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spreader question and polling

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by leon, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    Greetings,


    I am conducting a poll in this question so please bear with me;


    1. Would you buy or lease the last salt spreader you would ever need?


    2. Would you buy or lease the last salt spreader you would ever need

    (a) if it could be towed and set aside at the job site for later use and
    easily be reattached to the truck.

    (b) Preference of truck mounted in the box or a flat bed if desired?

    (c) If towed and allowing you to carry all extra salt plus sand and what is in the
    spreader itself.

    (d) Would you buy this spreader if it did not have a drag chain to feed a spinner
    and had a no clog feeding mechanism and delivery system.

    (e) Would you buy this spreader if the spreader allowed you to accurately deliver
    any deicing granular material with absolutely no waste and it allowed you to preset
    any desired spreading width and reduce waste with ease?

    (f) If the spreader was easy to clean would you wash it out with hot water and soap
    every day you used it?

    (g) Would you do the daily maintenance required when it is used everyday?

    (h) Would you buy this spreader if you knew it would have a high resale value?

    (i) Would you buy this spreader if you were asked to prepay for it after seeing a
    demonstrator work?

    (j) Would you buy it if you yourself knew you could repair it easily when ever it came
    necessary? Also knowing that parts are available quickly if needed?

    (k) Would you buy it if it did not require wiring it up to your current vehicle or fleet?

    Many thanks for your patience involving this inquiry about salt spreaders.


    Success,


    Leon
     
  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Buy the spreader, repair and maintain it yourself.
     
  3. Ipushsnow

    Ipushsnow Senior Member
    Messages: 314

    a) if it could be towed and set aside at the job site for later use and
    easily be reattached to the truck. NO

    (b) Preference of truck mounted in the box or a flat bed if desired? MAYBE

    (c) If towed and allowing you to carry all extra salt plus sand and what is in the
    spreader itself. NO

    (d) Would you buy this spreader if it did not have a drag chain to feed a spinner
    and had a no clog feeding mechanism and delivery system. YES

    (e) Would you buy this spreader if the spreader allowed you to accurately deliver
    any deicing granular material with absolutely no waste and it allowed you to preset
    any desired spreading width and reduce waste with ease? YES

    (f) If the spreader was easy to clean would you wash it out with hot water and soap
    every day you used it? NO

    (g) Would you do the daily maintenance required when it is used everyday? NO

    (h) Would you buy this spreader if you knew it would have a high resale value? YES, BUT NOT OVERPAY

    (i) Would you buy this spreader if you were asked to prepay for it after seeing a
    demonstrator work? NO WAY

    (j) Would you buy it if you yourself knew you could repair it easily when ever it came
    necessary? Also knowing that parts are available quickly if needed? YES

    (k) Would you buy it if it did not require wiring it up to your current vehicle or fleet? NO

    No interest whatsoever in a spreader that is towed. No way no how. Towing in snow sucks, backing trailers up in snow sucks even worse.
     
  4. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    1. Would you buy or lease the last salt spreader you would ever need? Buy


    2. Would you buy or lease the last salt spreader you would ever need

    (a) if it could be towed and set aside at the job site for later use and
    easily be reattached to the truck. It would have to be for a very very large site that a 4wd truck would be used to plow for the duration of a storm that didnt need the extra weight for ballast, and the salter could hold enough salt for the entire property

    (b) Preference of truck mounted in the box or a flat bed if desired? Flat bed

    (c) If towed and allowing you to carry all extra salt plus sand and what is in the
    spreader itself. ?

    (d) Would you buy this spreader if it did not have a drag chain to feed a spinner
    and had a no clog feeding mechanism and delivery system. No

    (e) Would you buy this spreader if the spreader allowed you to accurately deliver
    any deicing granular material with absolutely no waste and it allowed you to preset
    any desired spreading width and reduce waste with ease? Yes

    (f) If the spreader was easy to clean would you wash it out with hot water and soap
    every day you used it? Probaly not

    (g) Would you do the daily maintenance required when it is used everyday? Yes

    (h) Would you buy this spreader if you knew it would have a high resale value? Doesnt really matter

    (i) Would you buy this spreader if you were asked to prepay for it after seeing a
    demonstrator work? Nothing other than COD

    (j) Would you buy it if you yourself knew you could repair it easily when ever it came
    necessary? Also knowing that parts are available quickly if needed? Yes

    (k) Would you buy it if it did not require wiring it up to your current vehicle or fleet? Sure
     
  5. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    sounds like fantasy island to me. soap and water? its winter time stuff freezes

    JR