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Salt Dogg 92440SSA Electric Under Tailgate Spreader Reviews

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by merrimacmill, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I tried searching and have found minimal information on this spreader. Most the info I found was from back when they were having the issues with the digital controllers. I noticed on salt dogg's website they show the controller and it is back to the turn dial one. Are the controller issues solved?

    Does anyone own/use this unit? How has is held up, any problems?


    I need to get a spreader for my 1 ton dump and have been in a serious debate about if I should get a gas, henderson 4 yd V box and remove the dump body, mounting the V box straight on the frame. OR if I should get an electric under tailgate unit. I'm just more worried about the change to electric more than anything, and then the fact that I've always considered Buyers to be a "budget" brand.
     
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I've sold a few of them and the guys love them. I have one customer that told me he saved enough in material cost over his old Gas drive hopper to pay most of the spreader last season.
     
  3. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    Yes, buyers has changed some of the controllers back to the old style dial type...thus solving the issues they were having.
     
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    SHPE hoppers controllers and Undertailgate controllers are not interchangeable.
     
  5. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    No known issues with these controllers though?

    I'll be honest, the conversion from gas to electric is tough for me to deal with. I am having such a hard time relying on an electric motor to generate a significant part of my income this year. How much will spare motors cost me?

    I have at least 1, but usually 3-5 of every single part on a boss plow, and henderson spreaders, excluding large structural pieces or a new gas motor. I keep 1 of everything stocked in my service truck, and the rest stocked at the shop. I would like to do the same with the spreader.

    I am heavily leaning towards this over another gas V box. My next concern with it is I couldn't cover it like I can a V box.
     
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    A 4 yard V box will be considerably over weight for that truck. The salter with a full load would be over 9000lbs wouldn't it?

    I would look into a replacement tailgate salter before getting an undermount.
     
  7. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Jim from esi is looking into how much height I need to make sure that it will work clearance wise. I'm leaning towards the under mount so I can still have full use of the dump body.

    Is there any other reasons why you would suggest that?
     
  8. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Unless the truck is too low I would use the under tail gate. The guys have loved them.