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salt/sand spreader for personal driveway

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jdgreen454, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    Who makes least expensive spreader that throws sand.
     
  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Buy a push spreader for 20.00 at Home Depot.
     
  3. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I want one for my truck
     
  4. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    You'll be in the 1,000.00 range than,unless you find something used.
     
  5. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    I was looking at a buyers but didnt see any models that throw sand
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Why just sand? It would have to be perfectly dry to go through if not it will sit like a lump and won't flow down.
     
  7. jdgreen454

    jdgreen454 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    50/50 mix sand salt is what id run. The buyers model TGS05B was the model I was looking at but didnt sa anything about sand.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Is this what the customer wants 50/50? If your using bagged stuff I think sand cost more than salt.
     
  9. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,491

    I think it just want to use it on his own driveway from what I read. I might be wrong though.
     
  10. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Buyers doesn't recommend sand thrugh any of their tailgate spreaders. I called the factory and was informed of this. I went with a used Western 1000. $600 for the used one.
     
  11. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    You're not going to touch a spreader for $1000 that spreads salt and sand. You' be looking t closer to 3. High 20's. Two questions come up, though. First, how big is your drive, and second, why the necessity for sand mix? If you are going to put down salt,- for your own needs, there really is no need for sand. One thing you need to consider with a tailgate spreader, is the need the control the throw. Otherwise, you're not going to have any grass or plants long the side of your driveway next season.....just dead area. Now, with a decent push spreader, you have complete control of that. A little more work, but much safer, and Lord much cheaper (a few hundred dollars).
     
  12. Young Pup

    Young Pup PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,491

    If you are dead set on a tailgate spreader you will have a hard time spreading the mix. It will clump wether you use salt or not. You can just a walkbehind drop spreader and it will work better than a tailgate spreader for you.
     
  13. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    The Buyers tailgate spreader will throw DRY sand ( all purpose 50 lb bagged) with no problem at all. no vibrAtor needed. It has to be dry though. But thats the $1000 model. I run straight sand thru it and I mix it with bagged rock salt.
     
  14. poncho62

    poncho62 Senior Member
    Messages: 431

    Personal driveway?.................Bucket....$4, Bag of salt.........$2.50, Spread by hand and save all that money......Priceless.

    Thats what I do, and my driveway is a fair size.............
     
  15. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Home Depot sells 50# bags of All Purpose Sand for about $2--$2.50 ea. It will go thru a buyers spreader no problem as long as you keep it DRY.
     
  16. adksnowo

    adksnowo Senior Member
    Messages: 370


    I second that. Salted sand in 55 gal. covered open head drums or even rubbermaid trash cans w/ lids secured by bungees. #10 can in each to sling the sand. Put 'em along drive & be done!:)