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buyers spreaders

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by wideout, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Looking at buying a salt dogg spreader just want some feedback from the guys that are using them? any problems good? bad? Thanks for any input
     
  2. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Which units are you looking at???? We've had no real issues with any of the ones we sold. Usually people just get bad salt around here.
     
  3. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Looking at the poly hopper not sure the number on out now but its the.75 yard one
     
  4. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I have a tailgate TGS07 and love it you can run just about any thing through it .
     
  5. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I'm hoping to get my new one this Saturday as long as the guy comes and gets my western ice breaker this week. No one around here runs buyers spreaders so I'm nervous not strong them our knowing much about then but they look like nice units. The one I'm looking at is the shpe0750 polity hopper unit
     
  6. bigearl

    bigearl Senior Member
    Messages: 393

    I ran probably 20 tons of salt through mine . Only had a couple of problems and they were operator error.
     
  7. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    The SHPEs are nice units, sold many of them and people really like them. There isn't much to them, as long as you're using dry salt you'll be fine.
     
  8. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    What about sand?
     
  9. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    I don't think anyone we've sold them has used them for sand. They are rated for salt and sand though. Here is a spec sheet for them Specs

    You can always call Buyers direct and talk to their tech dept. I'm sure they will be helpful.
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    The SHPE units are much better with salt then sand. They are OK with a 50/50 sand mix but they are slow with straight sand. NEVER remove the to screen when loading.
     
  11. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I dont run sand very often just once in awhile its clean sand from ideal since thats the only place to get it. I called buyers today and talked to some guy that hardly spoke english and he said that if i run strait sand then i need to put baffels in it atleast i think thats what he said(lol). Just want to make sure if i buy this thing it will handle everything i need it to.

    Im compairing it to a western tornado which does sand fine and its the same style except for it has a conveyer and the saltdogg has a auger type feeder. if anyone that has good advice could help and would rather talk please chime in or you can call 641 919 4471 thank you to everyone so far
     
  12. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Personally I would favor the Western. Sold a Buyers poly hopper and customer was disappointed by the lack of spread pattern. Did like the fork pockets in it though. The truck I use runs the Blizzard version of the Tornado. The hopper portion runs very well and the apron chain design is much preferred over the auger system, especially if you are running sand/salt mix. The spinner/chute ass'y is ok. The spread pattern is decent and the spinner size is much larger than the Buyers. The doors on the top of the Western are great for keeping the salt out of the truck bed if you are putting it in a pickup. We usually run the salt out of the spreader at the end of the day so we don't run a vibrator ... but I would consider it if you let the salt sit a while. The best spreaders we run are the Hiniker gas spreaders. Very fast and huge spread pattern. I would expect a Western gas spreader to be similar.
     
  13. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    i have a questions for anyone who knows. in the main wiring harness that goes from the controller to the sander there is a brown wire that comes out where they split and the instructions say nothing about it what is it for
     
  14. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Chitahoe? basher? any ideas?
     
  15. Plowfixguys

    Plowfixguys Senior Member
    Messages: 222

    Its an auxiliary wire you can use for a light or just about anything you want as long as it doesn't exceed the load of a #16 ga wire.
     
  16. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Thank you very much i wondered if thats what it was but its not even shown in the wiring diagram. I bought a nice led light to mount ont it so that will great
     
  17. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Exactly. That LED light you got will work great with that wire.
     
  18. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Hey ChiTahoe have you ever had a spreader not come with a controller?
     
  19. ChiTahoe

    ChiTahoe Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Not a unit that is suppose to have one. Only the TGSUV has no controller just a on off lighter plug. Are you missing one?
     
  20. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Yeah it didn't have one in the box so I'm going to call cpw tomorrow to see if they will overnight one