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Salt Dogg TGS07 Thoughts?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mg1826, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. mg1826

    mg1826 Member
    Messages: 46

    Is anyone running a Salt Dogg TGS07? I'm thinking about getting one for mostly salt but will add a little sand in here and there. They look decent and the price is right. Any opinions would be appreciated.
    There are also a couple of used Fisher pro caster 2's around but I'm not thrilled with the bolt on mounting options for my truck.
     
  2. Polarismalibu

    Polarismalibu PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,733

    I looked at them at the state fair this year. Seemed like it is a very nice unit and at a good price also. I'm not to sure how it would work with salt/sand mix though.
     
  3. John143

    John143 Senior Member
    from NEPA PA
    Messages: 254

    I got one last year. But only used it a hand full of times. 1 thing that I really do like about them is the way they are built. The hopper for the salt and the outside of the spreader are almost like two units. What I mean is if you take the back cover off you have room to mount a license plate and a work light on the front of the spreader. More or less if you drill holes in the front of the box and only go in about a 1" you can run the wires between the hopper and the outside of the box. That to me is a big plus!! Now I can see what kind of salt is being put down and the coppers can see my plate!
     
  4. mg1826

    mg1826 Member
    Messages: 46

    I think I'm going to go with the Salt Dogg TGS07 and see how it goes for this year. I don't have a need for a v-box yet and the price of the Salt Dogg is pretty good in comparison to similar ones. Hopefully if I only put salt in on the sites that require it I won't have any issues.
     
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    It'll run salt just fine. I've had mine for 2 seasons and it's held up really well. I am looking to sell it so if you're interested I can snap pics and we can figure out a fair price. Let me know.
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    The TGSO7 and its little brother will take about whatever material you throw in them.

    They do not have separate auger/spinner motors so you do not have independent flow/distance controls.

    Longevity is contingent on how you maintain it. Remember maintenance starts when they are new. Remove all the covers and spray the motor, gearbox, wiring connections and steel components with Fluid Film before using it the first time.

    All commercial sites require salt, preferably as a pre-treatment.
     
  7. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Just picked one up
    I'll post some pictures once I unpack it
    Going to hang it off the back of a tractor with a 3point hitch bracket I got made
     
  8. mg1826

    mg1826 Member
    Messages: 46

    What brand or kind of bagged salt are you guys running or recommend for this spreader? I'd like to order a pallet and keep it in my garage so I can have it as needed and order more also as needed.
     
  9. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I'm going to be running bulk
     
  10. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    the TGSO7 will spit bulk all night long. If you're going bags, go cheap it is not very material sensitive.
     
  11. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    Once I get it hooked up I'm going to try some sand also
    Give me a few days
     
  12. mg1826

    mg1826 Member
    Messages: 46

    Sounds good, I'll post pics once I'm up and running. Thanks for the help!
     
  13. Polarismalibu

    Polarismalibu PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,733

    Do yo know how much you want for it?
     
  14. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Not at the moment. I'll post a for sale ad once I get some pics taken, I'll include a price then.
     
  15. Kzoolawnking

    Kzoolawnking Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    My Biggest question aabout the tgs07 is can i load it with bulk salt from a bob-cat? big enough? let me know!!
     
  16. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    You will have to use only one side of the bucket
    Or spill.
     
  17. Kzoolawnking

    Kzoolawnking Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    ok thats what i figured, i was looking at dementions and seemed like i could make it work might have to try it out if its not to many loads by side loading bucket.
     
  18. Masssnowfighter

    Masssnowfighter Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 201

    I have run a sand salt mixture through mine with no problems, except when a small rock got mixed in with my sand and brought the fully loaded hopper to a grinding halt.
    The only downside for me was the control box crapped out after about 10 storms.
     
  19. CCL LLC

    CCL LLC Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Bought one 2 years ago and have nothing bad to say about it, besides the huge controller. I mostly run a sand salt mix and have never had it jam up. No comparison to the poly caster but for small app it works great.