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new to plowing this year

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by dana60f250, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. dana60f250

    dana60f250 Member
    Messages: 47

    hey guys i am going to try to get into plowing this year and was wondering if u could give me a heads up on what r good brands to buy in tailgate spreaders. im going to try to buys used equipment so if u could give me some things to look for id appreciate it. i have a guy that wants to sell me a Buyers tailgate spreader that swings open to access the bed and it holds 600 lbs of salt and he wants $550. he said he bought it for a back up 2 years ago and never used it.
     
  2. dana60f250

    dana60f250 Member
    Messages: 47

    common guys u cant give me any advice at all
     
  3. jblatti13

    jblatti13 Senior Member
    Messages: 123

    i have a snowex 575 so im not familiar with the buyers spreaders. however, based on what my knowledge is of tailgate spreaders, if it looks like its in good condition, not alot of rust, the auger and spreader run, the motor box doenst look damaged, then id say itd be worth 550, especially if it comes with a controller for your truck. the controller on mine runs around 250 by itself, if that helps put it in perspective.mione only holds about 400 # so if that holds 6, and it looks okay, go for it.
     
  4. dana60f250

    dana60f250 Member
    Messages: 47

    thank u im gonna pick it up tomorrow
     
  5. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    i think you can get it from northern tool for like 6 or 700 but the mount is separate.
     
  6. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    scratch that... its a grand brand new plus 250 for the mount.