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*tailgate spreader help*

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by vernislm, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. vernislm

    vernislm Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I got my first salting job this season. Its a small property around 18k square ft. I'm looking for advise on a spreader. Will be using bagged salt.
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    What Ever your purchase is, make sure you get a vibrator!
     
  3. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    If its the "only" lot you have to salt...I would just use a walk behind broadcast spreader.
     
  4. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985



    X2 on that.....I would Not go out an spend alot of money on a Tailgate Spreader if thats your only lot......Buy a decent walkbehind and keep your eyes open for a Good " Used" Tailgate spreader....






    My Wife will sell you hers....Its pretty worn out...:eek:
     
  5. thelettuceman

    thelettuceman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,216

    Matson:

    The vibrator would not be worn out if you did your job!!!1
     
  6. Plowman52

    Plowman52 Senior Member
    from Flint
    Messages: 146

    i would look at craiglist for one.... i got my first one for a 100.00 bucks not the best looking BUT it worked GREAT...
     
  7. vernislm

    vernislm Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    This is the only lot that I have, I hope to get a few more in the future. I picked up a used Snowex 1075. Where is a good place to buy a vibrator, is there a certain brand or size to get, Thanks for all the help.
     
  8. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    About Just above where the hopper gets very narrow.
    Did you get the pivot pro?
     
  9. vernislm

    vernislm Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Yes its a pivot pro, not on the truck yet but it looks like a nice unit.
     
  10. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,551

    No need for a vibrator with dry bagged salt. Save your money.
     
  11. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    Until you fill it up with 15 bags and start driving over some bumps and it gets all compacted down
     
  12. broncscott

    broncscott Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    If you only put the amount of salt you need for each application you won't have much trouble with it getting clogged up.
     
  13. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,032

    I'll remember that next time mine gets clogged up and I'm kicking the chute trying to free the salt.
     
  14. kipcom

    kipcom Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 455

    Hey dont listen to these "funny guys" you bought a good unit for a first timer. Make sure you keep your bagged salt >>>DRY<<< and the tub you put it in dry also. We have several of these units and have never used a vibrator, yes never...keep the bagged or bulk dry and the tub dry and no problems. Also look at getting a SnowEx storage box for the back of your truck. We use these for bagged and bulk and it keeps the salts nice and dry.
     
  15. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Goode choice on the 1075

    We use the 1075 as well as many other snowex spreaders. We have not had a problem spreading bagged material out of the 1075. Not to say someone hasn't but our experience has been good.
     
  16. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,551

    Well... Duh... :dizzy: