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Spreader Question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by IA snoman, Jan 13, 2005.

  1. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    I am looking to buy a tailgate spreader. I am considering a 2 stage that will spread salt and sand. I was considering a western pro flo 2. Can anybody tell me what they are going for? Found one in the paper brand new in box for $2150. I went to my dealer and he didn't have a price. He was steering me towards a Snowex/trynex 1075. The price was $1500. Is this good or a bad price. Is this a good spreader or not. I recall hearing a lot of good things about the western spreaders, any comments about the snowex/trynex spreader? :confused:
     
  2. rgjlawn

    rgjlawn Member
    Messages: 65

    pro flow 2 :gunsfiring: is best bang for buck. we've had 2 in last 3 years. traded old one in for 1000.00 differents. works great with salt and sand. 22.2300.installed is dealer price.
     
  3. burgundybob

    burgundybob Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    western spreader parts

    I am trying to repalace the motor on my Pro flo I and do not want to pay list from the dealer. The motor comes without any i.d. from Western. I took it to Grangers and they are not able to match it up by eyeball. The list is $333. Is this reasonable? Should I just go ahead and order it from the distributor or is there a cheaper way to go? Is there a secret to winterizing the motor so it dosen't corrode? Other than this no complaints.
     
  4. REED384

    REED384 Senior Member
    Messages: 21

    spreader

    i have a trynex for about 4 years and outher than the cable for the gate locking up i am more than pleased ,by the way if you get one and get the gate trash the cable and let me know i have a electric gate set up on mine and i can make you one for about 100 bucks if you supply the gate it self.
     
  5. IndySnowPlow

    IndySnowPlow Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 214

    TRynex / SnowEx 1075 is salt only....The SnowEx 1875 is for salt & sand mix.

    I have used the trynex products and have had no issues.
     
  6. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Thanx Indy! I didn't notice that. I told him I wanted to be able to spread both sand and salt. He has a price of 2120.40 listed for this spreader (1875) and I guess that I wanted to buy the Pro flo but he told me they were way more expensive doesn't seem like it too me.
     
  7. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    Is there anybody on the net who sells Western spreaders?
     
  8. HOLLYWOOD

    HOLLYWOOD Member
    Messages: 70

    IA snowman I sent you a PM
     
  9. snoluvr

    snoluvr Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 266

    I have a fisher speedcaster 2..works escellent.I have a few posts on it already. I did notice it seems to use a lot less salt or dry sand than wet mix to cover a lot..more money for product but lasts longer..I have had it 2 seasons and as long as you grease the fittings and wash it out, it wont let you down..I think they go for $1900, cash and carry..
     
  10. whitegrass

    whitegrass Junior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 3

    Trynex/Snow-ex

    IA snowman,
    Just received a quote from a dealer in Prairie Du Chien WI. for the Sand Pro 1875 9.0 cu unit for $1967.00 D&J Toppers& Truck Acces. 608-326-4766 :waving: