- 130 pound hopper capacity saves time refilling on larger acreage lawns"
- Durable rod linked on-off control with precise settings". Maneuverable
- Enclosed gear box with tapered gears for even spreading and long life"
- Large diameter tires with wide wheelbase for stability on rougher terrain"
- Optional hopper cover, material deflector and hopper grate available"
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From the manufacturer
- COVERAGE: 1/2 acre (25,000 sq. Ft.)
- SPREAD WIDTH: 10-12 ft. Spread
- HOPPER SIZE: 130 lb. Capacity
- WHEELS: 13" x 4" large pneumatic wheels
- ASSEMBLY: some assembly required; a video instruction guide is available to assist with the assembly process
- CONSTRUCTION: poly hopper and spreader plate, enclosed gear box
- OPERATION: on/off direct rod control accessible from the tractor seat
- HITCH: universal hitch attaches quickly and easily to all tractors
Why Buy an Agri-Fab Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader?
The Agri-Fab, Inc. 130 lb. Tow Spreader Model #45-0463 will help you grow the beautiful lawn that you’ve always wanted. The best time to use a spreader is in the spring. For optimal results, spread grass seed over bare areas when needed. In the summer, fertilize and feed when necessary to enhance growth. An enclosed gearbox prevents spreading grass seed or fertilizer from disrupting activity. The Agri-Fab 130 lb. Tow Behind Spreader will last you for years to come with proper care and use.
- The 13" x 4" large pneumatic tires provide a smooth transport on the project area
- Depending on material and speed of application, the 130 lb. Broadcast Spreader can cover up to 25,000 square feet in one fill
- A steel direct rod flow control provides an easy method to open or close during spreading
- A hopper cover and a deflector are optional accessories used to keep the material dry and to narrow the spreading pattern
- An optional grate accessory improves material flow and spreader performance
|Agri-Fab, Inc. 185 lb. Tow Broadcast Spreader||Agri-Fab 130 lb. Tow Broadcast Spreader||Agri-Fab 110 lb. Tow Broadcast Spreader||Agri-Fab 85 lb. Tow Broadcast Spreader||Agri-Fab 175 lb. Tow Drop Spreader|
|Coverage||1 acre (40,000 sq. ft.)||1/2 acre (25,000 sq. ft.)||1/3 acre (17,500 sq. ft.)||1/4 acre (14,000 sq. ft.)||1 acre (40,000 sq. ft.)|
|Spread Width||Up to 12 ft. spread||10-12 ft spread||Up to 10 ft. spread||Up to 10 ft. spread||42" Controlled Spread|
|Wheels||15" x 6" pneumatic tires with ball bearings and a gear disengage||13" x 4" pneumatic tires||10" pneumatic tires||10" pneumatic tires||13" x 4" pneumatic tires|
|Assembly||Some assembly required||Some assembly required||Some assembly required||Some assembly required||Some assembly required|
|Construction||Poly hopper and spreader plate; enclosed gear box||Poly hopper and spreader plate; enclosed gear box with heat treated metal bevel gears||Poly hopper and spreader plate, heat treated metal gears||Poly hopper and spreader plate; enclosed gear box||Poly hopper and spreader plate; galvanized steel agitator|
|Operation||Raised On/Off direct rod control accessible from the tractor seat||On/Off direct rod control accessible from the tractor seat||On/Off direct rod control accessible from the tractor seat||On/Off Cable control accessible from the tractor seat||On/Off direct rod control accessible from the tractor seat|
|Hitch||Universal hitch attaches quickly and easily to any brand of tractor||Universal hitch attaches quickly and easily to any brand of tractor||Universal hitch attaches quickly and easily to any brand of tractor||Universal hitch attaches quickly and easily to any brand of tractor||Universal hitch attaches quickly and easily to any brand of tractor|
|Accessories Sold Separately||Hopper cover and Grate are included with the unit||Hopper Cover(69711), Grate(69411), and deflector kit(68871)||Hopper Cover(69711), Grate(69411), and deflector kit(68871)||Hopper cover(69712), Grate( 6912) and Deflector Kit(69115)||N/A|
|Assembled Weight||58 lbs.||37 lbs.||31 lbs.||18 lbs.||50.5 lbs.|
“The Agri-Fab 45-0463 130-Pound Tow Broadcast Spreader is the perfect spreader for the homeowner with a larger lot (1 acre or more). With the original Agri-Fab solid rod activated on-off flow gate control that can be operated from the tractor seat, the precise setting adjustment, smooth operating enclosed tapered gears and rustproof poly hopper it provides consistent spreading for years of use. Proudly Made in USA with some imported materials. Comes with an Industry leading 3-year Limited Warranty." From the Manufacturer “Agri-Fab 130-Pound Broadcast Spreaders are available in both Tow and Push models and have a 3-year warranty. Get even more utility and performance out of Agri-Fab’s 130-Pound Broadcast Spreaders with optional Hopper Covers, Material Deflectors and Hopper Grates. The hopper covers prevent spillage of material caused by wind or rough terrain and keep it dry. The material deflectors limit the spread width reducing waste and keeping material out of planting beds, shrubbery and off walks and driveways. The hopper grate prevent clumped material from blocking the flow control opening for reliable spreading. Proudly Made in the USA with some imported materials."
