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Snow Ex 575 mini pro

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by nepatsfan, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Does anyone run a sand salt mix through this spreader? I bought one at the end of last year and never used it. It says you can run bulk salt but not sand/salt but I didn't know if it could be done. Thanks
     
  2. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    You can with a vibrator, but you'd be better off with a 2-stage spreader. The sand will tend to bridge in the hopper without a vibrator on a single stage spreader.
     
  3. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Is that something that would come stock on it or an after market part? I have never used a tailgate spreader before. I dont think it has a vibrator
     
  4. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,598

    Your 575 didn't come with a vibrator but you can easily install one. Any place that sells spreaders will be able to get you setup with what you need.
     
  5. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    Thanks a lot. I looked into it today. I wonder if I should sell this little toy spreader and get a real one. It seems like a lot of people don't have much luck spreading sand/salt mix out of this unit even with the vibrator.
     
  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,557

    They have their place, but as I said earlier, if you're spreading sand, you're better off with a 2-stage spreader.