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Walk behind SAND spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by croche1260, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. croche1260

    croche1260 Junior Member
    from 02131
    Messages: 25

    Can anyone recommend a walk behind sand spreader?

    New to snow removal (on my own) and need advice on sand application. I know salt will work in a walk behind, but would sand?
     
  2. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    Sand walk behind. Can we know why?
     
  3. croche1260

    croche1260 Junior Member
    from 02131
    Messages: 25

    Have a few small comercial properties who want sanding. Figure this is the cheapest way for the first year.
     
  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,971

    That's gunna be a ruff find. I'd say start the internet search now
     
  5. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    only one I know of that works with wet sand, & it aint cheap! Epoke brand
     
  6. croche1260

    croche1260 Junior Member
    from 02131
    Messages: 25

    Is there a better way to do it? Just shovel and toss it from truck? Only offer salt? Is there an advantage to sand over salt?
     
  7. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    salt melts ice, sand adds traction, chucking sand out back of truck is how I do it & I can do it pretty good, looks just like a spreader did it(though a bit heavier) Salt cost more then sand, but you need more sand to do a lot then salt, only sand should be used on gravel.