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Buyer's Spreader - salt and sand?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by frogman, Jan 9, 2001.

  1. frogman

    frogman Member
    from MD
    Messages: 53

    Have any of you guys ever tried to use a salt/sand mix in a Buyer's-type spreader. Will it work?
    Bob
     
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    I dont think the results will be worth your efforts,the buyers packs up easy,even with salt only,ig its left in there for any lenth of time during a storm.I think in order to run sand it would have to be totally dry feed in by a helper as you drive so it doesnt bridge and load up.
     
  3. frogman

    frogman Member
    from MD
    Messages: 53

    Thanks John, I appreciate your insight. I'm sitting on a couple ton of salt, which should be enough for what I've got to do and where I'm at. I'd like to figure out some alternatives in the event that I need to stretch with the rationing potential.
    Bob
     
  4. RB

    RB Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    John was right on with his comments. I tried what you are talkign about. I needed a person in the back with a broom stick moving it around (dangerous).

    I have heard of some folks that will put a vibrator on their buyer spreader. That may be an alternative???

    Did anyoen ever put a vibrator on their meyer/buyer spreader? Did it help? Do they make a stock vibrator for that model??