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Tailgate salter question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by traviswalker007, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    I was informed the othere day that if i run a vibrator on my buyers 1000lb tail gate spreader i can switch from bag salt and load and spread bulk salt with no issues??? is this a true statement or not? i like the way bag spreads but bulk is much cheaper and less hassel. I was hoping to just shovel it from the dump into the spreader but im a litle cutious as ive heard horro storys with bulk salt in tailgate spreaders.... thanks
  2. 6feetdeep

    6feetdeep Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I just put a vibrator on mine (Buyers 800? 1000? not really sure, but its big), I run bulk/ treated salt w/ no problems. The only negative is the noise the thing makes when the hopper is almost empty. Quite loud at 3am when salting apt. complexes, that plastic really vibrates!!

    FISHERBOY Senior Member
    Messages: 542

    I had a buyers spreader we used bulk salt for 2 sesons in it, the only issue was if a hardl piece of rock salt jammed the spinner other than that no issues