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anyone use?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by frue, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. frue

    frue Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 52

    A push spreader to salt there lots. I dont mean as a back up plan, but as there main salter.
    If you do what brand do you use. I have been use a stainless spyker.
     
  2. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    about 10 years ago we had a winter with nothing but ice storms. dad got tired of holding the bags in his arms and slowly dumping them so he bought a small grass seed spreader. people laughed but it worked when we needed it and didn't break our piggy bank lolussmileyflag
     
  3. Sno Biz

    Sno Biz Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 55

    Last few years I was using an Agri Fab. cost me around $200, if can remember correctly. It would hold 3 - 50lb. bags, which is nice, and threw the salt in a nice wide pattern. replacement parts are readily available. I finally got a tailgate speader this year. what a time saver!

    but No need to go to the gym if you are push spreading prsport

    I actually removed snow from my commercial lots with my snowblower a few times last year.
    Had some drunck Biotch Hit my plow one night, blew a line and bent the A frame...that was a long week.
     
  4. Sno Biz

    Sno Biz Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 55


    LMAO... feeding the chickens, as I call it... the motor fried on my spreader this past weekend in the middle of salting, there I was, bag in hand, feeding the chickens

    my arms are still pumped wesport
     
  5. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    My 1st year that's all I had. One of our last events of the year was an ice storm, and I was out walking an acre lot in the freezing rain with a push spreader and told myself, Not next year. It can be done, but you won't do it for long.

    James
     
  6. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    My first year plowing I did it for a few storms because my tailgate spreader was on back order. It really wasn't that bad, but I wouldn't want to do it all the time!

    As far as what spreader to use I now use the Ice Buster, its been around a few years now and is working fine. I used to go through at least 2 agrifabs per year. They do NOT hold up well to continued salt use.
    JMO