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Western or SnowEx salt spreaders

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by TurfSolutionsMN, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    I am strongly considering buying a salt spreader, but I don't know which one to buy. I am looking at a Western Pro Flo 2 or the SnowEx Bulk Pro 1875. Which one do you think would be better to buy? It just seems to me that SnowEx is way ahead of the game and they are also about $400 cheaper at the dealer.
     
  2. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I have an 1875. It's a good spreader, just a little on the small side for me.
     
  3. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you really are compairing two different animals... the proflow 2 would kicks its but hands down.... if your looking for a great , friendly economic spreader... i have a magnum with a vibrator... Magnum was baought last year by Meye , im not big on meye products , but its the exact same spreader, same every thing... I would highly ocnsider it, i think it will prefore very , VERY close to the proflow, but might be much cheaper, and have half the moving parts
     
  4. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    So why dont you think the SnowEx , is so much worse than the Pro Flo. I think the SnowEx is more user friendly, this would be my first year spreading Salt & Sand. I dont have a Meyer Dealer with in a close range for parts. Any info would be great
     
  5. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    I guess the dealer thats sells SnowEx Also sells Meyer. I looked at the make The Blaster that spreads sand & salt.
     
  6. dirtmandan2

    dirtmandan2 Senior Member
    Messages: 275

    I have a snowex 1875. it works great. only thing i have trouble spreading is wet salt/sand, I have to have another guy ride back there because it likes to bridge, bulk salt works great.
     
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    you have never used a prflow 2 - with a convoyer.... does the snow ex use that set up?

    the magnuim, is by fare the best i ever used, and the vibrator keeps even wet salt flowing , no problems
     
  8. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    SnowEx Uses a auger then right to the spinner, it also has a vibrator on a v shaped plate above the auger. Im asking these questions cause I want to get the best bang for my buck
     
  9. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    really liek i said go with the meyer unit.. i know the contorler isnt as facny., but trust me it works wonders... i run all bulk salt... we dump it in the hopper dirrectly, we have also dumped it in the bed, and shoveled it in the hopper. we have also use 5 gal buckets

    its a simple unit, has an auger , and a vibrator, just like the snow ex. .... it has a WAY bigger motor ... that thing runns every year with out fail. I have said it before, i wish they made a Vbox this simple, its way more reliable

    as for the proflow 2, thats more like a mini V box with how it works... like i said i dont think you on the same playing field comparing the two, lots of ppl on here really like the pro2