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spreaders

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by GeoffD, Dec 23, 1999.

  1. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Right now i only use V box spreaders. This is because in maine everyone uses a sand/salt mix, once every 10 years someone will use pure salt. We plow an office complex with about 3 miles of walkways. We have been salting the walkways with our toro workman and a tow behind spreader. I want to keep the workman at the shop, and might buy a single stage salt spreader for one a pickup. Anyways how do these single stages work? Do any of you own one? The walkway is wide 10 feet wide so the spread must adjust to that, so not to salt the lawn.<p>Geoff
     
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Geoff<br>If you use a single stage you will need to use a FREE flowing DRY material.They will clog with wet, or large granuals. Have you looked at downeasterns line of spreaders? They have a full line, including a small v box that fits a JD gator type utility truck, and a two stage tailgate spreader.<br>If you are worried about salt damage try magic -0 coated salt. It runs about 7.50$ per 50 lb bag and I can set you up with the distributer, and have a bulk shipment sent to you. They do a 1 pallet minimum with 50 bags per pallet.e-mail me <br>plowking35@aol.com<br>and I will send you the particulars.<br>Also where in Maine are you? I have good friends that live in Sebec and I go up at least 4-5 times a year.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment Think Snow
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Geoff<br>If you use a single stage you will need to use a FREE flowing DRY material.They will clog with wet, or large granuals. Have you looked at downeasterns line of spreaders? They have a full line, including a small v box that fits a JD gator type utility truck, and a two stage tailgate spreader.<br>I personally use v box type spreaders. My truck has a smith stainless steel with electric motor. It is great, no gas engine, no fouled plugs, no noise. Just flip a switch and it goes. The apartment/condo crowd loves them. <br>Downeasterner makes a similar unit. <br>If you are worried about salt damage try magic -0 coated salt. It runs about 7.50$ per 50 lb bag and I can set you up with the distributer, and have a bulk shipment sent to you. They do a 1 pallet minimum with 50 bags per pallet.e-mail me <br>plowking35@aol.com or try my web site<br>www.thehousedoktor.com<br>I should have a magic-0 page up soon.<br>and I will send you the particulars.<br>Also where in Maine are you? You should also try the SIMA site.<br>www.sima.org<br>We will be having our annual meeting and show in Prtland Maine this year, and we would love to see you there. They are the only trade orginization for the snow removal industry, and they are first rate.<br> I have good friends that live in Sebec and I go up at least 4-5 times a year.<br>Dino<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment Think Snow
     
  4. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    I really wanna get the workman out of the snow. If i do anything i will be a tailgate spread 1 or two stage on a truck. I just wanna make sure that when you spread, you can controll the with. Why spread 25 feet of salt when ya only need to spread 10.<p>Geoff
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Get the optional reistat control, that will limit the speed of the spinner<p>----------<br> Professional Ice and Snow Management <br>Products:Services:Equipment Think Snow
     
  6. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Almost all spreaders should come with a reostat controller, if not, the wiring is very simple and you could probably get one from a hardware store and make one yourself.
     
  7. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    I have a Magnum 575 tailgate spreader. It is a 2" receiver mount. It has a speed controller that lets me set the spread from 5' to 40'. I added a Cougar vibrator from J-Thomas and it spreads bulk great. I have had to use bulk lately as all the suppliers that sell bagged salt are sold out due to the recent freezing rain storms. I paid $950 for the spreader and $200 for the vibrator. If you are looking for a good, inexpensive tailgate spreader, I highly recommend the Magnum. Check out www.imperialelectric.com scroll down to the spreader section.

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  8. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Hello,

    You guys need to read the date that thread was started.

    Geoff
     
  9. 04superduty

    04superduty PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,354

    LOL, very true Geoff. Of course i have done this before to. :D :D
     
  10. EJK2352

    EJK2352 Senior Member
    Messages: 192

    Boy I sure missed the thread start date. :dizzy: So GeoffD did you ever buy a tailgate spreader????????
     
  11. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Never bought one. Infact 2 years ago I sold the biz, and now work for the Goverment.

    Geoff
     
  12. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Holy crap, I didn't realize that post was almost 5 years old.