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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by AMS77, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. AMS77

    AMS77 Senior Member
    from 43964
    Messages: 131

    Has anyone run bulk salt thru this spreader?
  2. 86 CJ

    86 CJ Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 268


    I ran about 8 yards through mine last season, it did fine. The trick is to find the dryest salt you can and place a grate on top while loading to keep the big chunks out, other wise it will cloge the bottom chute and you will be out trying to clear it half the night. The vibrator does a good job with helping as well, just keep it on.
  3. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    I have ran about 60 tons through mine. Like 86 CJ, I built a screen for mine to catch clumps. I just bolted in four L brackets and laid some 3/4" #9 expanded metal on top.
  4. AMS77

    AMS77 Senior Member
    from 43964
    Messages: 131

    Thanks for the tips guys . I will definitely build a screen for the the top.