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Best Tow Behind Drop Spreader

Tow behind drop spreaders are farm tools used to evenly spread either fertilizer or seed on an already tilled piece of land. Depending on the make, this spreader can either be towed by hand or mounted to the back of a tractor and towed. The ones towed by tractors are usually bigger and wider than those towed by hand.
 
Best Tow Behind Drop Spreader
 
Even though tow behind spreaders are mainly used for fertilizer and seed spreading, they have been known to be used in other ways as well. Drop Spreaders provide a big benefit for people living in cold areas, because it can be used to clear off snow and ice by spreading salt on streets and driveways.
 
 
These spreaders are not only widely used for their multipurpose nature but also for their simplicity in use and the fact that they spread evenly.
 
Here are some tow behind drop behind spreaders that can easily be purchased through Amazon.
 
Agri-Fab 45-0288 175-Pound Max Tow Behind Drop Spreader

Agri-Fab 45-0288 Spreader Review

 
This particular spreader is easy to assemble and practically anyone who knows how to use a wrench can do so. It is also reliable since it has a rustproof poly hopper and a premium galvanized steel agitator that improves the spreader’s durability hence prolonged product life. With a hopper capacity of 17-gallons (dry)/175-pounds; the tow behind drop spreader can be used to spread over a larger area, roughly an acre(40,000 sq ft).
 
This model has a controlled spread width of 42 inches and this is quite efficient as the user does not have to keep on stopping to re-fill the hopper every time and again in the middle of spreading. It therefore saves on time used to perform the task. Despite this, the tow behind spreader doesn’t have enough ground clearance on ploughed soil so it may not be the best option for seeding cover crops but works well with fertilizer and lawn seed.
 
Agri-Fab 45-0463 Smart SPREADER 130-Pound Max Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader

Agri-Fab 45-0463 Smart Spreader Review

 
This smart spreader allows you to spread only the amount you need. It has an extra large capacity hence it can be used for different applications; you only choose how much you need, load it and start spreading. This adjustment can be made using the unique, user-friendly spreader-setting knob for precise application.
 
Inspired by commercial spreaders, this smart spreader has a spring-loaded on/off lever and an optional deflector kit for drop spreader conversion. However, the spring that holds the levers in the hopper is a bit weak for the function and can keep moving, hence inconsistent application. To control this, you can replace it with a medium tension spring and all will be fine. This model is also easy to assemble.
 
Brinly Tow-Behind Broadcast Spreader

Brinly Broadcast Spreader Review

 
Finally, this Brinly tow behind broadcast spreader has an extra-large poly hopper capacity;( 175 pounds) and this covers a whole acre or more when spreading. There is no need to refill when spreading. This spreader has a directional Spread Pattern Control which guarantees even spread patterns and the widest spread widths of materials. With a fully enclosed gearbox and stainless steel hardware, shaft and agitator eliminates down time and prevents corrosion hence the spreader has a long product life. However, the spread control handle can vibrate off to a close position and requires one to hold or fix it to the open position to facilitate spreading.
 
Which Tow Behind Drop Spreader Gets the Best Review?
 
The three tow behind spreaders reviewed above leave a farmer spoilt for choice as they are all quality products and can deliver good results when properly handled.
 
However; I would recommend the Agri-Fab 45-0463 Smart SPREADER 130-Pound Max Tow Behind Broadcast Spreader since it can be used on a variety of applications; you just have to adjust to the volume you require to spread.
 
It also has a divide hopper that can carry two different types of material e.g seed and fertilizer which can be simultaneously spread evenly, reducing the number of trip one needs to make when spreading. It also has a large capacity so heavy spreading tasks are not heavy on this one and I can therefore call it the best tow behind spreader.