THSSALTmanual
THE HANDY SALT SPREADER
THSSALT
ASSEMBLY AND OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
REV15-12-2010
Table of Contents
Warning Symbols .................................................................................................... 3
Controls and Features ............................................................................................ 4
Component & Hardware ..................................................................................... 5, 6
Assembly Instructions ..................................................................................... 7, 8, 9
Operation Instructions .................................................................................... 10, 11
Spreading Instructions .................................................................................... 12, 13
Maintenance and Storage..................................................................................... 14
Specifications ........................................................................................................ 14
Parts Drawing & Parts List .............................................................................. 15, 16
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Warning Symbols
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert
you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all
safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid
possible injury.
DANGER
DANGER
indicates
an
imminently
hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in
serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING
indicates
a
potentially
hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, could result in
serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION
indicates
a
potentially
hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor
or moderate injury.
CAUTION used without the safety alert symbol
CAUTION
indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, may result in property damage.
ABOUT YOUR SALT SPREADER
This salt spreader is designed to spread a wide range of materials (Rock Salt, Ice Melt, Sand, Seed Mulch
and large-size granular material). Materials such as Powders, Manure, Top Soil, and Gravel have the
wrong physical characteristics and should not be used with this spreader. Never exceed the rated load
capacity of 125lbs when operating the spreader.
Your spreader needs to be pushed at three miles per hour, which is a brisk walking speed. Slower or faster
speeds will change the spread patterns. Wet spreading material will also change the spread pattern and
flow rate. Clean your spreader thoroughly after each use. Wash between the shut off plate and the bottom
of the hopper.
Technical specifications on the push spreader are provided in the “Specifications” section of this manual.
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Controls and Features
Read this owner’s manual before operating the equipment. Familiarise yourself with the location and
function of the controls and features. Save this manual for future reference.
1
6
2
3
5
4
5
1) T-Handle – Pushes and moves the spreader easily.
2) Hopper – Do not exceed rated load capacity of 125lb.
3) 3-Flap Deflector Shields – Controls spreading pattern around sidewalks and near sensitive foliage.
4) Impeller - Evenly distributes material.
5) Tyres / Wheels – Do not exceed the recommended rating of 30PSI.
6) Flow Control – Controls the flow of the material being spread.
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CAUTION
Read and follow all instructions for assembly and operation. Failure to properly assemble this
equipment could result in serious injury to the user or bystanders, or cause equipment damage.
SALT SPREADER COMPONENT PARTS AND ASSEMBLY
Take all parts out of the packaging and inspect components to ensure there are no missing pieces
before starting to assemble the push spreader follow steps 1 through 3.
TOOLS REQUIRED
Pliers (2 Each)
10mm Wrenches (2 Each)
13mm Wrench
Parts
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Parts
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Assembly Instructions
STEP 1: Attaching the Wheels
1. Slide the wheel bushing (#19) onto the left side of the axle.
2. When assembling the wheels make sure the air valves are facing outwards.
3. Push one wheel (#15) onto the axle. Align the holes in the axle and the wheel and insert the M6x60
bolt (#24) and secure with an M6 lock nut (#9).
4. Slide the other wheel bushing (#19) onto the right side of the axle.
5. Push the wheel (#15) onto the axle. Slip the Ø16 flat washer (#17) and insert the Ø5x35 cotter pin
(#16) into the hole and bend it to secure the assembly.
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Step 2: Attach Handle to the Supporting Leg
1. Insert handle assembly into the supporting leg (#39). In the centre holes put two M6x35 bolts (#40),
Ø6 spring washer (#55) and secure with an M6 lock nut (#9).
2. On the outer holes of the handle assembly and supporting leg (#39) insert four M6x20 bolts (#47),
Ø6 spring washers (#55) and secure with M6 lock nuts (#9).
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STEP 3: Connecting the Solid Linkage
1. Push the flow control handle to the “30” position. Insert the “A” end of the connecting rod (#34)
through the Ø8 flat washer (#12) and into the hole on the gauge level plate (#46). Secure with an
M8 lock nut (#11).
2. Insert the “B” end of the connecting rod (#34) through the Ø8 flat washer (#12) and into the hole on
the fixed plate (#13). Secure with an M8 lock nut (#11).
3. Push the control handle to the “0” position. The hole in the bottom of the spreader should be
completely closed. If the flow control handle position and the hole in the bottom of the hopper does
not match exactly, loosen the two bottom M6 lock nuts (#9) and move the gauge level plate until
the handle position and the hole in the bottom of the hopper match. Re-tighten the two M6 lock
nuts (#9).
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Operation Instructions
WARNING
Before using the push spreader, review the instructions and safety information below. Failure to
follow these instructions may result in property damage or injury to the operator or bystanders.
USING YOUR SPREADER
1. Inspect your spreader before each use. Make sure the wheels turn easily, and the gearbox moves
when the spreader is pushed. The hopper should be clean and free from cracks.
