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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Detroitdan, Dec 31, 2005.

  1. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    Was going to buy a hitch mount spreader, but then I saw the heavy duty walk behind spreader and thought that looked cool. Now I'm thinking I need to be able to spread sand/salt mix. I know the hitch mount is for salt only, can the walk behinds throw mix? What about tailgate sanders? They are too much money, but if I can't find a way to spread mix I might just not buy anything. I don't want to get something that will tie the bed of the truck up all winter, and I don't want to have it loaded by a loader and get my fenders all wrecked.
     
  2. mrplowdude

    mrplowdude Senior Member
    Messages: 315

    I had a Sno-way tailgate unit and I would mix sand and salt from bags from the home depot and it worked ok. Not like a big V box but it would do the job. I think theres one for sale on this board.
     
  3. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Get a Western Pro Flo 2 best tailgate salter for wet or dry material
     
  4. SGLC

    SGLC Senior Member
    Messages: 132


    The Speedcaster is the same unit from Fisher correct?
     
  5. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    It is Fishers Speedcaster 2 that is the same as the Western Pro Flo 2
     
  6. SGLC

    SGLC Senior Member
    Messages: 132



    That's what I meant.
     
  7. kyle volz

    kyle volz Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 33

    I have a SnowEx 1875 tailgate spreader and it works fine for salt/sand mix or just sand. Holds approx. 550lbs of salt to give you an idea of the size.

    Good luck.
     
  8. bnewell

    bnewell Banned
    from Ohio
    Messages: 91

    Meyer makes a nice walk behind

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  9. somm

    somm Senior Member
    Messages: 200

    meyer (a plowsite sponsor, click top bar icon) also makes an awesome poly v we're considering.

    if u got confined areas walk spreader's best, otherwise one-pass of 25+ foot swath with the tailgate / vbed spreader in larger areas.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2006
  10. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    I looked at the Meyers walk behind, but I thought it will only throw salt, not mix? I'm thinking about a Buyers tailgate spreader now
     
  11. bnewell

    bnewell Banned
    from Ohio
    Messages: 91

  12. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    the guy at the Meyers dealer said it is only for rocksalt, or bagged icemelt. I am pretty sure he meant they wouldn't throw mix. I dont know what "topdress" means, but when they say sand are you sure they mean mix? because the mix I get is reasonably fine and rock-free, but it is always so wet I dont know that I would describe it as free flowing. I wish I could be sure, because I do like the hotshot. I'm also looking at the Buyers stuff, seems a little cheaper than the big name guys. Buyers has a spreader based on a 55 gallon plastic drum for a hopper, but I haven't found much info on it. There one on Ebay right now, they're asking $636 for it. Only about $600 more than I can afford right now! But, it looks pretty interesting for the money, and it says it will throw whatever I need to.
    Maybe tomorrow I'll stop in at the Meyers dealer again, ask him for certain, maybe try to get a demonstration. This is a guy that sells and installs Meyers/Diamond spreaders and plows, and he says the only thing he uses in his lot is one Hotshot.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2006
  13. bnewell

    bnewell Banned
    from Ohio
    Messages: 91