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Loading Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by JamoPropertyNYC, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. JamoPropertyNYC

    JamoPropertyNYC Junior Member
    from 11357
    Messages: 3

    Hey everyone- New guy here, Ive worked in the Snow Removal business for awhile and opened up my own company and did very well this year. This may be a stupid question but besides for a Bobcat and Manual Shoveling salt into a big bed spreader. Are there any other ways to load a spreader?
     
  2. Aura Lawns

    Aura Lawns Member
    from VA
    Messages: 68

    I have heard these work well: http://www.bagcorp.com/products.php

    You could use a forklift or something that can lift the bag and then pull the string on the bottom to dump it into the spreader...
     
  3. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    There's guys using mini skid loafers with a ramp..
    Go to the salt yard and have them load you there
     
  4. jerpa

    jerpa Member
    Messages: 92

    I did a lot of research on this and either getting loaded at the yard or buying a skid steer seem to be the most feasible solutions for almost everyone. I read the bags do not last too long and you still need a forklift. Some people have unique barn setups with elevated loading areas. There was an auger system on here I saw as well. I'm just buying a used skid steer. I shoveled and bucketed well over 40 tons of bulk salt into my truck and then into the tailgate spreader this year. The savings from bulk will pay for a good portion of the loader.
     
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,905

    load it with a skid steer, most common way.
     
  7. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Skidsteer or a front end loader both work

    If you can store your salt inside out of the weather.