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Best quality hitch mount spreader for the money spent?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by TightSqueeze, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. TightSqueeze

    TightSqueeze Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I am going to buy my first truck spreader this week, and am wondering which brand is the best quality for the money? One of my local dealers is selling a Fisher 1000 Salt Spreader with variable speed controller. Tailgate spreader with 8 cu. ft. capacity. 10" diameter poly spinner (spread 3-40 feet). Includes hitch mount and tie down straps. Price does not include installation for $1,900. The size is right for my needs. Is this a good buy or should I consider other options?
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Check the Snoway 9 cubic foot, all those features and more at a competitive price.
     
  3. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    make sure that price includes the mounting hardware too...I just purchased a snowex 1075 for the same price however the "mounting kit" was an additional $465!!!!!...same price for the swing away version however I did not wish to have holes drilled everywhere.....I just use a modified engine hoist to get on and off now...1 person easy install
     
  4. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    having researched, and now buying a saltdogg t06, for a $1000 dollars, i am going to suggest that they may be the best bang for your buck machine out there, had a problem with the spinner last year that has now been solved, and has a vibrator built into the box too.
     
  5. bltp203

    bltp203 Senior Member
    Messages: 484

    I would suggest checking used first.......I scored a Snowex 1075 that was in excellent shape for $700.00. I have been very pleased with it after 3 seasons. After this year, I will probably upgrade to a liquid unit.
     
  6. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    A customer of mine (whom I have run a truck for last year) runs several 1075s, and they have been very good to them. Only thing I hear is that they could use a baffle to slow the material down when using smaller sized material. Other than that, great units.