model of spreader below.
Scotts® Turf Builder® Classic Drop Spreader
Scotts® AccuGreen® 1000 Drop Spreader
Scotts® AccuGreen® 2000 Drop Spreader
Scotts® AccuGreen® 3000 Drop Spreader
If you are unsure of the model, please contact us.