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Harder spreader, whats it worth?

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by alldayrj, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    some searching on here shows they have been bought out by Smith.
    http://www.smithspreaders.com/Spreaders/MiniMax/index.php
    also found this
    http://www.smithspreaders.com/Manuals/Series_II_Parts_List_Service_Manual.pdf

    but what would you pay for this?
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    I think its really cool that it will fit in a 6' pickup or 8' with a tool box or room for bags or whatnot up front and has a larger capacity than a tailgate spreader. Thats just a tire sidewall hanging as a deflector, I would want to somehow make a QD so I could tow with it in the truck. It just has wire coming out of the motor, would need to figure out a power supply on the truck and some sort of control for it. the seller says he uses forklift plugs and just an on/off switch in the truck. No clue how old it is, he bought it used. I definitely want it but for the right price considering parts availability and age.

    So, what would you pay?
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    bump it up
     
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I had the longer one. Good spreader, he's right on the on/off switch. Big issue I had was the location of the motor. Fireside has a few. Sold mine for $1500.
     
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    could you tow with it or easily adapt it so you could tow? what was the issue with the motor?
     
  5. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Do u load by hand or a tiny skid bucket
     
  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,096

    well I have a skid with a 5' bucket, I was thinking I could build some side boards that are angled out and that would solve my problems. the plan is to stockpile on site so I wouldn't need to worry about what loader was at the supply yard
     
  7. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    No you can not tow with it in, and it wouldn't be worth it to adapt it. The motor hangs upside down on the side there and is easy to damage.