Top positive review
Good value and really good product
Reviewed in the United States on July 29, 2018
I swear I spent 4 days (32 hours) on amazon looking over reviews - because (as you can see if you wish to) the reviews are quite mixed. There's not a clear-cut dominant winner in this category. Even the over-priced John Deere gear. So, I finally took the plunge and ordered the Brinly BS36BH model. Showed up on time and in perfect condition. Took 2 hours to assemble, and I'm good with this kind of thing. All parts were there, but instructions could use a revision.
NOTE: Be certain to have a little axle grease on hand BEFORE you start to assemble! The mfgr. should really include a condiment-sized pouch.
Works great. I had no issues at all, and I'm a picky SOB about everything in life.
I put 120 lbs of weed n feed in it and off I went. The flow control worked flawlessly when turning on and off. I will agree with some reviewers that it's a bit top-heavy, as I had to carefully work across a 10% grade. I did this with the hopper only 1/3 full just for that reason, and it worked fine - this is the only significant design change I would make to the unit.
So the only thing left is to see how durable it is over the coming years. My old Scott's 25 lbs tow-behind lasted over 18 years (all plastic wheels and gears too).