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v-box with auger

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bad93blaster, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. bad93blaster

    bad93blaster Member
    Messages: 62

    does anybody make a stainless 2yd sander with a auger? kinda want to stay away from the plastic ones.
     
  2. bad93blaster

    bad93blaster Member
    Messages: 62

    so its either a poly setup or conveyor style stainless?
     
  3. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I have a plastic spreader (PolyCaster) and wish I didn't. Backed into some trees, and cracked it. I can still use it, but it's going to be over $2 grand to fix it. I have no choice to replace the whole hopper. SS can be pounded, cut, welded, riveted, etc. I love the electric motor, would never go gas again. I believe Air-Flow makes a SS spreader, with two electric motors. That's what I would be looking at next.

    Any reason you specify auger over bed chain?
     
  5. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Well just keep an eye out for those trees. They can come out of no where.
     
  6. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    That's why I'm building a beefy steel guard around my new salt dogg.There's actually a whole bunch more snow banks than trees I have to worry about.And of course you always have to worry about the Paris Hilton types driving behind you way too closely.
     
  7. terraventure

    terraventure Member
    Messages: 52

    I don't worry about backing into things I am more worried about idiots in their SUV's running into me. I took out a full replacement insurance policy on my salter just for that reason.
     
  8. bad93blaster

    bad93blaster Member
    Messages: 62

    stailess is easy to repair. poly is a $2,300 part every time it breaks.

    i like the idea of the auger because nothing falls under it so it will easy to clean the truck after
     
  9. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I have a bumper that slides in my receiver hitch. It helps, but in this case the trees were leaning in towards the truck.
     
  10. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    i like the looks of the smith spreaders. anyone know what a 6 ft model would run $$$?