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Anyone ever hear of SNOWEX 6500 ??? need info

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by puredreamz, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    basically need more info dont know if its a misprint or if it is the model 6500. Cant find any info on it using internet search engines.
     
  2. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Is that the kijiji add - Barrie you are refering to? Body style looks like a 6000 or an 8000, but hard to tell from the bad picture.
     
  3. SnowEx Products

    SnowEx Products Sponsor
    Messages: 118

    We have never offered a 6500 model. Perhaps he meant SP-6000.
     
  4. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    6000?

    They do offer a model 6000. However, how much material are you looking for the unit to hold, how much deicing are you going to do? This will help you decide what size spreader you may want to consider.

    Bigger is not always better!
     
  5. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    so say its a 6000 is their any difference from various years?
     
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    no

    The 6000 is the same. However, if you want to increase in capacity some you can go to the 7550 which holds 1.4 yards and has a full length auger feed system, and an inverted V over the auger.

    I had the 6000 and it was a nice spreader. However, we now have two 7550's and love them.
     
  7. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    The problem with the 6000 is it doesn't flow very well. The salt stays toward the front of the spreader even with the vibrator on. I'm going to add a second on to mine and hope that works.
     
  8. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    That should help

    From what I have heard from other contractors that will help.

    If you are in a position to replace the 6000, take a look at the 7550. You will like it and there are no material flow issues for us with ours.
     
  9. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Wayne,
    I am not sure you are understanding the thread.

    OP found an add for a Used 6500. 6500 does not exist (typo) so if its a 6000 or an 8000 he wants to know if they have any issues/problems.

    Nothing to do with upgrading to a 7550.
     
  10. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I gotcha

    We had no issue with our 6000. Worked well with one vibrator. You can always spray the inside with a non-stick cooking spray like "Pam" and this generally keeps the load flowing very well if you have a problem with the material sticking to the sides.

    Thanks.
     
  11. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    I didn't have issues with the sale sticking to the sides. It would not flow down the floor of the unit. Also I didn't mention I use treated salt.
     
  12. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I have a 6000 (single vibrator), but really cant comment on problems.

    I knew ahead of time that they were know for flow problems and purchased it second hand with this info - but it was planned to be installed in a dump truck, so we tilt it.

    We did, put 12" sides on it to allow it to carry 2 ton.




    ps Make sure the wiring and controller work - can be costly to replace.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2011