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Review of Curtis 550 Spreader wanted

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by BSDeality, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    I'm looking at purchasing a Curtis 550 spreader. This is the 1/3 Yd vbox with gas motor model. Not too much info around here on them. If you have one or used one, do you like it? things to watch for?

    Lookin to put this on the back of a toyota P/U for residentials, hence the small size.
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Great little spreaders. We have two of them. One is mounted in the back of our chevy colorado that we plow sidewalks with, and the second is mounted in our john deere gator. If you buy it, take the original 3.5 hp briggs motor off and junk it. Do yourself a favor and put a nice little honda on it. It will save a lot of headaches. From what im told curtis is switching to honda motors straight from the factory now.
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    I was thinking of converting it to electric actually if I had problems with it.
  4. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    thats what i was told about the tecuhmsa engine on my my curtis ts -17 but it works flawlessly and i cant imagine the briggs not working well

    IDK about the 550 but the larger spreaders have the honda as an option but in know way is worth the $600 upgrade

    BTW i love my ts 17 the hydraulic drive is the cats a$$ IMO
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2008