2. This spreader is designed to spread a range of materials (Rock Salt, Ice Melt, Sand, Fertilizer and
Grass Seed). Materials such as Powder, Manure, Top Soil and Gravel have the wrong physical
characteristics and should not be used with your spreader.
3. Determine the approximate size of the area to be covered and estimate the amount of material
required. Please refer to the fertilizer manufacturer’s recommendation. Break up any lumpy
fertilizer as you fill the hopper.
4. Before filling the hopper, make sure that the flow control lever is in the “0” position and the flow
control plate is closed.
5. Set the adjustable stop with the flow control lever always in the “0” position. Every time you are
ready to stop or turn back, close the flow control plate to stop dispersing the material and continue
one more stride. This reduces waste and avoids damaging the lawn by oversaturating it with
excessive product coverage.
6. Follow fertilizer manufacturer’s recommended coverage rate for each product.
7. To maintain the same coverage when walking at a different speed, adjust the flow rate. Reduce the
flow setting for slower speeds and increase the flow setting for higher speeds.
8. Keep the impeller plate horizontal when operating the spreader. Tilting the spreader will result in
uneven coverage.
9. Always start walking prior to opening the closure plate.
10. Always close the flow control plate before turning or stopping the spreader.
11. If spreading material is accidentally deposited too heavily in a small area, soak the area thoroughly
with a garden hose or sprinkler to prevent burning of the lawn.
12. To ensure consistent coverage, make sure each broadcast pattern slightly overlaps the previous
broadcast pattern.
13. When broadcasting spreading material, make sure the broadcast pattern does not hit evergreen
trees, flowers or shrubs.
14. Do not over apply spreading material. Follow the recommended coverage rate for each product.
Over application will lead to lawn damage and contamination.
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Operation Instructions
CAUTION
The spreader settings are guidelines only. The spreader should be calibrated prior to application to
ensure accuracy.
The spreader settings are based on a walking speed of 3 MPH. Walking faster or slower will alter the
spread application rate. Exact rates depend upon the spreader itself and the accuracy of the person
operating it.
ADJUSTING THE FLOW
1. For proper material flow settings refer to the spreading instructions section.
2. Move the bolt on the flow control assembly to the proper setting and tighten.
3. Push the spreader forward at brisk walking speed to ensure a consistent coverage of material.
4. Move the flow control lever to the closed position before stopping.
CONSISTENT COVERAGE
To ensure consistent coverage, make sure each broadcast pattern slightly overlaps the previous
broadcast pattern as shown in the figures below. Your spreader comes with adjustable deflector shields
(shield down) to control the flow of Rock Salt or Ice Melt. The approximate broadcast widths for different
materials are shown in the application chart.
WARNING
Do not over apply spreading material. Follow the recommended coverage rate for each product.
Over application will lead to damage and contamination. If spreading material accidentally hits or
deposits too heavily, soak the area thoroughly with a garden hose or sprinkler to prevent burning.
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Spreading Instructions
CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL NEEDED
To calculate the amount of fertilizer you will need to cover your lawn, divide the coverage amount listed on
the label by the weight of the fertilizer bag. For example a 10lbs. bag of fertilizer with coverage of 10,000
square feet will distribute 1lbs. of fertilizer every 1,000 square feet at full rate or 1/2lbs. of fertilizer every
1,000 square feet at half rate. For pre-calculated rates see Chart A (Example: 25lbs. bag with 15,000 sq.
ft. coverage = 1.7lbs./1,000 sq. ft.). Use Chart B to find the closest spreader setting (Example:
1.7lbs./1000 sq. ft. = Spreader Setting of 12).
Chart A - Square Foot Coverage per Bag*
lbs/1,000 SQ FT
Weight of Bag (lbs.)
5,000 SQ FT COVERAGE
10,000 SQ FT COVERAGE
15,000 SQ FT COVERAGE
5
1.0 LB.
0.5 LB.
0.3 LB.
10
2.0 LB.
1.0 LB.
0.7 LB.
15
3.0 LB.
1.5 LB.
1.0 LB.
20
4.0 LB.
2.0 LB.
1.3 LB.
25
5.0 LB.
2.5 LB.
1.7 LB.
30
6.0 LB.
3.0 LB.
2.0 LB.
35
7.0 LB.
3.5 LB.
2.3 LB.
40
8.0 LB.
4.0 LB.
2.7 LB.
45
9.0 LB.
4.5 LB.
3.0 LB.
50
10.0 LB.
5.0 LB.
3.3 LB.
*These are only estimates actual amounts may vary.
Chart B - Spreader Settings/Spread Widths
MULTIUSAGES
ROCK SALT
ICEMELT
FERTILIZER
GRASS
SEEDS
•
•
•
LBS/1,000
SQ FT
SPREADER
SETTING
SMALL
PARTICLE
SPREAD
MEDIUM
PARTICLE
SPREAD
LARGE
PARTICLE
SPREAD
1
10
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
2
12
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
3
14
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
4
15
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
5
17
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
6
18
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
7
20
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
8
23
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
9
25
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
9-12 FT.
10
30
5-6 FT.
