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spreader

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by First Responder, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. First Responder

    First Responder Senior Member
    from 48015
    Messages: 256

    Looking to purchase a spreader for a sportsman, any thoughts on the different spreaders on the market would be greatly appreciated. Any pros/cons between manufacturers, tow behind, hitch mounted, ect.
     
  2. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I bought a cheap 125 lb 12V spreader Bought for $30, then I took belt out of a baler and made a deflector. Works well I can change the height to do 36'' walks 48'' walks 60'' walks With running the belt the icemelt drops right behind the atv not in the grass
     
  3. First Responder

    First Responder Senior Member
    from 48015
    Messages: 256

    Great idea with the deflector, I was pondering what to use for one. Thank you for your info!
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Glad to help I think I have a thread in the ATV section Show photos of it
     
  5. First Responder

    First Responder Senior Member
    from 48015
    Messages: 256

    I will try to find it!
    Thanks again
     
  6. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I couldn't find it but did find some photos of it

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  7. First Responder

    First Responder Senior Member
    from 48015
    Messages: 256

    Very nice set up! How did you mount the spreader.....I was looking at the hitch receiver mount but I was afraid that it didn't look too sturdy.
     
  8. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    when my 3 pt hitch is on sets on it summer time I have a hand made receiver with a mount hooks there and second place on the rack
     
  9. sublime68charge

    sublime68charge PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    I just got this two months ago and all I have done is seed down some woodland trails but I hope to also use it for ice duty this winter

    Curtis fast cast 300 spreader

    I know its bigger then what the atv can hold but will only load it 1/3 full
    Sorry for the dark pics but I don't have lights in this garage yet

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  10. jturkey69

    jturkey69 Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    We are using snowex 325 spreaders on our two arctic cat tbx. We have had to modify the auger assembly already due to too much salt coming out...we use sidewalk salt, so it's more fine then halite/rock salt. We bought the gate closures for the snowex 575 and will install them tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes
     
  11. TGS Inc.

    TGS Inc. Senior Member
    from Detroit
    Messages: 569

    +1 on the SnowEx! We have used them on our quads for years. Run bagged salt through them. Have used different hitch types over the years.