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Product Review: SnowEx Sand Pro 1875

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JBMiller616, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Brand & model: SnowEx Sand Pro 1875 with Pivot Mount
    Price paid and from where: $3016 Installed Famington Valley Equipment, Famington CT
    Pros: Great spreader so far. Unit comes with Variable Speed Control for the Auger and Spinner. Vibrator also included. Spreads a very wide path or narrow path depending on speed of spinner.
    Cons: Bridged up a little, but nothing read bad. Plus I was spreading some real damp bulk 50/50 mix, so that probably had a lot to do with it.
    Final verdict: I give it an A. Anyone who wants to spread bulk product, this is the unit for you. The best feature is the fact that you can control the auger and spinner speed separately, so you can lay it down as thick as you want.

    If anyone has any other questions you can PM me.
     
  2. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    I just bought this yesterday. I ran one ton of bulk salt through it that was very damp and never had a problem. I am told it takes some time to get a feel for how to use the controls (i.e. vibrator, auger and spinner) - I will be installing a light so I can see whats going on at night. There seems to be a good spot on the rail above the spinner.

    I thought I overpaid at $2,825 OTD. My dealer (who I trust completely) did not recommend the pivot mount. I regret not getting it already though as I can't use the back of the truck! I may ask him to swap it out.

    Do you know how much extra it was for the pivot mount with your guy?
     
  3. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    The pivot mount was $360. They could probably install it for you in a couple of hours. They'll have to drill two role in the bed rails for the bolts, and a couple more in the bumper. It has worked out great for me, no problems thus far. You just can't swing it out when there is material in the hopper.

    Up until two days ago I had only spread bulk sand in it, and it worked great. For the past two days I've been spreading raw salt and it's worked even better. This has by far been one of the best investments my company has made. I'm very happy with it.
     
  4. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    I just got one with the swing gate. So far i love it... ive been spreading bulk sand/salt mix but am thinking about going to straight treated salt once i run out of mix. It spreads a lot better then my old western tailgate spreader did.
     
  5. JBMiller616

    JBMiller616 Senior Member
    Messages: 267

    Where in CT are you?
     
  6. jt5019

    jt5019 Senior Member
    Messages: 853

    Middletown/cromwell
     
  7. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    BTW - I read somewhere on here that guys were losing their 1875 lids. They are over $200 to replace! After reading this I zip tied a bungee cord (old black rubber type with "s" hooks removed) to the rubber latch on the lid and a hole in the mount.

    Leaving the self service car wash today, I heard a loud scraping sound....

    It worked the first day out!!!

    This site rules!
     
  8. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Other then the swing mount how does this mount to the truck? Hitch mount? Bed mount? I cant find a website, i am looking for info on the 1875. How are you filling this spreader? With bags or do you have the bulk in your bed? With the spreader full, how much area will this unit cover. I know that it varies on how much you have the flow open.Lets say you are spreading bulk mix on an area that has just been plowed with the temps being around 32* and the lot is one acre. How much will it cover?
     
  9. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

  10. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    I have tried everything but that, lol. Thanks for the link. If anyone else has anyother info. Let me know. Thanks Rich
     
  11. SKYNYRD

    SKYNYRD Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    you're welcome but trust me it took a lot of searching to find it so don't feel bad. i wish i could offer more advice but i just started looking at spreaders myself and from what i've seen on here snow ex seams to be the one to get.
     
  12. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Not a problem, It does seem good to me too. I was thinking of the Western Tornado at first. Because of the weight. But i dont have the room in my truck. A 6' bed with a 2' wide fuel tank is 4' with the tailgate up. It will also be easier to hook up and detach it from the tail gate ( weighing only a 180 pounds).
     
  13. JRKRACE

    JRKRACE Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    IIRC, the 1875 can use the hitch mount along with a set of plates that bolt to the bumper. I don't want to drill holes so I think the Bulk Pro 1575 may be the ticket, if it just slides into the hitch and no other mods.
     
  14. Quality SR

    Quality SR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,828

    Thats is good to know about the 1575. The PDF's arent loading right. The spreader name is cut off of the mount on the mount list. The 1575 is smaller but i think that will work also. Does anyone have any info on the 1575?
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2009
  15. NHSNOW1

    NHSNOW1 Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I see there are numerous of you. Use the sp 1875 its my first time and I just got some 50/50 Sand salt I'm curious to what you set the auger speed and the spinner speed to do a driveway