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Skid Steer Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Church Guy, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. Church Guy

    Church Guy Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Looking for anyone who has had experiences... good/bad - with skid steer mounted salt spreaders...

    did several searches on the site and didn't come up with any previous threads - if i missed please re-direct me.

    thanks much

    Paul
     
  2. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I can't remember the name of the place that makes them, but I've seen hydro powered units that replace the bucket on a skid steer, they are "self loading" by scooping their own salt, think the one I saw had like a 1-1.5 yard capacity, and worked pretty well, the only issue was controlling the spread pattern and the machine it was on was AUX on or off, had no valving to adjust speed, I think they added a limiter of some kind to the spreader itself. Also if memory serves(and it might not) visibility was an issue when the spreader was attached.
     
  3. Snowbeast

    Snowbeast Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Skid Steer Spreader

    Try www.skidsteersolutions.com - sounds like the unit. We modified a SnowEx 1575 for our S70 for walks it took a little work but the effort was worth it.
     
  4. ARW

    ARW Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 19

    Like this.

    We have used it and love it. We have bulk on hand at the job site....... scoop and spread.

    lll 010.jpg
     
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Looks like what I was talking about except the one I was referig to had a much larger hopper. You can see why I'd mention difficulty in seeing where you're goign.
     
  7. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    much more efficient that salting sidewalks by hand
     
  8. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    is there an attachment for the back plate of a skidsteer? I'd like have that set up where you wouldn't have to disconnect the plow on the front of the machine, you'd be able to plow and salt at the same time
     
  9. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    I've seen the setup you're envisioning a few times, and every one of them has been a custom attachment. Never seen a "pre made" attachment for the rear of skid steers, as they are generally very different brand to brand.

    Good luck!
     
  10. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,956

    the link above has one for the rear.
     
  11. redman6565

    redman6565 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,411

    good catch. for some reason i studied that site for a half hour and did not notice the tow dolly set up lol
     
  12. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,956

    Not crazy about a tow dolly set up but its available. I'd prefer mounted.