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Salt spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by fozzy, Jan 8, 2014.

  1. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Is their a bulk salt spreader on the market that does not hang down to the trailer hitch receiver? Would like to be able to pull a trailer with the salter in the
    truck.
     
  2. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    saltdoggs and fisher poly casters have removable spinner chutes

    I can take my saltdogg chute off in less than 10sec
     
  3. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    SnowEx makes that

    SnowEx makes that with a detachable spinner assembly just for that application. I run three of them.
     
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    As does western....
     
  5. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    And Just about any one who makes a poly spreader. If its not snowing I don't have the shoot of my saltdogg on.
     
  6. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    How do you like them?

    I'm looking to add another sander and am not sure I want to go with another Saltdogg

    What problems, if any . have you had?
    Is it conveyor or auger?
    Anyone using the fisher that can give a review?
     
  7. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Thanks guys. That's what I was hoping to here.
     
  8. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    I've seen too many snowex frames rusted out for me to consider them.

    Polycasters are nice they have a lot of updates. All the DD spreaders are wireless now.

    Personally I'm debating on a 2000 or 2250. If we ever get snow again
     
  9. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    DD spreaders??

    Saltdoggs are not as reliable as I first thought
    So I'm looking for other options
     
  10. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    Western, fisher, blizzard are all dd same company different colors.

    The shpe2250 is a much more robust spreader than the 2000

    Personally I can't justify what dd asks for their spreaders
     
  11. xjoedirt55x

    xjoedirt55x Senior Member
    Messages: 104

    I can vouch for the Salt Dogg that the chute can be taken off or put on in about 10 seconds.


    I am sure most others are the same way.
     
  12. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I like them

    I have not had any problems out of mine. We run several of them (7) and only a very limited amount of issues. They are an auger feed system which we like. Allows us to control the flow of material very well. Our oldest is seven years old and the only item replaced is one vibrator and one spinner motor.

    For us its been a good investment and excellent ROI.
     
  13. siteworkplus

    siteworkplus Senior Member
    from mass
    Messages: 514

    Thanks Wayne!
     
  14. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    How much did buyers pay you to say that?:laughing: If you have 7 you must have gone through a few controllers(per unit)
     
  15. 2011ram3500

    2011ram3500 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Does anyone have the snowexsr210 wireless? Looking for some ideas to get the salt to flow out a little better especially when it gets low? And need an idea to try and help it from hitting the back of the truck a lot if material was stuck on the number at the license plate? Any ideas?
     
  16. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    He runs snow ex, but your comment is just as relevant. :))
     
  17. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    mount the spreader on 4x4's
     
  18. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    Look at the new stainless Hiniker electric spreader. Reliable. Affordable. Powerful. We really like them. I haven't seen an electric with a better spread pattern. Oh ... and the chute swings out of the way in seconds.
     
  19. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,402

    How much is affordable?
     
  20. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    I run SnowEx

    Buyers pays me nothing.

    I use SnowEx and have not had a controller issue with my 7550 units with the removable spinner assembly. I have replaced two controllers on 1875 spreaders that we run. We run three of them and have for several years. Overall, we've spent less money on parts and service for SnowEx units than any other brand that we have owned over 34 years. That's our experience with SnowEx. None of them are perfect, but we've had excellent luck with our SnowEx spreaders.