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Bully Dog or similar?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by nightstar, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. nightstar

    nightstar Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Salt Dog or similar?

    I have been plowing fort a few years and never had the money to get a sander. Now I can and I have been looking and reading about the poly units. I have seen the competition and like the specs on the salt-dog but don't have any owners in the area to see one. I would like to know if the spread rates for sand/salt mix is compareable to gas models or if sand through the electric models is just a bad idea. I am working for a commercial group with some large accounts and want to make the extra money they offer but I don't like equipment with hassles. Any advise?
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2004
  2. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 408

    I dont know anybody that has a poly v box , nor have I seen anyone with one in their truck. I have 2 regular v boxes 1 is a western and the other I dont know who makes it. My older one is 11 years old , gas powered , and still in good shape. Parts that have been replaced are spinner bearings every 2 or 3 years, mufflers , and some minor welding . These units make me money, I grease them before every storm , wash them after every storm and oil them down. I would go with the proven units. I load 3 tons in one unit with extra side boards. They spread sand , salt , and I did fertilizer on a golf driving range once.
     
  3. Makndust

    Makndust Senior Member
    Messages: 324

    I just bought a speedcaster II. It seems to handle wet sand fine as long as it's not frozen stiff. It has a small belt on the bottem of the hopper that feeds the spinner. It is all run by one electric motor. It seems to work great. Oh Yeah, it is only a tailgate spreader.