6-9 FT.
*These are only estimates actual spreader settings and spread widths may vary depending on material.
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9-12 FT.
Spreading Instructions
ADDITIONAL SPREADER SETTING INSTRUCTIONS
For materials that DO NOT use a typical 5,000 Sq. Ft, 10,000 Sq. Ft. & 15,000 Sq. Ft. coverage value.
To obtain the proper spreader settings follow the steps below:
1) Find the total weight in lbs. of the product from the product label on the bag of material.
2) Find the coverage amount in square feet that the product is rated for from the product label on the
bag of material.
3) Divide the bag weight rated in lbs. by the square feet coverage rated on the bag.
4) Take this result and multiply it by 1000.
5) This final number is the lbs. of material to be spread per 1000 square feet.
6) Use the spreader setting number in Chart B for the proper setting.
As an example:
1) The fertilizer bag weighs 10 lbs.
2) The coverage value is rated at 2000 square feet.
3) 10 lbs. / 2000 square ft. = 0.005
4) 0.005 × 1000 = 5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.
5) Using this number in Chart B, you would obtain a spreader setting of 17.
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Maintenance and Storage
WARNING
Improper maintenance and storage of the push spreader may void your warranty.
MAINTENANCE
After each use clean all of the material out of the hopper.
Rinse/dry inside and outside of the spreader after each use.
Before operating make sure the tyres have the RECOMMENDED TYRE PRESSURE of 8-12 PSI,
so as not to mark the lawn.
Periodically check all of the fasteners for tightness.
Annually clean and lightly lubricate parts.
Never exceed the load capacity rating of 125lbs, as this will damage the spreader.
IMPORTANT:
If a part needs replacement, only use parts that meet the manufacturer’s specifications. Replacement
parts that do not meet the specifications may result in a safety hazard or poor performance. We
recommend that you use spare parts from the manufacturer.
STORAGE
Never allow material to remain in the hopper for extended periods of time.
For years of trouble free service, make sure the spreader is clean and dry before storing.
Store indoors or in a protected area during severe weather and winter months.
Specifications
Load Capacity ......................................................................................................................125lb
Spreader Type.............................................................................................................. Broadcast
Hopper Material .....................................................................................................Polypropylene
Hopper Dimensions ..................................................................................... 29.5” x 16.5” x 13.4”
Overall Dimensions ......................................................................................... 43.3” x 31.5” x 38”
Wheel Size.............................................................................................................................. 14’’
Tyre Pressure (PSI) .............................................................................................................. 8-12
Unit Weight ........................................................................................................................18.5kg
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Parts Drawing
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Parts List
Ref#
Description
Qty
Ref#
Description
Qty
1
Hopper Assembly
1
33
Swivel Axle Base
1
2
Ø6 Big Flat Washer
16
34
Connecting Rod
1
3
M6x40 Hex Bolt
17
35
M8x75 Hex Bolt
1
4
M6x16 Hex Bolt
1
36
Wheel Bushing
1
5
Swivel Axle Bushing
2
37
Fixed Crossover Tube
1
6
Fixed Adjustable Plate
1
38
End Cap
3
7
Active Adjustable Plate
1
39
Support Leg
1
8
Base for Spring
1
40
M6x35 Hex Bolt
2
9
M6 Lock Nut
29
41
Handle Connecting Tube
1
10
Spring
1
42
Sponge Handle
2
11
M8 Lock Nut
3
43
Ø5x8 Rivet
2
12
Ø8 Flat Washer
2
44
Rain Cover
1
13
Fixed Plate for Connecting Rod
1
45
Swivel Axle Base
1
14
Impeller
1
46
Gauge Level Plate
1
15
Pneumatic Wheel
2
47
M6x20 Hex Bolt
6
16
Ø5x35 Cotter Pin
1
48
M6x25 Round Head Bolt
1
17
Ø16 Flat Washer
3
49
Ø8 Gear Lock Washer
1
18
Stainless Steel Wing Nut
6
50
Connecting Rod Plate
1
19
Wheel Bushing
2
51
Spacer
1
20
Inner Axle Bushing
2
52
Wing Nut
1
21
Outer Axle Bushing
2
53
Adjustable Handle
1
22
Support Frame Assembly
1
54
Handle Grip
1
23
Hopper Assembling Tube
1
55
Ø6 Spring Washer
7
24
M6x60 Bolt
1
56
Nylon Washer
1
25
Swivel Axle
1
57
Rear Back Plate
1
26
Small Gear
1
58
Hanging Plate
4
27
Ø3x16 Spring Pin
1
59
Side Back Plate
2
28
M4x20 Screw
1
60
M6x20 Round Head Bolt
10
29
Ø3 R-Pin
1
61
Front Back Plate
1
30
Axle
1
62
Hanging Rod
1
31
Ø4x30 Spring Pin
2
63
Hopper Screen
1
32
Gear
1
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To order spare parts and see the complete range of garden
machinery and garden equipment from Handy, visit:
www.thehandy.co.uk
Spares & Support: 01793 333212
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