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Has anybody used the Meyer Hotshot spreaders?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by firefighter1406, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    My ice buster (rebadged buyers salt dog) has bit the dust this morning on the first snow of the year. It lasted me 3 or 4 yrs. I can't remember. I was looking at the Meyer Hotshot spreader. I like the look of it and the deflector on it. It's a steel frame for $250. The stainless model is $399. Really don't want to spend the $399. Anybody have any personal experience with these spreaders?
     
  2. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I have one and I love it. Trust me, I never thought I'd say that about a Meyer product but it really is a nice unit. It has greaseable axles and it's built with heavy duty material. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another one if I had to.
     
  3. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    Which model do you have? They have base, mid and expensive :) like $250, $399, $599. Are the gears plastic? Metal? I like that they are grease able.
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I have this one: http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200394387_200394387

    The gear housing is plastic but I honestly don't know if what's inside is metal or plastic.
     
  5. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328


    This may sound crazy. But if your willing could you measure how wide the wheels from outside to outside is. And how wide the hopper is from outside to outside. I am curious if it's gonna fit in my spot in the bed of the truck.
     
  6. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328


    Well I ordered on of these last night. I really hope it works well and lasts longer then my last one.
     
  7. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    Me too, we bought a $399 one two years ago, then got another, then ordered three of the $599 ones.. wouldn't buy anything else for this type of work,

    If you have them on bigger properties get the larger one, if transporting the $399 one will work fine. I've had all the buyers, sno busters, and all the other crap that lasted 1-2 seasons,

    The hotshots will likely last years. Keep nuts/bolts tight some of that stuff does have a tenancy to rattle out sometimes.
     
  8. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    Call/Email Jim from ESI Trucks Equipment Specialists in Manassas, VA, they can order and have drop shipped to your door. Northern tool is going to hit you up for expensive shipping still. :rolleyes:
     
  9. Broncslefty7

    Broncslefty7 Senior Member
    Messages: 631

    5 year warranty on all meyer plows?......
     
  10. firefighter1406

    firefighter1406 Senior Member
    Messages: 328

    I ordered the smaller one. It was the $249 one. Really wanted the $400 one due to the stainless frame but was worried it would be to big also. I have a short bed with a tool box, salt box, snowblower and the push spreader so space is a premium. I am hope to get it this week.
     
  11. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    I'm sorry but I just saw this post now. Do you still need a measurement? It sounds like we might have a little system move through tonight so I'll be using the spreader tomorrow morning. Let me know...shoot me a PM, that way I'll see it for sure.