Updated March 22, 2019 by Quincy Miller

The 6 Best Drop Spreaders

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This wiki has been updated 4 times since it was first published in February of 2019. If you want to have a lawn that's the envy of the block, you'll need to provide it with seed, fertilizer, and other products, and know how much you're giving it. These drop spreaders can help with that, as unlike their broadcast counterparts, they maintain a tight dispersal area. Beyond keeping your grass green, they can also be used to distribute salt or sand during the winter months. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best drop spreader on Amazon.

6. Gandy Variable Rate

5. Scotts EvenGreen

4. Earthway Products 7350SU

3. Spyker Commercial

2. Scotts Classic

1. Agri-Fab 45-0288

Editor's Notes

March 21, 2019:

We strove to include both tow-behind and push models, as your particular situation will dictate which is the better option for you. As such, it's probably safe to consider the Agri-Fab 45-0288 and Scotts Classic as #1 and #1A on this list, as they represent the best of their respective types. Most city dwellers will have no use for a tow-behind machine, while those who live on a more expansive property aren't likely to want to spend their weekend pushing a narrow spreader in the hot sun. The Gandy Variable Rate represents a middle ground between the two spreader types, but the high price tag puts it in a kind of no man's land, as it may be too expensive for the average homeowner yet not efficient enough for the professional landscaper.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on March 22, 2019 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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