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undertail gate spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mxer71, Aug 22, 2010.

  1. mxer71

    mxer71 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    I am looking for a electric undertail gate spreader, Does anyone have a used one for sale or know of any distributors giving good discounts right now, and also what brand does everyone recommend
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,794

    electric? I think snowex is one of the few companies making one. Everyone else is hydro.
  3. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    Snow ex, swenson, salt dogg, and truckcraft all make em. Downeaster, Swenson, and Truckcraft make tail gate replacements. I went with the swenson. A guy from Jersey also has one. Mine hasn't come it yet.
  4. smokejmpr

    smokejmpr Inactive
    Messages: 159

    we stock both snowex and saltdogg. prices starting at $3400.00
  5. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    I'm the guy from NJ- we were very pleased with the Swenson last season, took a little getting used to for the guy who uses it, he hated it first couple storms, but after a little tinkering we love it. One thing we noticed, the opening where the auger drops to the spinner is HUGE, we choked it down since we don't spread salt on roads. We had some trial and error with that, too small too big etc etc......but once we got it dialed in it was great. Also once you have the spinner running, leave it running, it does this weird auto cycle thing to clear it before and after running at the set speed. We leave the spinner going and turn off the auger to stop the feed, this worked well.....Any more Swenson questions ask away.......Oh and we just started going over our stuff for the season, this unit spent the summer inside on a pallet up on a shelf in the shop. It had a busy year and shows no signs of corrosion as yet, paint has held up well through the first year. You will likely have a little fab work to do getting it mounted up.....
  6. mxer71

    mxer71 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    How much does swenson run?
  7. ff610

    ff610 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    I have been searching for months now, and finally found the best deal with Equipment Specialists (Above on this post). I ordered the new SnowEx SP2200. I'm pretty stoked to use it, and it looked like a nice unit when I saw it at the show.

  8. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    My swenson was around $4500. Now I purchase the tailgate replacement. I have a narrow (78") bed, so the undergate was to long.
  9. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We have it on an F750, we use the under tailgate unit. It was around $4,000.
  10. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 450

    forestfireguy, how do you like your undertailgate unit?
  11. Cutter1

    Cutter1 Senior Member
    Messages: 243

    Norwin Rental in Irwin, Pa sells snowex. Not too far from you.
  12. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We like it alot, see my post above.