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ATV Salt Spreader...

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by NJ Plowman, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I want to mount a removable, small, 12volt salt spreader to the back of my Polaris quad. 50lbs capacity for use with rock salt is fine, with a simple on/off switch mounted to the handle bars. I want the max spread width to be 36 inches.

    The machine currently has a Cycle Country 48" Plow with electric lift solenoid w/handlebar control and handlebar mounted angle control. I have a Meyers 36000 salt hopper on the back. Obviously the current hopper is way to big (but it was lying around so we used it). I want to replace it with one with the above specs.

    Anybody have any pics or specs on any ATV mounted salt spreaders? Installation photo's? Mods?

    Thanx... :drinkup:
     
  2. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    We bought a little one from Cabelas, it is intended to be a grass seed spreader but works great with rock salt.

    It can mount or unmount in less then a minute and holds a 50lb bag easy.

    We use it for salting sidewalks at a large mall.

    The only pic I have of it right now is below but if you want any more pics I can always go take some more.

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  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Herd Spreaders
    www.herdseeder.com

    Most amazing (made in america) well built, beautiful pattern spreader around
    and the same price as that cycle country POS spreader.
     
  4. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I know you are asking for something smaller, but this is a pic of mine. It has a switch to start and stop the spinner PLUS it has an electric solenoid to open & close the "chute". Since it's a broadcast spreader, I added the rubber sides which also keeps all chemical off of the machine.

    You can get more info from a previous post...scroll down and you see my setup.

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=32388&page=4

    Brute Force 01A.jpg
     
  5. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Hey SK,

    Yes, I would love to see a few more pics if you could...
     
  6. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    HI there.
    I'm in Toronto(Canada)lol.
    I bought one from a place called Princess Auto in MIssissauga. It holds 80lbs of salt ,and it cost me $88.00
    I works great! dont have a pic,but if you go onto their website you can see a pic.
    tymusic
     
  7. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    A Herd seeder will fling It out too far close to 40'...unless you make up some kind of deflector
     
  8. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Wow, 40'...a 3 to 4 foot spread is fine!