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|Item Dimensions||18.11 x 10.68 x 12.40 inches||33.00 x 22.00 x 25.00 inches||26.00 x 36.00 x 36.00 inches||43.00 x 29.00 x 34.25 inches|
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First the Brinly spreader has a welded frame that is one piece, with one additional piece to connect it to my tractor (john deere x720). The Agri-Fab frame is more like an erector set with 8 pieces you bolt together. Also the metal tubes of the frame are thicker on the Brinly model (see pictures). Tires for the Brinly model are 13.5", much wider, has much better treads and is over all better constructed than the 13" tires on the Agri-Fab model. Both have molded plastic hubs, which I guess is good due to corrosion. One note is that the tires on the Agri-Fab model specifically say they were made in China.
Onto the gear boxes... One of the reasons why I selected the Agri-Fab model is that the gears are metal (aluminum I think) and the gears on the Brinly are plastic. I didn't like the fact they were plastic on the Brinly, but after turning each of the gear boxes it was notable that the gears on the Brinly run very smooth and the metal gears on the Agri-Fab run rough.
As for the hoppers, the Brinley capacity looks like it is a bit more than the Agri-Fab, even though the carrying capacity is less. On the Brinly model the plate that dispenses the material is bigger and made of thicker plastic and is connected by metal bolts. It also has a setting to control side to side spreading of material (not that I think I will use it). The plate on the Agri-Fab model is small and is not as well made as the Brinly one. There is also no option on the side to side control. It is also connected to the hopper with plastic rivets that look like they are about to break (see pictures).
The Brinly model is way better packed in the box and the bolts and other pieces are numbered and vacuum sealed to a cardboard cutout, guaranteeing you have all the parts. Argi-Fab parts are in a bag all together. Also the Brinly spreader has a cover.
The adjustment for both are not great, though the Agri-Fab has an off position you can lock the adjustment bar to.
Long story short, I'm sending the Agri-Fab back to Amazon... box damaged and pieces inside were all scratched...
Update!!!! I posted the same review on agri-fab website and the said that they would not be able to post my review. They are screening reviews for better ratings because they know what they are making is junk!
Several points to note about the spreader and operations.
First. Hitch height can be an issue. The hitch bar/tow bar needs to be approximately 14.5 inches from the ground at the tractor attachment point so the spreader barrel exit point distributes all fertilizer etc. to the broadcast disc. Hitch attachment points less than 14.5 inches from the ground will result in the spreader bowl not disgorging all fertilizer--instead leaving a fair amount in the spreader bowl. This adversely effects use of all product and results in uneven distribution of product on declining slopes.
Second. The release handle is too short to easily reach and turn on/off while driving a Craftsman garden tractor. It is short by approximately 9 inches. It can be remedied with a 12 to15" by 1/2" by 3/16" piece of steel and several drilled holes into the existing too short handle. Absent such a remedy, one must stop the tractor and turn around 90 degrees in the seat to open or shut off the product flow--resulting in burned spots from over fertilization.
Third. Agri-Fab says they do not offer suggested settings for various manufacturers products and there appears to be no reference table available. They suggest the buyer conduct his/her own test and through trial and error develop their own appropriate settings. And indeed, the way Agri-Fab has fabricated the sliding product "door" that may be best. The instructions tell you to line up the door at the halfway open point with the "adjustment nut" at "5". There is no registration mark on either the unit floor or the door. My experience has been that with the door adjusted as per Agri-Fab use .5 to 1 for most granular Scotts lawn products.
Fourth. Agri-Fab does not offer hitch height adapters to insure the tow bar is parallel with the ground, that all product can be/is used and to avoid missing areas on downhill slopes. This point is worth considering if you are uncomfortable having to fabricate you own adaptor to raise hitch height approximately 9 to 10 inches.
This is the right kind of spreader for large areas, but its effective use on large "lawns" as opposed to fields and meadows may be compromised by the second, third and fourth issues above.
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If you still go ahead and proceed with buying the product, just know that there MANY MANY MANY parts and the instructions were probably made by the engineers and are really not clear. Make 100% you are putting the wheels right because I don't think they can be removed after they are installed.
It was a frustrating process all together, I will not make big purchases from amazon anymore and this was my first and last product from agri-fab.
The fasteners are just in a bag and not blister packaged like most every other product. You have to sort it al out with a tape measure. The instructions are poor , at best. They have youtube videos of how to assemble it, however, the video does not reflect how my spreader was shipped. Far more parts were not assembled than in the video.
Although, this seems to be a good product, I would not buy it again due to the assembly problems.