Specifications & Dimensions
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Fits Brands/Models:||Universal - works with all brand of riding lawn mowers|
|Spread Width:||4 to 8 ft.|
|Wheels & Tires:|
|Tire/Wheel Size:||10 x 4 in.|
|General Warranty:||1 year limited|
|Material:||Plastic hopper; Rubber wheels|
|Wheel Material:||Turf Tread|
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||17|
|Overall Dimensions:||33 x 50 x 28|
|Vehicle Type:||Tractors only|
Ratings & Reviews
The Seed And Fertilizer Spreader Seeds Your Lawn with Ease
Spread fertilizer, seed, granular lime, sand or ice melt with the Craftsman 85 lb broadcast spreader. The large, 85-lb. capacity hopper offers fewer stops and refills for time- and energy-saving convenience. Its large 4 ft. to 8 ft. spread covers approximately 12,000 sq. ft., so you can cover more ground in much less time quickly and efficiently. The hopper is constructed of heavy-duty polyethylene for rust- and corrosion-resistant performance in all weather. Its heavy-duty steel tubular frame can handle even the roughest use and abuse. And with its at-your-reach flow control, you can adjust flow from the reach and comforts of your tractor seat.
Boasting a universal design, this seed and fertilizer spreader conveniently fits all brands of riding lawn tractors. Its large, 10 x 4 in. turf tread rubber tires provide sure-grip traction and smooth-rolling maneuverability. With a weight of only 17 lbs. and overall dimensions of 33 in. x 50 in. x 28 in., the spreader delivers no-hassle storage in your shed or garage, as well as exceptional portability and maneuverability. Some minimal assembly is required, but it comes with a quick, easy 1-page instruction sheet for no-hassle assembly in less time.
- The Craftsman 85 lb. Broadcast Spreader has a large 4 ft. to 8 ft. spread to cover around 12,000 sq.ft. of ground in less time
- Heavy-duty polyethylene hopper is rust- and corrosion-resistant
- Clear-coated hardware resists rust
- Hitch pins included for quick, easy hookups
- Universal design works with all brands of riding lawn mowers
- 10 x 4 in. turf tread tires for nonslip traction and smooth-rolling performance
- Easy-to-reach flow control from the comforts of the tractor seat
- 1-year limited warranty protects your investment
- Minimal assembly required with quick, easy 1-page instructions
- Click here for additional information - How, When, Why to Fertilize
Added on October 21, 2010
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Most Helpful Reviews
I purchased this same spreader in May of 2008. (model # 486.243222) On 3-29-13 I purchased . (model#486.243223) Here was my dilemma! On 5-15-08 I ordered the gear box,axle and 2 axle hubs to replace defective parts. On 2-30-13 i went to use this spreader, (an item that is only used 1 to 3 times a year. To my dismay, the control cable was broken, (part #49820) I called and got price quotes from my local Sears store and your Sears parts direct 1-800-366-PART The part, S&H, and tax was $19.00 and change from. I bought the new spreader because I was concerned that I was throwing good money after bad!!! Yes, the spreader worked as expected when I used it the 1st week of April. The above mentioned control cable part appears to be exactly the same and even carries the same part number. HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF THIS HAD HAPPENED TO YOU!! FOR THE RECORD I WAS TREATED WITH RESPECT BY ALL EMPLOYEES I was in contact with. For that you can be PROUD. The probuct leaves a lot to be desire
Good construction for this price. Works well at slower speeds. Instructions were easy to follow. Only problem, missing some nuts and bolts but the parts bag was sealed
South Hamilton, MA
There is no way to regulate the flow when seated on the tractor, as when rising off the seat to reach the arm, the tractor turns off. This is completely unworkable when starting, and working in tight places where you might be backing up and making small maneuvers. Plus Sears says they have no extension arms engineered for this. So I made my own extension arm and the flow adjustment arm I had to attach it to, broke as it is a very cheap plastic.
This is the worst spreader I have had in my life. Barely made it through one year. I was only able to use it twice. Don't waste your money on this. Normally Sears has pretty good stuff. This was junk. Very unhappy!!
I purchase this spreader for salting my 600 foot lane. I will be upgrading as I buy salt is 50 bags and when they say "85 lbs" they mean it. I bent the axle first time I used it. I would recommend buying the 100+ lb spreader(s). You will not have to worry as much about weight restrictions.
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Can't say that I'd recommend this lightweight, low-end spreader except for the smallest yards and lightest duty. Sears sells some far better ones and I'd go for one of them if you can afford it. Their top of the line spreader is outstanding, but, for whatever odd reason, it was not available in my area.
I give it one star, because I couldn't give it negative stars. For starters it had plastic gears and wing nuts and the hopper was very thin plastic. The flow control cable was broken, so I never had a chance to use it. If I would have had a chance to use it the control handle is too far back to easily reach. The only bright spot I could find was that the wheels and tires seemed to be of good quality.
Grand Rapids, MI
Assembly is simple enough. Cable controlling the feed rate does not work. If you purchase and plan to keep it, expect to replace the cabling system with a rigged mower throttle cable of more substantial design.