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Check out these $1200 walk behind spreaders

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Camden, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
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  2. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,537

    $1200:dizzy:

    and you can go 3 miles with salt??????
     
  3. lodogg89

    lodogg89 Senior Member
    Messages: 412

    they're canadian, what do they know
     
  4. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    I think they are the same as Epoke and I paid $1150 for mine. They are by far the best spreader ever made for bulk salt, laugh if you want but one of these spreaders will last you the rest of your life.
     
  5. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    WOW!

    it must be nice but if thats a little out of your budget look at mine FREE SHIPPING


    i have a real nice scott's i'll sell for less than half that, it use to hold 50lb but the side split and NOW it holds 75lb :)it has a plastic hopper(wont rust) plastic wheels(wont rust) plastic gears(wont rust) bent cheap steel axle (can't bend it, it already is) cotter pin for an agitator (works sometimes) but it is a steal at $799 LOL
     
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2007
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Do you have pics? LOL
     
  7. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    JD Dave

    Have you used bulk sand/salt mix in that spreader. I've been dying to try it out for my walks but haven't found a spreader yet that will handle sand/salt mix. The epoke/hydromann/Bauman websites all say there drop spreaders can handle sand/salt mix but I've had by doubts Have you tried it?
     
  8. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Yes I have but very little. They will spread anything wet without lumps. Bulk salt/sand mix is exactly what their made for. The only thing not good is they are only 24" wide. If you can afford it buy it.
     
  9. Krimick77

    Krimick77 Member
    Messages: 50

    Thanks for the feedback JD Dave. I've been looking at those spreaders for years and I've been affraid to pull the trigger because it seems nothing really works with bulk mix. I do close to 5 km of sidewalk between 24" and 45" wide and have always done them with buckets and scoops......which as I am sure you are well aware, really sucks!

    Thanks again
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    what do you guys do when you come to steps? what if you need to go up a flight of steps like a parking garage? we never use spreaders ...just 5 gallon buckets and throw (fling) it out by hand...goes fast !!
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
  11. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I used one of these with the deflector kit.....as far as bulk I have yet to try that....

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  12. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I fill up a scoop shovel with salt and I just wiggle it back and forth as I go down the steps. Works like a charm.
     
  13. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    It's worth it if it will cover 32,736 sq feet with two cubic feet of salt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have my doubts though.......
     
  14. yard5864

    yard5864 Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    For that price, i would want it to spread itself, so i didn't have to get outta the truck!
     
  15. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
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    It has a really fine output adjustment. You'll never use the lowest setting. Alot of the bigger contractors around here fill their pickup with bulk salt and they can use this spreader all night, no matter how wet the salt is. The diff in price between bulk and bags easily pays for the spreader in less then a year when your putting 2 ton a storm through it.
     
  16. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    Salt weighs about 50# per cubic foot. 100# of salt to cover 32,736 sq feet????????

    c'mon!

    Edit: So if you're putting 2 ton a storm through the spreader then you must cover about 65,472,000 sq feet!! That's about 2.35 sq miles a storm!! I'm glad i;m not the guy pushing it!! :jester:
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2007
  17. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    In other words your guy would be pushing that thing for 124 miles. :jester: ....... a storm. :jester:
     
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Like I said, you would never use the lowest setting. The guys that go through 2 tons of salt/storm are a total sidewalk crew with 3 or 4 guys. The spreader is expensive and will last forever if looked after. I'm not new to the snow industry and unless you've tried one you really can't comment. Spending $1200 on something that serves a purpose is not a waste of money IMO.
     
  19. cjasonbr

    cjasonbr Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 635

    There's no reason to get defensive about spending $1200 on a walk behind spreader.

    The only thing i scoffed at was their claim of 3+ miles on 100# of salt.

    I could spread 100# of salt 10 miles of i spread it thin enough. But that would be stupid to say............... right?????
     
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Yep it would be stupid to say. Advertising generally stretches the truth. I'm not getting defensive, I'm just giving first hand information about a product that I have experience with. I've never really figured out how many sq/ft of sidewalk it does because I don't care. The guys put the salt on according to the conditions, so when it's empty it's empty.