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Tailgate Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by TLLandS, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. TLLandS

    TLLandS Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I am new to this site, and am new in the salt spreading and ice management business. I have been involved with snow removal in various capacities for 12 years. I have usually been a subcontract plow for hire, or just strictly resi work.

    I am looking into tailgate spreaders versus a full box spreader. I have been looking at the Boss site for the types they have. I have not been able to determine if these are permanent, or can they swing away from the tailgate somehow to be able to get the tailgate down to get out blowers and what not out of the back of my truck. Maybe i haven't looked in the right areas for ths info, any insight would be appreciated. My commercial work is limited to 2 medium sized accounts, so that is why I was thinking taigate versus box spreader for now. Am I better off to go box spreader vs. tailgate? thoughts appreciated!!
  2. Not familiar with BOSS spreaders but looking at thier website quickly I didn't notice any swing away mounting system. The only ones I am sure offer this as mounting option are SaltDogg and Western. They both offer a swing away mount for an EMPTY tailgate spreader, however I know the SaltDogg wintergate is pretty expensive as an option (over $200).
  3. gunsworth

    gunsworth Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    I have been using a SnowEx 1075 for years with no problems, even added a vibrator to it so I can run bulk.

    Having access to my bed is nice, I would hate to have a box in it all winter. right now my accounts are small too so I usually only use 1 ton each storm
  4. Dano50

    Dano50 PlowSite.com Addict
    from CA
    Messages: 1,270

    Have you tried coating your spreader with Fluid Film? It will definitely help cut down on corrosion.
  5. orinicklawncare

    orinicklawncare Member
    Messages: 51

    the boss you can take off in a few seconds look in youtube to there smart hitch spreaders
  6. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,776

    What are you talking about? As far as I can tell no one talked about any corrosion.
  7. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    I was wondering the same thing.