Cresco CR5 Shoulder Fertiliser Spreader

Key Features
The most versatile spreader available today
Spreading simplified - fill it, sling it and go!
Suitable for lawns from 20 to 2000m2


The 'ONLY' lawn fertiliser spreader you'll ever need

  • Modern version of the grass seed fiddle spreader
  • 12 litre bag capacity - 10 kilos fertiliser or 5 kilos grass seed
  • Shaker agitator to maintain steady product flow
  • Spring loaded rapid shut off
  • Reliable, light and simple to use
  • Perfect for fertiliser, grass seed and as a salt spreader
  • Will fertilise up to 400 square metres on one fill up
  • Easy to navigate trees, shrubberies etc
  • Great in tight corners and unusual shapes
  • No pushing up slopes or risk of tipping
  • Bumpy lawns are no problem
  • No 'stripes' or problems with straight lines
  • Very useful 2 to 6 metre wide spread
  • Quicker than using a 'push' rotary spreader
  • Stores on a shelf or hangs on a hook
  • 3 year manufacturers limited warranty


Some videos show a red shoulder spreader. This has been replaced by the improved green spreader. The principals of operation are the same and they do the same job but this latest model has an improved warranty to 3 years and sturdier construction.


Fertiliser, being a salt, is highly corrosive so all spreaders should be thoroughly hosed out after use, air dried completely and all exposedmeal parts sprayed and/or wiped with a light oil such as WD40 or a  silicone spray. Corrosion is not covered by the warranty. Cleaning and maintenance videos here

Buying Guides


Lawn Shape
Any shape, Straight sides - flat and smooth, Contoured or undulating, Complex, obstacles or bumpy,
Lawn Size
less than 50m², 50 to 200m², 200 to 500m², 500m² to 2000m², Over half an acre,
Use to Spread
Fertiliser without weed killer, Grass seed, Cover crops, De-icing salt - must be dry,
Product Type

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Customer reviews

4.5 / 5
13 reviews for Cresco CR5 Shoulder Fertiliser Spreader
eKomi customer reviews
James Heming
Easy to use. Much more even spread than a wheeled one.
Rated 5 out of 5
Gary Tinkler
Good spreader
Rated 5 out of 5
John Hart
Happy with this purchase.

Rookie error made during first use and application. I set the correct aperture opening as per the recommended number but I did not realise that the hand trigger had two settings - the pre-set one and fully open. I wrongly assumed the trigger was set but when I applied full pressure, the aperture fully opened. Best look at the handle mechanism and practice to get to the pre-set aperture opening.
Rated 5 out of 5
John Fogarty
Great spreader, made a lovely job of the grass seed and pre fertilizer, easy to use, nice action, good coverage, easy to get to grips with. Quality product.
Rated 5 out of 5
Ian McDowell
A replacement for an earlier model where the gearbox locked solid. I am still getting used to the settings, but am happy. It may very well be a happy conjunction of the weather + Lawnsmith advice + some lucky actions but this is the best my lawn has looked in 10 years. And that after the utter devastation wrought by last years summer heat.
Rated 4 out of 5