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SnowEx Walk behind push spreader durability

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by OsU1997, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. OsU1997

    OsU1997 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Our company spreads about 100 tons of bag salt through push spreaders maintaining about 4 miles of sidewalks. We've been using the Buyers salt dogg push spreaders for 3 years now. We've had to rebuild every spreader we have 2 or more times. We currently have 4 push spreaders and 4 SnowEx salt spreaders on our trucks. I'm wondering if the SnowEx brand of push spreaders are any more durable than what we're using currently. I don't mind spending money on equipment that will last.
     
  2. Turf Guy

    Turf Guy Member
    Messages: 51

    We have two of them, they work great. Ones a drop spreader and ones a rotary spreader. We opted for the Stainless Steel Models.
     
  3. OsU1997

    OsU1997 Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We're having trouble specifically with the gear assembly in our current spreaders. About how many tons per year and how many years have you used your spreaders? Like I said previously, I don't mind spending the money if they're going to hold up a reasonable amount of time.
     
  4. TJSNOW

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374

    Epoke spreaders....check them out
     
  5. Turf Guy

    Turf Guy Member
    Messages: 51

    We haven't a problem with the gearboxes... Mind you we clean the units up after use, and never sit outside. They used to see about 8 tons of product a year, now more like a couple as we have gone to a Bauman drop spreader on our skidsteer
     
  6. dfd9

    dfd9 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,475

    Don't you have a couple for sale?
     
  7. CAPELAND

    CAPELAND Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    We have two of the Lesco brand Salt spreaders and they are only marginally better than
    some of the other junk we have broken in past winters
    All in all i haven't seen a great one yet
     
  8. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    :mechanic:the first snowex push spreader i had was not good, didnt ever make it 1 winter . plastic tub broke on mine 2 times. spreader worked good, but tub was junk, i think it was over 250.00. the newer ones look better built, to much money for me. i just use the earthways .i have salt dog also, tub heavy duty, but rest junk .i have learned they are just a replacement item you need .:waving:
     
  9. TJSNOW

    TJSNOW Senior Member
    Messages: 374







    :laughing::laughing:...............Already Sold to a guy near Grand Rapids
     
  10. chachi1984

    chachi1984 Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    we have the sp85.

    works well , but needs to be handled well. bolts the hold the tub to the frame need to be tighten every once and a while. make sure you keep it covered or inside when not in use or in the off season. i left mine outside after the winter and the gear box was seized. we had to take it apart and free it up
     
  11. svc turf

    svc turf Member
    Messages: 58

    Yes snowex push spreaders are way more durable and well built than the salt dogg spreaders. never had any problems with mine in 3 years. Side by side next to a salt dogg the snowex feels way more sturdy and well built. The bucket on the snowex is way thicker and has zero flex compared to the cheap salt dogg