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snow ex sp-7500 vs sp-7550

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jmrgnr, Oct 29, 2009.

  1. jmrgnr

    jmrgnr Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    does any one know what the differences between the 2 spreaders are? What are the pros and cons between these 2? From their webapage i can't quite distinguish the differences.
     
  2. Dan s

    Dan s Junior Member
    from ct.
    Messages: 12

    looking at them im going to say that one is last years model.
     
  3. hemipower5.7

    hemipower5.7 Member
    Messages: 43

    the 7550 is the v maxx model that can do straight salt or straight sand as well as a 50/50 mix as the 7500 can only do a 50/50 mix and bulk salt not straight sand
     
  4. jmrgnr

    jmrgnr Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    do you know what it is about the design of the 7550 that allows it to do straight sand over the 7500?
     
  5. DAFFMOBILEWASH

    DAFFMOBILEWASH PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,596

    The auger in the 7500 is only at the back of the salter running right to left, the vibrators bring the material down to it. The 7550 has the auger running front to back and is 150% more effective design as well as more dependable WRT jamming up.
     
  6. jmrgnr

    jmrgnr Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    thank you....
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  7. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

  8. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    that is incorrect...i have a 7500..auger runs front to rear
     
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2009
  9. heather lawn spray

    heather lawn spray PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,206

    The old 8000 is auger only at the rear
     
  10. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    ya and its pretty much the same price or even cheaper......

    buy the 7550, I got 1 and a 8500... both are extremely great salters... if you can, get the 8500... it will fit in a short box
     
  11. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    They are exactly the same, just last years model and this years model.
    Part numbers are the same in the catalog. I have a 7500, it is the only model to come without a cover:realmad:, so buy the 7550
     
  12. I'llPLOWYou

    I'llPLOWYou Member
    Messages: 62

    7500 vs 7550

    The difference in the 7500 and the VMAXX 7550 are a few additional features. The box it self is the same with a full auger feed, vibrator, inverted V, and they are 1.4 cubic yard boxes. The difference is the 7550 has a worklight, tarp and brake light. The worklight is set on the frame above the spinner so you can see your material spread from the mirror on your truck. It makes it very easy to see the spread and rate of material coming out of the hopper. The tarp is just that. It is a cover to keep the material from getting wet while you are out. Last, the brake light is a light mounted to the back of the hopper for safety, making it easier for others to see you. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions!
     
  13. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    don't forget auto reverse and hinged top screen
     
  14. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    And the 7550 will run sand and the 7500 will not
     
  15. deicepro

    deicepro PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,124

    Actually my 7500 will throw straight sand.
     
  16. jmrgnr

    jmrgnr Junior Member
    Messages: 11

    thanks for the info.....for a couple hundred more I went with the 7550.
     
  17. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    7500 running sand? Never heard of that. Mine won't even do a 50/50 mix. Well it will, but not worth a dam
     
  18. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i wonder why not? same box, motors ect right?
     
  19. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    no they are differant boxes, 7550 is built like a 8500 or a 9300, 7500 is not
     
  20. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548