Specifications & Dimensions
|Dimensions and Weight:|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||17|
|Overall Dimensions:||33 x 50 x 28|
|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|
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
Overall, others give this:
Reviewers may have received a benefit, like a sweepstakes entry or rewards program points, in exchange for writing a review.
Those benefits were not conditioned on the positive or negative content of the review.
Most Helpful Reviews
The holes on the tubes were not aligned. I was able to correct the problem by setting the problem holes first and then setting the correctly bored holes/tubes. I wasted a good hour partially assembling and disassembling and then reassembling. The construction is cheap and I don't expect it to last long. Luckily I only need it for seed since I don't use chemicals, so it will only get used once or twice a year.
North Pole, AK
This is the third year I have used this spreader. I had no problems with it the first two years. It didn't take long to put it together. When I got it out this spring the sliding piece that opens and closes the discharge space would not close. I discovered that after I had filled it with product. I finally went in to the store and had them order me a new cable. I took in all the literature and the salesman said that is what I needed. I tried to put it on tonight. From the diagrams in the original instructions it looks like the cable was already attached to the impeller under the hopper. So I have to take it apart. I can't just reverse the steps because I am afraid when I remove the hubcaps and wheels I won't be able to replace them. Tomorrow I will try undoing enough of the frame to gain access to the impeller parts so I can insert the cable in the sliding plate. Hopefully that will fix it. I get Sears products because you can always order parts. But the part came with no instructions. I still think the spread was a good purchase because I think I can get it fixed.
Cedar Park, TX
I bought this to apply fertilizer by pulling it in back of my riding lawnmower. It does a very good job. I wonder, however, if the setting is correct, since the amount of fertilizer appears to be somewhat light. It works as advertised and makes my job easier to fertilize my lawn.
Fort Gibson, OK
I recently purchased a home on 2 acres and wanted to save money in lawn care by purchasing my own spreader to hook to my new lawn tractor. Works well and have used several times already.
This was a breeze to put together, just by following the instructions. The basin is solid and the frame and wheels seem okay, but the mechanism for spreading and opening the hopper is cheaply made and I anticipate it breaking within a year or so. But if it doesn't break, then it I would give it 5 stars, it is way cheaper than the better rated ones.
I have wanted a spreader to pull behind my lawnmower for years. When I saw this one on sale at Sears, I just couldn't pass it up. As with all Sears equipment with rubber inflatable tires, this spreader has great tires on it!
North Kingsville, OH
Purchased for $55 on sale. Took it home, unpacked it, and by the time i got to attaching the last arm for the tow bar, it was so bent that i could fit my hand in the gap between the two tubes. After spending an hour assembling, I either will use it as is, or return and spend another hour assembling. Filed a credit case for a refund since i feel an hour of my wasted time should be on their dollar.
- Online Only! EXTRA 10% off Tractor Attachments Sold by Sears. Discount reflected in price shown Offer ends 16-Oct-2014 See details.