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The design is quite simple with one wheel driving a bevel gear in a gear box. If the wheel turns the axle shaft and the center pin in the spreader with the retainer/cotter pin does not turn it is likely something has failed in the gear box.

If both wheel spins and the axle does not turn than the drive wheel has disengaged the axle shaft and the cotter pin in the drive wheel needs to be replaced.

The compounds used in the spreaders are corrosive. Usually the gears and axle become bound due to corrosion. By oiling the bearings and wiggling the wheels they will free up,
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I called Scotts, and according to them the Edgeguard Deluxe uses the same settings as the SpeedyGreen 3000.

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I found drop-rate tables at http://www.vigoro.com/ProductCategories/WeedInsectControl/SummerFertilizer/ProductDetails/Spreader+Settings.htm and http://www.bayeradvanced.com/media/productlabel/502840A_label.pdf. I don't know how accurate they are, but they are consistent with one another so I'm using them :)

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For 18-24-12 %50 PPSCU

Product Application Rate:
*LBS PER 1000 SQFT 4
Coverage:
* 12000
Craftsman 3
Craftsman Drop 7
Cyclone 4.25
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Lely 4.5
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LESCO Rotary (80# & 100#) 15
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Precision 6
Red devil 6
Republic 3
Scott's Accu Green 7.25
Scott's Easy Green 26.25
Scott's R7- X F.5
Scott's R8-A J.5
Scott's Speedy Green 1000 6
Scott's Speedy Green 2000 7
Scott's Speedy Green 3000 6
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I am sorry that neither spreader performed as they should have. This is very concerning to us, and we would like to get more information about the spreaders, if you still have 1 the manufacture date would be most helpful to us. It sounds like you could possibly have an over-application of the product as well. If you could call us at 1-800-543-8873, we would be happy to discuss this with you. Stacey at Scotts.

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