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Seeking reviews of Buyers tgs06 tailgate salter.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by frostyballz, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44

    I am considering purchasing the Buyers TGS06 salt dog tailgate salter. I am wondering if anyone who owns one can tell me about it? Is it any good? can it spread a "dry" sand/salt mix? I know they recomend salt but with the vibrator I think I could use a dry mix. I dont really care about manually having to shut of the flow. I do like the overal attachment to vehicle, vibrator and 600lb. capacity. Im wondering what actual owners think of them?ussmileyflag
     
  2. VEGGIEPLOW

    VEGGIEPLOW Member
    Messages: 69

    i have that spreader and like it alot... very simple, not to much to go wrong.... i will say i am thinking of upgrading to a bigger spreader just because im lazy and dont like getting out of the warm truck to fill the hopper!!! :D ive owned it for over three years and clean it after every use, along with a BIG COATING of wd_40......looks great and no rust at all...
     
  3. bosman

    bosman Senior Member
    Messages: 165

    I've got the one with the variable spread, it's light and easy to install by yourself. It is worth the money, but you get what you pay for, if you know what I mean. I would not run a salt/sand mix through mine, I don't think the motor could take it. In fact, I don't even fill mine much more than half full of bagged salt because the motor can't take it.
     
  4. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44

    Buyers TGS06

    I ordered my spreader and Im waiting for it to arrive! I will let everyone know how it works this season. TGS06 spreader.jpg

    TGS06 spreader.jpg
     
  5. rawdog

    rawdog Senior Member
    from Cape MA
    Messages: 124

    frosty have you tried running sand through it yet?
     
  6. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I ran over three tons of wet sand/salt mix through mine during the last storm. You just have to be mindful of any clumps and do your best to break them up as you are loading it.

    Im not sure what BOSMAN is saying by the motor not being able to handle sand/salt. There are only two motors. One runs the vibrator and the other spins the spreader. There is no auger or other method forcing the material down onto the spinner therefore there is no real way to "overload" either of the motors.

    I've had good luck with mine so far and I hope you enjoy yours.
     
  7. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44

    Buyers TGS06 spreader

    I recieved the new spreader and just wired and tested the unit! I have to admit for a tailgate sander it is very large and rugged! The contoller is very easy to use and allows you to vary the speed of rotation, "blast" with the touch of a button and turn the vibrator on and off at any time. I haven't run anything through mine yet! but I have to admit the vibrator is a lot more powerful than I expected! I dont think I will have to much trouble running a mix through it, the vibrator can be felt in the drivers seet....LOL :dizzy: The one thing I do not like is the connections from the harness to the spreader I can see them getting damaged and they are a little difficult to connect and disconnect. I will post a bunch of pictures hopefully by the end of the week and keep evryone posted on the performance of the spreader.ussmileyflag
     
  8. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    have it...love it...awesome for the price...sno-ex...swenson..magnum all wayyyyyyy overpriced compared to this unit...
     
  9. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44

    Hello everyone! I was able to snap a couple of quick pictures of My New TGS06 Enjoy!
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    Last edited: Nov 11, 2009
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Spreader looks good.
    Put a little dielectric grease on the connections. It might help taking them apart.
    From my experiences with tailgate salters you will have that spinner on Max most of the time.
     
  11. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    When spreading sand/salt, I have found that a speed setting of 15 is perfect for a two car driveway. That speed allows my to keep the product off of the grass. 45-50 is perfect for a two lane road. I have to open the gate all the way in order to get enough sand/salt to flow so that i can drive anywhere between idle and 5-7 mph.

    If you are using bagged product, start by opening the gate little by little. I learned the hard way and dropped 600 lbs in about 200 ft.

    I have also found that a slim fiberglass curb or driveway marker is perfect for breaking up any clumps that block it up.
     
  12. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    That is cool! I almost want to go back to bags and get one of those!



    Na! LOL!
     
  13. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    That Is the best tailgate spreader ive seen for the price!
     
  14. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    If you dont mind me asking what did you pay for the spreader? Also what did it include; vibrator, harness etc..?? Are you happy with your purchase. Thanks Tyler
     
  15. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    i paid $1100.00 out the door for everything cash & carry...i installed it myself, it was simple...includes all the wiring vibrator is contained in the hopper...it's a reese mount which is really nice too
     
  16. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    Thanks for the reply. What are you mainly spreading with it??
     
  17. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 851

    Bagged Rock Salt
     
  18. frostyballz

    frostyballz Member
    Messages: 44

    cost and location?

    I bought mine online at www.angelos-supplies.com I paid $925 with crating and $130 for shipping! I thought that was a great price.....considering they wanted $1700 at a local dealer without install:dizzy: I found some great products and prices at the above noted website. Definatly worth checking out....they were very quick to ship and easy to order from, Ill use them again.
     
  19. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I have spread both bagged stuff and bulk sand/salt with mine. The bulk stuff flows fine if there are no big clumps for it.

    I fabbed a screen for mine using 3/4" expanded metal to keep the clumps out.
     
  20. mtchockey30

    mtchockey30 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 70

    For the price it seems like a good starter spreader for me. Some of the other tailgate spreaders are just so much money!