Chapin 8706A 1.6-Liter/.3-Gallon Poly Hand Crank Spreader


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  • 1.6-Liter / .3-Gallon capacity scoop spreader
  • Compatible with fertilizer, seeds and salt / ice-melt
  • Easy-crank design with enclosed gears to protect from debris
  • Lightweight and easy to maintain
  • Great for small areas


  • Seed (grass & plant)
  • Seed
  • Fertilizers
  • Weed & Feed

Product Summary

The Chapin Hand Crank Spreader is durable and adjustable for seed, fertilizer and salt/ice melt applications. The easy-crank, scoop design is lightweight, easy to use and maintain. Ideal for small areas where a larger spreader can't go. Durable poly hopper, trigger gate control, thumb gate adjustment and enclosed gears make this a great spreader to keep on-hand for all-season use.

Technical Specs

Model Number 8706
Shipping Weight In Pounds 1.5
Package Dim. In. (LxWxH) 12.2 x 7.2 x 7.2
Item Dim. In. (LxWxH) 12 x 6.25 x 7
Item Weight In Pounds 1
Hopper Capacity
Gate Control
Gate Opening
Gear Construction
Agitator Type
Hopper Construction
poly scoop
thumb control
designed for even spread pattern
1-year limited

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Rick T.
United States United States
Seed spreader it isn't

I purchased this Chapin Multi-Purpose Broadcast Spreader, model 8706A to spread Bermuda seed in my backyard. Once I had the area all prepped, I filled the hopper, set the spreader opening as listed on the directions "Fine Grain Material" to the lowest setting (# 1) and began to spread. Overall the unit is fairly comfortable but that is about the only thing I can say good about this model. If you don't know... Bermuda seed is very small. As I walked and cranked the spreader, the handle kept jamming up. I was afraid to put too much pressure on the handle as it is cheaply made with plastic materials. I had to stop, maneuver the handle to begin spreading again and then globs of seed came out because of the overflow. Yes, I left off the trigger which opens the hopper once the handle jammed. By that time it was too late each time. Large amounts of seed had collected in the spreader gearing and caused it to clog up. This happened 14 times as I was trying to cover the 2300 square feet of turf area. If you are looking to spread seed over a small area, this isn't the spreader you want to purchase. Of course if you use a larger seed hull like a Fescue, you might do alright, otherwise you're wasting your time, money on the seed and money on the spreader.