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Mystery tailgate spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by WALKERS, Feb 20, 2007.

  1. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    I saw a tailgate spreader on the back of a Davey tree service truck yesterday if any one knows what kind it is please let me know the spreader wheel was off to the driver side the salter was postition in the middle of the truck. It was a tailgate spreader.
    Thanks in advance
    JOSH:waving:
     
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    What kind of tailgate spreader are you refering to? An inexpensive single or 2 stage tailgate or a hydraulic tailgate? The Pro Flow 2 is set off to the drivers side.
     
  3. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Who makes the pro Flow 2 its red I know that much I dont know if its HYDRO I would guess ELEC It looks just like a tailgate wpreader but it is off set to the drivers side with a broadcast wheel.
    JOSH
     
  4. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    Western, 10cf. 1200lbs. capacity
     
  5. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    MAGNA
    Is that a in the truck bed spreader or a tailgate?
     
  6. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    It's a tailgate !!!
     
  7. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    I did not see it on the their website. I will keep researching thanks for the replies felas:waving:
    JOSH
     
  8. magnatrac

    magnatrac PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,055

    It's under ice contol, listed w/ pro flow/ pro flow 2
     
  9. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    what color was it? could be a snowex. Was it a hopper or maybe a under tail gate style for dumps?
     

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  10. JeepCreepn01

    JeepCreepn01 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 331

  11. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Day
    It was a hopper but it was off set like under the gate spreader I think I see it on the Western site from the info MAGNA gave me but the picture does no justice for it.
    JEEP you are the MAN:salute: Good job thats it.Thanks for all your help felas.
    JOSH
     
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  12. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    JEEP There is what I need right there "Even thou it say WESTERN on it"Just kidding:D
    Its RED I can take the west sticker off and give it to you.LOL
    JOSH
     
  13. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    If you want a yellow one you could buy the Fisher. It is the exact same.
     
  14. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    I've got one, bought used before last season gave $600 for it. Part of the circuit board inside the controller was broke (had melted out a fusible link, I repaired it) they work very well. a very heavy unit and complicated and expensive for a tailgate unit, overkill for my uses, but the price was right. I really liked it last season, this season it had some rust issues that prevented me from using it (didn't get it fixed in time to use this winter) i subbed out my salt work then bought a used V box that I'm in the process of rebuilding. But the Western Pro-Flo 2 is a very nice unit and capable of many things other tailgate units can't do (wet salt, wet sand, any kind of material basically, very adjustable flow pattern and volume) and holds twice what most tailgate models hold.

    Drawbacks:
    big, bulky, heavy, takes 2 guys to mount, its tall (blocks vision), its expensive to buy, expensive to repair, a little harder to keep all the workings clean, they don't jam up though, but you want everything cleaned good after a season of salting. Unless there were a swing away mount (don't know if thats available or not, I don't have one but there may be one made), its hard to have a skid of salt loaded in your truck without dismounting it and remounting it, which again takes 2 guys to do.

    its awesome if you want V-box performance and capabilities without sacrificing the space in your truck bed. I don't think you'd be dissappointed.