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Need Hitch-Mount Spreader Recomendations ASAP

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JohnRoscoe, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Our Curtis hitch-mount spreader finally gave up the ghost after 10+ years tonight, and I'd like to have a replacement by the weekend. It held 400 lbs and was hard-wired. We typically spread 4000-5000 lbs. per storm.

    -Must be hitch-mounted
    -Would like to hold alot more product, not sure about the max. for a hitch-mount?
    -If possible, would be nice to have it not be hard-wired so that we could switch between trucks.

    Anyone care to make any recommendations? Is SnowEx a good place to start? Anything to avoid?

    Thanks in advance for any advice!
  2. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    SnowEx is actually the manufacturer of the Curtis, so take that for what it's worth.

    I've been looking long and hard at the Salt Doggs. I really like the TGS06 and TGS07.

  3. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Both of those Salt-Doggs look impressive, any idea on ballpark pricing?
  4. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    The 06 can be had for under $1100, while I've seen the 07's running right around $1500.
  5. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    That's pretty reasonable, think I'll be calling dealers tomorrow to see if anyone has one in stock to look at.

    I've always been intrigued by the SnowEx line, but frankly, I've been waiting for that Curtis to die for so long, that I'm leery of replacing it with another headache.
  6. PAPS Landscpe

    PAPS Landscpe Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    i just installed the tgs07 and its really nice. i am thinking about buying another just to have a spare salter avail. Equipment specialists delv. to my door for 1475$ you cannot beat that price, its a nice unit.
  7. Bkillian25

    Bkillian25 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    I have both of them they both work well. However the TGS06 you have to manually open and close the chute. This was bad because after every job if I did not empty the hopper I had to get out and close it. The TGS07 has an auger and is a nicer unit. It will throw both bag and bulk. To me the extra $300 is well worth it. I bought my TGS06 for $899 2 years ago and this year i got the TGS07. I Paid $1399
  8. ukiekozak

    ukiekozak Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Get a snow ex 575

    I have one and love it, I run bagged and bulk. You need to install a vibrator for the bulk.
  9. JohnRoscoe

    JohnRoscoe Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Thanks for all the advice. I ended up with a SnowEx 1075 & the hitch-mount for it. The Saltdoggs look like great units for the $$, but I couldn't find one in stock and didn't want to risk the weekend without a salter. The dealer we buy our L&G equip. from is a Snowex dealer, so I feel good about parts & support.
  10. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037

    I ended up picking up a 575 on Friday afternoon as well. I couldn't find a local dealer with the TGS06 in stock for a fair price. I made it out the door with the SP-575 for under $1k before tax.
  11. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    The 1075 is an excellent unit, I ran a few a couple years ago, and they were more reliable than the other SnowEx spreaders in the fleet (2400, 8000, 8500 x 2, 9500). At times we had to install makeshift baffles to slow it down, LOL.