Draper 61205 Long-Handled Bulb Planter
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- Foot treads to help planting
- Carbon steel
- Easy to use
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Long handled planter manufactured from chrome-plated carbon steel. Bulb planter has foot treads to assist planting in heavy soil conditions. Bulb planter diameter 60 mm.
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We haven't found a similar tool in any local garden centres.
But a good well-made sturdy tool none-the-less.
Wrong. The grass in this field was well-rooted, and the planter had to cut through the roots, which was too much for it. So it died after a few hours, the handle breaking away from the body.
If you are planting in well-dug flowerbeds, then I guess it might be okay. But in that case, why would you need a specialised bulb-planter when a trowel would do the job just as well?
The system demands that i add a star to submit this entry however, it does not warrant even one star.
The planter was fine until I had to put on greater pressure because of harder ground. I was disgusted to find that the tubular handle bent, in the area of the top fixing screw, where it joins the blade. Attempts to straighten it and tighten the screw only resulted in the tube becoming flatter and weaker. The screws appear to come undone very easily and a locking washer could have been added to make them more secure.
I have since seen a similar planter made by another company, also with a tubular handle but in that case an extra section of half tube had been 'wrapped round' the screw area to strengthen this weak point. Had this been added to the Draper model I think it would have been much more stable.
My opinion is that if heavier gauge tube had been used in the manufacture, the problem would not have happened.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The tool worked ok for a few bulbs but the main stem bent and I had to carry out repairs.Published on 27 Jan. 2013 by Ann McGilchrist
Having read the reviews we were not expecting a very robust tool but the planter looked capable of doing the job, especially as we were not using it on a compacted lawn. Read morePublished on 21 Oct. 2011 by SH in Sunny Sussex
I have had some poor quality tools / etc before but... this is a new low!
It bent on my 4th bulb, broke on the 5th after I toiled to fix!
do not buy this tool. Read more
These bulb planters are not up to the job for any but the lightest of tasks.
Trying to tackle heavy soils reveals poor design & contruction - it's as if the designer has never... Read more
This planter is a good idea as it saves bending over, and a size 10 foot makes it easy to exert a lot of downward pressure. Read morePublished on 19 Dec. 2010 by Amazon Customer
Having used this tool properly on grass I found it unable to penetrate should any stones or roots be present, to the extent heavy pressure on the foot plate bent it. Read morePublished on 14 Nov. 2010 by Mr. John Broom
I should have read the previous reviews before I bought this. As with all the others it broke at the weak point (where the handle is bolted to the planter) after about 10 bulbs... Read morePublished on 30 Oct. 2010 by Amazon Customer