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Looking for a New Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by tazzplow1, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. tazzplow1

    tazzplow1 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Hi,
    I am in the market to buy a V-Box Spreader this year. Not too sure of which one to go with either a Screw-Type Auger or a Conveyor style. I know which ever one it would be electric driven and poly. Also will be able to hold at least 2yds Any suggestion would be great.raimolandscaping@verion.net
     
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,553

  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Think SnowEx

    Take a look at the SnowEx spreaders. I have been using them for many years now and they simply work. We run several models and the auger feed system will save you time, material and MONEY! The model 8500 is a two yard container and is a great unit.

    Check them out and feel free to contact me for my personal experience with the SnowEx line. We have used many different spreaders since 1979 and SnowEx is by far made us the most money. Honest!
     
  4. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    We bought 2 new Salt Dogg Poly V Box spreaders last year and absolutely love them, no problems and at the end of the season they looked like new !
     
  5. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    If you consider electric & stainless, Wiz has a sweet airflow. Either way, electric is the way to go imo.
     
  6. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 183

    only draw back to electric is the flow rate is low. But if you are only using a few tons per application electric will work just fine. Gas can be a pain but if you have good people operation your equipment and they understand calibrating is all in the gas pedel nothing is faster.
     
  7. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    We gave Downeaster a shot last year and so far so good. 2+ yards, great flow, came with a vib. This year though, a cover! It wasn't so bad salting but when it was plowing sometimes we ended up with about 12 inches of snow in the box.
     
  8. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,553

    Maybe in your experience, but mine has been different. I have yet to need to run any of my electrics at full boar to get enough flow, never been an issue.
     
  9. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Not true. Dual electric is the way to go and will perform as a gas driven if not better. As with gas vs electric there are no clutches, no gas freeze ups and not to mention the PIA to gas it up freezing your ass off.
    I do admit a single electric will not produce material but there's a trick in swapping gears to make the conveyor move faster. Big difference just by doing that.
     
  10. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 183

    Tell me more about how you get the flow rate up on electric. I am the owner of Oberson's and we are putting down 400 - 500 per salting. So when I say flow I need flow. Most people can not even relate to this tonage. So if I put 2 5 yard spreaders on 2 F-550 and back them upto a pile one with one electric and one with gas you mean to tell me the electric would have more flow empty 1st. I am interested if this is the case. If you can please email me at chad@obersons.com or call my cell 513-678-1597
     
  11. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Sent an email Chad.
     
  12. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    How are those AirFlo SS v-box spreaders, picking one up from Gary Weiss?
     
  13. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,553

    Great spreader. Loved mine, just not big enough, it's for sale if you're interested.
     
  14. havenlax18

    havenlax18 Senior Member
    Messages: 285

    I would but I am already getting one from someone else.