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looking into buying a buyers salt spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by pusher21, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. pusher21

    pusher21 Member
    Messages: 59

    Hey guys im looking into buying a TGS05B Buyers Tailgate Salt Spreader and was wondering if anyone has any input on it. TIA
     
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I have a few , if you are doing small lots then it works great. larger lots you should have bulk. you cant run bulk through it unless you have a vibrator. #1 rockl salt works the best. i have used them for 5 years now and the only thing i have had to replace was the motor once in one of them. $80 dollar fi.
     
  3. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I was looking at getting the Buyers spreader. I ended up with the Meyer Mate instead. A couple of reasons here, first we have a dealer that keeps them and parts in stock about 5 minutes from me. Second, with the Meyer mate you never need to drill any holes in the truck to install it. Third, it comes from the factory with a vibrator motor preinstalled and I have found that one of these is nessicary. Fourth, it spreads bulk rock salt without hesitation. I paid $1450. for it. After initial installation, it installs in about 5 minutes or less. Just something else to consider.​