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Right side drive wheel wont turn when spreader is loaded

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Seed or fertilizer drops down and just sits there, won't turn anymore


Turn the spreader over and inspect the drive gear, by turning the wheels. If the gearbox is enclosed, you will need to open the cover. If the gears do not mesh, then see if you can tighten up any retaining rings or seals. If the gears are stripped, then you probably need to replace the spreader.

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My scotts rotory spreader will not spin


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 am sorry to hear about the problem with your spreader. Sometimes we have replacement parts for our spreaders. Please give Scotts a call at 877-465-5160 at your earliest convenience to check part availability. Hilary @Scotts

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It's correct as it is. Only one wheel is used to drive the auger. The other wheel is free to rotate without turning the auger. If both wheels were connected to the auger, the spreader would be much harder to turn at the end of the row. You will notice when you make a sharp turn in one direction the auger can remain still and the outer wheel turns easily. If you make a sharp turn in the other direction, then it is harder to turn because the auger is turning. You can make this work to your advantage if you have a large yard. The reason there are unused holes in the free wheel is because it is easier in manufacturing that both wheels are the same and only the assembly is different. Good luck, I hope you found this helpful. Al K

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There is a roar at the front driver side wheel we have had tires checked and that was not the problem . when you turn wheel to right the noise stops , if you go stright or turn left the noise remains.it...


You need to replace the wheel bearing. I would bet it is the right side. When you turn to the right the load of the vehicle is transferred to the left. Less load on the right side and the noise goes away. It is a classic sign of a bad wheel bearing.

I can give you further instructions on how to make the repair. Just need to no if its 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive.

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Its probably bent or broken one of the tie ends on the steering. Ring your nearest suppier they will pick it up and repair it.

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I have a Scott Rotary Fertilizer Spreader. When I load up the bucket and move the spreader, the fertilizer on the rotor does not spread because rotor does not move


If the wheels turn( that is you can push the spreader easily) but the vertical shaft that spins the broadcasting plate doesn't, seems like the gears connecting the axle to that vertical shaft are worn; but if the wheels just slide along the gropund without turning then it would seem something right under the bin is keeping the verical shaft from turning. But I'm NOT an expert; I'm looking for an answer myself,

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