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salt dogg poly

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by home rescue, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. home rescue

    home rescue Member
    from wv
    Messages: 94

    :redbounce:redbounce:redbounce Just ordered my salt dogg poly spreader. 2 yd model. ships tomorrow, should be here in 2 days. Getting tired of shoveling 3 tons plus a night. will probably sell fisher 1000 model with hitch and swing away mount with variable speed control and vibrator.
     
  2. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I finally saw one in person today........that will be my buy for next season
     
  3. haulin87

    haulin87 Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    Who did you order from? I've seen some pretty good deals on the Poly SaltDogg spreaders and heard good things about them!
     
  4. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Congrats on the new buy! You will absolutely love it! :bluebounc I purchased two 2yders this year also. Angelos supplies in Michigan is where I got them. Best price and two days shipping! Very nice people also. My freight was only like $195! for both.
    I now look at guys with bags and think, how in the world did we do that!? :eek: Now salting is so easy and you get to stay warm and dry.payup
     
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    So I guess shipping on one would be $100......
     
  6. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I think it would be more like around 150? They double stacked mine to keep it cheaper.
     
  7. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Never leave salt in them ever! this morning I had to go out and salt went out and realized one of my empolyees left 1.4 tons of salt in it for 3 days hard as a rock it was terrible me and my dad spent an hour in the spreader busting it up with and spud bar and shoveling it out never again I will check every night to make sure it is empty even the auger was solid as a rock I turned on the vibe and auger and cranked the shaft with a pair of channel locks I am beat
     
  8. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    JRS
    That SUCKS! I had to do that earlier this winter, but it was from being so cold and the salt was only in there for about 2 hours. Mine was not as bad as you described, but I feel your pain.:rolleyes:
     
  9. home rescue

    home rescue Member
    from wv
    Messages: 94

    they quoted me 140.00 for shipping here to wv. I bought it from angelos. they had 2 left so I pulled the trigger, wanted the smaller one but they said no more of them for this year. I actually decided to buy now instead of next year cause I'm losing to much time not having one. I have a steel box in the back of the truck and shovel into a tailgate spreader. taking a minimum of 45 to 50 minutes to salt a 2 acre lot this way. You wouldn't believe how much money I lost yesterday with an 1/2 to 3/4 inch snow with rain on top of it at 38 degrees. Customers calling wanting salted and just couldn't get to them quick enough. I need to stop spending money,but when your losing money and losing face with customers what are you going to do. They pay us for dependable service. My theory is the better you are the more valuable you are to your customer base.
     
  10. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    That sounds about right! You will be amazed how much time you will save. I find myself getting done and thinking "Man, did I forget somebody?" Running two trucks with them, we get 16 accounts done in a hour to hour and a half. With my tailgate spreaders, it was more like 3 hours. And I am warm, dry, and not beat from loading bags.:)
     
  11. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have heard that running a garden hose in them will free up the salt.......might be worth a try next time....
     
  12. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    I was thinking about runing the garden house but I had almost a ton and a galf all the way to the rock hard worse then rock hard thank god for the spud bar but I am still sore to this day
     
  13. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    We used a tip I learn here on the site yesterday, mixed 20 lbs of calcium chloride with 2 gallon of water and dumped it over the load. Thawed it right out.
     
  14. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    is calcium chloride a liquid I assume??? Where do you get that??
     
  15. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    No it's a crystal or a flake but it disovles quickly in water. many bagged ice melts are calcium based.
     
  16. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    ok makes sense.......
     
  17. evertonyardcare

    evertonyardcare Junior Member
    from ny
    Messages: 17

    thank you for all of the good info out there but what I really want to know is how good
    is the Byers tail gate spreaders rated- I am going to pick it up 40 miles from my the unit
    cost 900 and holds 600lbs of material:drinkup::drinkup::drinkup::drinkup:
     
  18. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    The tailgate units are allright no where near as nice as the salt dogg I have an 800 low pro I might sell used one season I am thinking about buying another salt dogg
     
  19. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I will be buying a Salt Dogg for next season.......I will have Snowex 575 for sale........
     
  20. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Was your salt wet or damp ? If not did you have the cover on ?
    The reason I'm asking is, I always leave salt in it and never had a problem with it freezing.