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The worlds fastest sidewalk salter !!!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Superior L & L, Dec 9, 2006.

  1. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    After getting a job that has a TON of sidewalks i decided to put this together. It can hold 750 lbs of salt at a time. We drop 75 bags per night with this set up and takes about 1 1/2 hours.

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  2. starc

    starc Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Cool idea ...
     
  3. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Thats cool.
    Running of electrical, from the looks of it? did you place a nice switch into one of unused switch holes?

    and suggestion, your warning light, not sure how you hooked it up, but there is a whole outside the top back side of the cab on either side, for that wiring harness, instead of pushing the light out, since there is some important electronics behind that light?

    Bobcat does sell a spreader, not sure what it holds, or how well it works,
     
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2006
  4. DBL

    DBL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    forget sidewalks use that thing on the whole lot
     
  5. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    The Bobcat one is about $4000.00 and doesnt hold as much. I have about $1000.00 plus payroll for one guy to wire it up.
     
  6. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Then if we did sidewalks, I would do what you did for sure.

    Have any speed control on it? to change the throw distance, that would be the only advantage I see to using the variable flow hydro
     
  7. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Yep fully variable from 0-9 it will throw 3-30' works great
     
  8. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    The light is just a cheap truck light that we plug into the cig lighter. Would like to have done it better but we have had to may other projects to complete before the snow comes.
     
  9. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513

    Sno-Way also manufactures a spreader for this application.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2006
  10. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    I would but the parking lot is 40 acres! We put 12 - 15 tons on it.
     
  11. Tony Clifton

    Tony Clifton Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    nice looking set-up.
    Are you only using salt, or have you tried ice melt.
    Lesco Ice Melt II in particular. I am thinking about getting that same spreader but want to be sure it will spread ice melt well and not clog.
     
  12. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Ive been running Tiger melt and now use ice devil works like a charm! For $800.00 that salter works great
     
  13. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    I hate to break it to you , but I have have about 2 mph on you with these guys....

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  14. crazymike

    crazymike Senior Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 639

    Ouch, I can't imagine loading that full of salt bags all night

    This year most of sidewalks can be done by jumping the curb in the truck or turning up the salter :p

    Cheating for the win ; )
     
  15. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Yeah I wish I could do that, but there is a no salt on concrete rule where we are plowing. Its all Icemelt. luckily the hoppers lower down to the ground.
     
  16. lawncare18

    lawncare18 Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Nice salter.. what do you use to clear all the sidewalks with???
     
  17. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    We have a 6' v blade for the Bobcat 185 and a 8' push box for the Mustang 2054
     
  18. Andy N.

    Andy N. Senior Member
    Messages: 236

    No worries with the heavy machines on sidewalks???
     
  19. salopez

    salopez Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    The sidewalks we do are 6" concrete and brick paver. Plus I have about 5 acres of total sidewalk to do....there is no other way.
     
  20. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Same here, there thick commercial sidewalks the old company used to drive there trucks on the walks (and damaged all the concrete with there steel edges). So i hope the bobcat will be ok.