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best hitch mount spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by DirtyJerzey, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    Id love to go with a vbox of course but dont have the work or money for one right now. Im looking to do a reciever hitch style but Im want something that can carry a decent amount of salt. My plow truck is my DD so I keep it nice and want to be able to take this spreader on and off when not in use with no brackets and stuff like that.. what do you guys reccomend
  2. pusher21

    pusher21 Member
    Messages: 59

    im in for more infor too i am looking at a buyers spreader and was wondering how it is or if i should step up to a better spreader TIA Jordan
  3. GTMS

    GTMS Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I hope this helps, I used to have a buyers but I had the same problems as most of my friends. The motor is on the bottom and subject to salt and splash, which means that you have to replace a motor every other year. And, I haven't had much luck with their controller. I went to a Fisher because the motor is up top and closed in, It does a great job. And, it's on and off in a minute. I do support mine with ratchet straps to the bed rail holes, just seems to take all the weight off the hitch.
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2008
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    If you don't want any frame or anything, go with the Meyer Mate. Its holds 9 cu feet of material, has a molded plastic cover, can run bulk, and dry/slightly moist sand, and any kind of ice melts. It has no frames and NO HOLES NEED TO BE DRILLED. This was a huge selling point for me. ALSO a vibrator motor comes pre installed. And the thing will not throw any material all over your truck like some of the tailgate spreaders. This is because of how the spin disk is molded into the hopper. It works great so far. I paid $1450.00 us. Thats for EVERYTHING including wireing harness and controller.

    If you want any detailed pictures of it just ask.

    Good luck!
  5. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    if you can post up a pic
  6. StoneDevil

    StoneDevil Senior Member
    Messages: 516

  7. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    I have ran the new buyers one with the 600 lbs capacity and the motor is in the hopper covered up. one of them is 6 years old and runs great...
  8. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Go with a Western 1000, Fisher 1000 Or the new Blizzard Hitch mount spreader(They are all the same spreaders)...I can put 640lbs of rock salt in mine and i have never had a problem with the motor!!...and they run about $1350 price tag.
  9. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 424

    Merrimac if u can send a pic my way..also where did u get it? i know there is a place where the dodge dealer was in amesburry/salisburry..oh and before i forget..camaro up for sale???...LOL
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I bought a used Western 1000 for $600 and it works perfectly. Be careful with the Buyers if you plan to run sand. The factory does NOT recommend sand through the Buyers.
  11. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    Yeah. no sand through a buyers, but we only salt here in northern ohio....
  12. pusher21

    pusher21 Member
    Messages: 59

    what about the boss spreader has anyone had any experiance with it?
  13. lawnscape48

    lawnscape48 Member
    from michgan
    Messages: 44

    We Bought A Boss And The Motor Went Bad After 3 Uses And A Friend Got One Too At The Same Time And He Used His Once Then Had To Replace The Motor But Other Than That Ours Is Great I Love It!
  14. yamaguy

    yamaguy Senior Member
    Messages: 556

    Do you mean the lift motor, or the spinner motor on the boss?
  15. lawnscape48

    lawnscape48 Member
    from michgan
    Messages: 44

    The spinner motor
  16. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    a snowex 1875 is a swing away but I highly recomend it. It was my first salter/sander and it will throw anything. It was very easy to take it on and off. and the brackets are hardly noticable. I just know with alot of hitch mounts the piont of exit for material is usually smaller and gets clogged easier, and there is nothing worse than sticking your hand in there to un clog it at 2:00am in 20 degrees. i am just giving you my experience with them. I would hate to see ya waste your money.

    And about those three propertys, AM to PM Hazlet, Rite Aid 36 & wilson Middletown, and rite aid sayerville, Ill give you a call monday or tuesday and we can go over them. .