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GroundWork Broadcast Spreader, 2811S817S

SKU: 440070799
GroundWork Broadcast Spreader, 2811S817S
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17500 austrian pine way
westfield, IN 46074
(317) 896-1086
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Distribute seeds, fertilizers, granular and other lightweight materials evenly across your lawn with the GroundWork Broadcast Spreader. This lightweight spreader features a calibrated flow-rate adjuster with a calibration chart.

  • Zipper-top canvas bag with adjustable shoulder strap
  • Calibrated flow-rate adjuster with calibration chart
  • Dual handle, all metal gears
  • Ready to use in seconds; no tools required
  • Dimensions: 7.0'' x 16.5'' x 17.5''
  • Capacity: 15 lb.

Specification Description
Country of Origin: Imported
Power Type: None
Tub Diameter: 20-20.5 in.
Hopper Capacity: 15 lb.
Hopper Weight Capacity: 15 lb.
Minimum Spreading Width: None
Type: Broadcast Spreader
Compatibility: Scotts
Minimum Spreading Speed: None
Spread Width: None
Product Length: 17 in.
Product Weight: 3.02 lb.
Brand: GroundWork
Product Height: 17.5 in.
Hopper Material: Cloth bag: TC6061
Special Feature(s): All gears are in metal
Maximum Spreading Width: None
Tub Height: 13.5 in.
Part Number: 2811S817S
Maximum Spreading Speed: None
Product Width: 16.5 in.
Coverage Area: None
Manufacturer Part Number 2811S817S
GroundWork Broadcast Spreader, 2811S817S is rated 2.6 out of 5 by 36.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible! No instructions! I immediately lost half my grass seed because I didn't know how to work it, given there are no instructions. And what is up with this person responding to everyone and emailing instructions? Why not post the instructions everyone needs on this page?! I will be returning tomorrow. This company is a joke.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Gears are not good Gears are not good in this as soon as we started using it, it didn’t want to turn right.
Date published: 2020-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is actually better made than the old units The GroundWork shoulder carried broadcast spreader was purchased to replace a 54-year-old similar spreader that uh, “disappeared” from my truck earlier this year. It works fine for spreading seed. The mechanical components are essentially identical however and deserve comment. First: As the sticker on the base of the GroundWorks spreader says, “...oil the axle in the center of the largest gear before each use …” Read the instructions and just do it. I did this with my older unit and it lasted very well indeed. The 21st century unit is better built and has tighter tolerances; perhaps too close for a garden tool. As others have commented, this makes the oiling of the various axle bearings essential, particularly the main driven gear. Second: This unit uses a heavy canvas sack to hold the product to be broadcast. Seed is fine and maybe pelletized lime. I would never use fertilizer in this unit however. Unlike the steel can on my old unit, the canvas sack on the new unit is held in place by a row of steel staples. As fertilizer is hygroscopic (sucks water out of the air), traces of it that are left in the unit will get and keep the unit damp with acidic water after use and will shortly destroy the canvas and the staples. The can based unit could be easily rinsed after use and dried in the sun. This unit does not look to be as easily cleaned and dried. It is also inexpensive. At this writing and the “can-based” variety retails for about seven times as much online. I’ll just use my wheeled spreader for non-seed broadcast applications and keep the large difference in price, thank-you. The main frame and crank grip of the new unit are heavy plastic and should hold up better than the wooden frame of my older unit. As the old spreader lasted over 54 years, I anticipate that the base and mechanism of the new spreader will not be a source of trouble in my or my children’s lifetimes. Now, if they could only figure out a way to make the heavy canvas bag user-replaceable… If this unit gets “borrowed” I would certainly buy another. It’s well made for the purpose and a very good deal.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Good Idea, Poor quality In theory it should be a decent spreader, metal gears etc. but the positioning of the gears was gapped to much so that the gears either bind tooth on tooth or sometimes the gears just skip by the teeth on the opposing gear, good idea, poor quality
Date published: 2020-05-13
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what setting for pepetized lime 40#/1,000 feet

Asked by: eeagle
It is not recommended to spread pepitized lime. There is a risk of the lime causing injury to the person using the spreader.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2019-03-19

Why are there no instructions included with this product? I realize it is a pretty simple device, but I would hate to ruin it ASSUMING I know how it should work.

Asked by: Gottabekiddingme
Please check your email for requested information.
Answered by: jessicasm
Date published: 2020-03-12

how do u set the setting/ does the little green button suppose to fit the chrome steel eyelet opening on hairpin wire???if so the one I purchase will not se in the eyelet,

Asked by: wecub
Below I have included some instructions on how to set this. Step 1: Loosen the wing nut. Setting point (little green button) on green lever fits setting numbers. Step 2: Adjust the s-shape stop (hairpin wire) to prop green lever. Tighten wing nut. Step 3: Press down the eyelet to release lever and close the slide gate. The Little green button is not for fitting the chrome steel eyelet.
Answered by: Valery
Date published: 2019-10-02

how do you regulate for spreading lawn fertilizer?

Asked by: barnes
Normally the adjuster lever setting should be on a 3 - 3.5 for granular fertilizer range between 8' - 10’(ft.) broadcast width. Due to the sizes of granular fertilizer settings are intended for reference only.
Answered by: Valery
Date published: 2018-03-21

Can you buy a replacement impeller? I dropped mine and it shattered.

For replacement parts, and manufacture warranty information please contact Customer Service at (888) 376-9601 available Monday-Friday 8am-8pm (EST), Saturday 8am-5pm (EST).
Answered by: jessicasm
Date published: 2019-10-03

What should the setting be for spreading granular fertilizer at 10 lbs per 1000 sq ft?

Asked by: Hubie 456
Normally the adjuster lever setting should be on a 3 - 3.5 for granular fertilizer range between 8' - 10’(ft.) broadcast width. Due to the sizes of granular fertilizer settings are intended for reference only.
Answered by: ErlindaC
Date published: 2020-04-09

There are no instructions in the box. - Could yo forward instructions, etc. to my email.

Asked by: cjjones
Please check your email for requested information.
Answered by: jessicasm
Date published: 2019-07-31

What does the strap clip attach to?

Asked by: CW555
The GroundWork Broadcast Spreader (440070799) strap clip attached to the bottom of the dual handle
Answered by: Nancyb
Date published: 2018-09-27
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