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snocrete
05-29-2011, 01:31 PM
Looking at possibly adding another spreader for next season, and wanted to know what the differences are between the sp8500 & 8550 models? Also how much of a price difference is there? Looking at the specs on snowex site they appeared to be the same:confused: Thanks.

2COR517
05-29-2011, 03:41 PM
Just doing the math, I would say the difference is 50 :salute:

Triple L
05-29-2011, 06:30 PM
This is just off a faint recall... The 50 models dont have the screen and tarp kit... The price isnt all that different but they're the same unit just less a few small features...

snocrete
05-29-2011, 07:44 PM
Just doing the math, I would say the difference is 50 :salute:

Thanks!:jester::rolleyes:

This is just off a faint recall... The 50 models dont have the screen and tarp kit... The price isnt all that different but they're the same unit just less a few small features...

This is what I'm curious about? When you go to the snowex site, the spec listing shows the same elec motors, dimension, etc.......So what exactly makes the 50 a "High Output"? I dont see how it can be any more "high output" than the 8500 model when they both have the same motors, spinners, & auger assemblies?

Jim@esitrucks
05-31-2011, 08:16 AM
The 8550 and 8500 both have inverted v and top screen, like was said the specs look the same. Only thing I see different is the spreading material for the 8550 says 100% coarse sand,8500 says salt, 50/50 mix ect

SnowEx Products
05-31-2011, 08:37 AM
Looking at possibly adding another spreader for next season, and wanted to know what the differences are between the sp8500 & 8550 models? Also how much of a price difference is there? Looking at the specs on snowex site they appeared to be the same:confused: Thanks.

The V-Maxx 8550 is designed for spreading only sand, and it comes with a new High Output transmission, which has a 40:1 gear ratio. This allows the 8550 to spread 295 to 680 pounds of material per minute (which is approximately three times higher output than the 8500). That is the main difference between the 8500 and 8550. Thanks for your question!

snocrete
05-31-2011, 04:36 PM
The V-Maxx 8550 is designed for spreading only sand, and it comes with a new High Output transmission, which has a 40:1 gear ratio. This allows the 8550 to spread 295 to 680 pounds of material per minute (which is approximately three times higher output than the 8500). That is the main difference between the 8500 and 8550. Thanks for your question!

Thank you.

But with the 8550 having a "faster" feed rate/higher gearing, do you loose some of your torque at the auger? Essentially its the same motors, just different gearing? Correct?

2COR517
05-31-2011, 06:33 PM
I was going to ask that......

snocrete
05-31-2011, 09:00 PM
I was going to ask that......

I'm pretty sure I know the answer....and if it's so, I would prefer the 8500 model.

2COR517
06-01-2011, 04:53 AM
Ayuh........

basher
06-01-2011, 07:30 AM
This allows the 8550 to spread 295 to 680 pounds of material per minute (which is approximately three times higher output than the 8500). That is the main difference between the 8500 and 8550. Thanks for your question!

What does that equate to in Cubic Feet?

Matson Snow
06-01-2011, 04:05 PM
What does that equate to in Cubic Feet?



Thats a Good Question....We better call Leon.....:eek:

Matson Snow
06-01-2011, 04:07 PM
Nevermind....I thought we were talking about a Jet Powerd Snow-ex Spreader....:salute:

snocrete
06-01-2011, 08:17 PM
Nevermind....I thought we were talking about a Jet Powerd Snow-ex Spreader....:salute:

You'd be better off strapping 4 or 5 torpedo heaters to the back of the truck and dragging them around the lot................................................................................................. .................................................................................................... ..................................................................................edit: with a kubota tractor

SnowEx Products
06-02-2011, 08:38 AM
Thank you.

But with the 8550 having a "faster" feed rate/higher gearing, do you loose some of your torque at the auger? Essentially its the same motors, just different gearing? Correct?

The V-Maxx 8550 has plenty of torque for the High Output transmission. In fact, it has the same motor/transmission setup as our larger V-Maxx 9500, which has worked well for many years.

SnowEx Products
06-02-2011, 08:40 AM
What does that equate to in Cubic Feet?

The V-Maxx 8550 spreads 3.6 to 8.3 cubic feet per minute.

snocrete
07-30-2011, 10:14 AM
Well, I ended up finding a nice used (2yr old) 8500, and figured I would post a pic for your enjoyment. Also I'd like to thank everyone for their input...especially 2cor & Matson.

Matson Snow
07-30-2011, 01:01 PM
Well, I ended up finding a nice used (2yr old) 8500, and figured I would post a pic for your enjoyment. Also I'd like to thank everyone for their input...especially 2cor & Matson.






Your Welcome.....Im Glad i could help...:laughing::laughing:....Nice looking spreader you Purchased.....Thumbs Up

snocrete
07-30-2011, 01:56 PM
Your Welcome.....Im Glad i could help...:laughing::laughing:....Nice looking spreader you Purchased.....Thumbs Up

Thanks, but I'm still thinking something like this for backup.

2COR517
07-30-2011, 04:40 PM
Well, I ended up finding a nice used (2yr old) 8500, and figured I would post a pic for your enjoyment. Also I'd like to thank everyone for their input...especially 2cor & Matson.

That's what I'm here for....

Thomas.Creation
07-31-2011, 11:16 PM
Nice spreader Mike!

snocrete
08-01-2011, 08:22 PM
Nice spreader Mike!

Thanks Tom! It was kinda funny the day Nick, 1 of the others guys, & I were working at the shop setting up a truck for a salt spreader(among other things).......... and its 90+ degrees out:rolleyes:.


BTW, there isnt any less dogs in your neighborhood is there? :guns::jester:

Thomas.Creation
08-09-2011, 11:26 PM
Ha no more dogs. It’s funny how that goes... never see loose dogs on my block, the day I have a new drive put in every dog in the neighborhood is out loose.