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what sander should i buy

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Ziob34, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    i've read alot of the goods and bads on here just curious what peoples recommendations are for an 8' truck bed sander short chute.....i'm thinking of going with the western or fisher poly spreader with the chain drive 1.5 yard. any thoughts on brands or ones NOT to even consider. whatever i buy i take care of and would like to have it around for a while.
     
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Stainless, two electric motors. If you are doing primarily sand, bed chain over auger.
     
  3. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    thanks for the input we don't sand a ton just a few hills probably would actually have the sander spreading a total of an hour an entire storm.
     
  4. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I have the western 1.8 yard and i really like it. I have a couple videos on youtube of it.
     
  5. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I have a FSP salt and sand Spreader. I bought it last winter before that I had a Pro-Flow 2. The Pro Flow 2 did a pretty good job spreading sand but it was made for more of a salt application and I definitely maxed out it's capabilities. I am pretty sure you could pick one up for around $2000.

    I love the new henderson. The henderson is awesome because it is sefl contained. It is completly wireless. The engine starts off a motorcycle battery. I control it with a wireless remote. I pick this unit up for just under 4G's. I feel I got way more bang for the buck with the henderson. I have the 2 yard spreader. I run multiple trucks and like being able to move from one truck to another. My guess is that you could get a smaller one. I feel this spreader is Superior to the new western and tornado's.

    Let me know if you have any more questions

    Here is the link to the henderson
    http://www.henderson-mfg.com/fsp.htm
     

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  6. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    like that its wireless saves alot of pain in the ass moving from truck to truck. any idea where a dealer would be in the connecticut area?
     
  7. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 457

    What happens if someone loses the remote? Do you have a back up remote or have they made it easy enough to do it the hold fasion way and have to get out of the truck and turn it on?
     
  8. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    i'm thinking you mount it to the dash somewhere and leave it there you just don't have to fuss with all the wiring through the truck.
     
  9. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    My wetsern took about 1hr to wire up. It was easy as can be.
     
  10. PhilFromErie

    PhilFromErie Senior Member
    Messages: 263

    I have a western Tornado and i would recommend it. not having to worry about a motor on the back i think is a huge plus. Only gripe is that you sometimes get two heavy trails directly under spreader other than that that it runs like a dream.
     
  11. 05 superduty

    05 superduty Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 43

    I have the generation 2 tornado 1.5 in the back of my 2005 f250 supercab shortbed and im happy with it. Separate conveyor/spinner speeds, controller sounds when its empty, the material stays dry because of the lids even overnight, and believe it or not i put it in and take out the truck myself. For me it was the best and i'd only buy western.
     
  12. Ziob34

    Ziob34 Senior Member
    Messages: 182

    thanks everyone i'm thinking of going with western or fisher 2nd generation poly.
     
  13. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Good Choice.
     
  14. ForestEdgeSnow

    ForestEdgeSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 136

    I like western and and run all western plows I looked at the western very closely and the only issue I had was that it was more expensive than the hederson. What I like about the henderson is that it has a gas motor the only draw is that is loud if you are going to be doing apartment complexes. The remote is only around $100 and I carry two just incase I drop it some how in a snow drift. I like that it does not draw any amps off of my truck since I am already running aux lights a plow the radio and a heater wipers and a 2 way radio. These are just my thoughts I am pretty sure you will be happy with both.

    Justin
     
  15. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    There is a fix now for the trail problem. We were just shown it in Fisher school. It is a bolt-on fix.
     
  16. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    I have the 1.5 in a f-250 pickup shortbed and its a good spreader. The chutes adjustable so it can mount in a pickup or a dump truck if you ever decide to swap. Depending on what brand plow you have, the western tornado, fisher polycaster and blizzard ice chaser is all the same unit.
     
  17. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    What type of bolt on fix??