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loaded question. Snow Ex 1875, Salt in WNY.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by WNYSeasonalSvs., Nov 24, 2009.

  1. WNYSeasonalSvs.

    WNYSeasonalSvs. Junior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 29

    I'm the new owner of a new Snow Ex 1875, hitch mount, Vibrator & dual speed controller.
    Guess the guy picked it up with the intent of using it on a small chain, lost the contract, tossed in the towel w/o ever having a chance to use it. I managed to pick it up for a steal of a deal.
    Any pro's, con's, tips for this unit?

    I understand it's designed for 50/50, straight sand or bulk. How would this unit handle/spread bagged product, loaded on site?

    Obviously bulk is a heck of a lot cheaper & this unit was designed for bulk, so It's almost a no brainer. Except for the fact I have the ability to store bagged pallet material but not bulk. So I'm also looking for creative ways to store a small amount of bulk.
    Small as in enough for a 15 space office lot. Plus a 1.5 acre lot that only requires salting (as needed) as the lot will only be open a coupe days a week.

    I've been outta the salt loop for a while, so I'm looking for suppliers in the area as well.:dizzy:
     
  2. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    what did you give for it?
     
  3. Deco

    Deco Senior Member
    Messages: 453

    when you go to access the swing gate , dont forget to re-attach the harness plug . i forgot a few times and it dragged on the ground a few miles here and there wearing out the grommet .
    i then got smart and wire tied the slack where the installer did not .
    keep both plugs clean and free of debri . keep fresh dielectric grease on also.
    i hit the vibrator all the time , for free uniform flowing material , especially wet bulk.
    on her fourth year of service .real nice piece.:nod:
     
  4. WNYSeasonalSvs.

    WNYSeasonalSvs. Junior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 29

    Little more than 1/2 of what the local dealers are asking.
     
  5. MSS Mow

    MSS Mow Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 983

    So around $1500. That's a sweet deal! Congrats! I just paid almost $2500 online for mine. "local" dealers wanted $3000+.
     
  6. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    They are a good spreader. Using bagged material, just remember to leave the vibrator off and keep the auger turned down. Outwise you will throw way too much salt out!