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What height for tailgate spinner

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bhmjwp, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    I am installing a new Saltdogg TGS07 tailgate spreader. This is my 1st spreader where I have a lot of flexibility on height adjustment. I would like as low as possible and still get a 20' spread pattern. I thought someone could save me a lot of trial and error. This is also the tallest spreader I have owned to fill. So any height I save will save on loading from the ground.

    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,319

    Keep in mind the lower you mount the spreader the likelihood of spinner getting damaged is increased. I raised my Meyer about 4 1/2" and built a heavy cash bar for it.
     
  3. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Lower it is less area it covers Higher it is wider the coverage

    My tailgate spreader spinner is 30'' off the ground Have a bumper wraps around it
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Loading You load it from in the bed
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,003

    No, it blocks the T.V.
     
  6. bhmjwp

    bhmjwp Senior Member
    from kcmo
    Messages: 309

    I load from pallets staged at accounts. Have sidewalk guys to load-but still!
    Main question is at what height of spinner gives 20' spread distance. Might just have to experiment tomorrow.
     
  7. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    I wouldn't want the spinner any lower than my bumper step.