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Hi Dennis. I don't think there are any after market parts for Scotts spreaders. I do recall a wire and a spring on one type of Scotts spreader. There was an eyelet hole just off center that the wire and spring attached to. You could probably rig something up pretty easy. Would be a matter of locating a spring and wire.
Before you get to deep into this... flip it over and look for dried / caked fertilizer on next to thehinge area. I have seen this stop spreader application doors from closing often.
Your SpeedyGreen 2000 Rotary Spreader spreader was calibrated at the factory. However, a spreader's calibration may change or slip during periods of frequent or heavy use.
You may check the calibration by using the following directions. First, adjust your micrometer setting to 2. Squeeze the trigger against the handle. The calibration line is a small, raised line embossed on the top of the spreader's shut-off plate. With the micrometer set at 2 and the trigger squeezed against the handle, the calibration line should be aligned with the back edge of the hopper opening.
To adjust the alignment, use a small wrench to turn the black calibration screw at the lower end of the control wire leading from the micrometer rate setting barrel. Adjust the screw until the calibration line and back edge of the hopper meet. If you have any difficulty checking the calibration, contact us and we will be happy to help walk you through the adjustment.
When you are not pulling on the trigger handle, the cable should be loose. When you pull on the handle, the cable becomes taut and the shutoff plate slides open.
If you have any additional questions feel free to contact Scotts directly @ 1-800-543-8873
4) The front edge of the shutoff bar should be aligned with the calibration line engraved on the bottom of the hopper.
5) To adjust alignment, use a small wrench to turn the black calibration screw at the lower end of the control wire leading from the micrometer insert.
Note: If the hopper is missing a calibration line - with the setting at 6 they should be able to pass a 9/64" drill bit through the opening just to the right of center. (First opening to the right of the spring.)
The spreader comes already calibrated. The opening of the gate is determined by the setting that you input from the handle. This will correspond to the recommended settings provided on the fertilizer bag.
Best regards, --W/D--
I have a Republic EZ drop fertilizer spreader. The gray plastic device (2 pieces, one screwed inside the other) up by the push handle that rotates to widen or narrow the slot at the bottom of the fertilizer storage bin when the handle is squeezed is broken. The cable connecting the device to the movable part of the slot is OK. The gray plastic has numbers on it that show through a small square opening in the gray plastic closest to the push handle. Where can I get a replacement part?