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Poly Spreaders

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rustyb265, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    Could someone post some pics of a polly spreader and let me know how you guys think they work? Do most of them run on electric? I am purchasing an F350 with single rear wheels and think I may want to go the route of a polly spreader. Seems like it would me easier/lighter for me to take in and out of the truck without heavy machinery available. Any pics and comments would be appreciated!
     
  2. B&K LawnCare

    B&K LawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    This one works great, we added a vibrator to it and that made the sand flow through it a lot better. Two of us can get it out of the truck, but three is definitely better.

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    Last edited: Jan 6, 2009
  3. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    thanks for the reply....got a pic by chance? thanks
     
  4. B&K LawnCare

    B&K LawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    yeah sorry, I forgot to attach it
     
  5. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    i have the same one b&k does except its a blizzard Ice chaser (same thing just different color and different name) we used ours once so far and it works great only thing is we use sand salt mix and it bridges up on us a little bit so were getting a vibrator for it. We got it because it doesnt rust, will always start being electric ability to run different types of material and price we got ours for 3995 out the door with install hope this helps
     
  6. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    Thanks for the info guys....I really appreciate it. When you remove the spreader from the back of the truck, how do you do it? I heard that the motor assembly comes off and then you can just stand up the box off the back of the truck?!? Is that how you do it?
     
  7. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    Also, is that in a 6 foot bed or does it need to be in an 8 foot bed?
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Love my Saltdogg, liked my Vee Pro8000, but I love my Salt Dogg.

    The 2 yard will fit a 6 foot bed.
     
  9. gd8boltman

    gd8boltman Senior Member
    Messages: 326

    My Snow Ex Vee Pro 8000

    has been dependable for three seasons now, although I wish it did not have the steel framework, with two vibrators it spreads 50/50 no problem, prior to adding the second vibrator, you had to shovel it back occasionally.
     
  10. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    i got a 6.8 bed on my 250 it goes the bolt it in for a lil extra they strap it down but they recommend a long bed but not necessary
     
  11. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    all u need a a 200lb vibrator and ur fine if ur using 50/50 about $185
     
  12. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    woops didnt see this question yes just take the motor off and slide it out and put on its end it has feet molded on the bottom as u see from b&k's pic fisher,blizzard,and western all make the same unit just pick the color and ur set
     
  13. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I like mine very much. I remove/install with skidsteer. Before I had the tractor I hung it from four trees with those hand winches on the front of boat trailers. Pretty slick.
     
  14. B&K LawnCare

    B&K LawnCare Member
    Messages: 68

    I think the spreader would look very werid in an 8 foot box.
     
  15. rustyb265

    rustyb265 Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 43

    I really appreciate all the input. I have a career job and am looking to start a small landscape/plowing business on the side. I want to do it the right way though. I want the right equipment and to charge the right prices. I do not want to be the guy who is lowballing everyone to get work. If I get work I want it to be because my prices are competative and my quality is good. I appreciate the info though. I have plowed for years with other people's equipment but this is the first time I am looking into my own. It makes a big difference! Thanks.
     
  16. bam

    bam Senior Member
    from .
    Messages: 201

    My subcontractor is a dealer for the Buyers Saltdogg. I've watched him use two of these on my jobsite over the past few storms. Its all electric, with a vibrator to move material. They spread bulk salt very nice.

    I have iceoway gas units on our trucks, and these electric units spread just as nice.

    They are pretty lightweight and two men can slide them out of a truck.

    and the*chute is removeable.

    could def. recommend the salt dogg.

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    I also have a snowex veepro on a toolcat. i only run bagged salt thru it, but have had no problems with that either. I have not used bulk with the veepro, so I can't comment on its effectiveness with that.