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What spreader would work for this........

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Advantage, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I have an interesting scenario: I will be picking up a new truck and want to put a spreader in it. However, I do not want a tailgate spreader or a v box. It would be for mostly spot salting as I check accounts and the occasional small lot. I don't want a tailgate unit because I want to run bulk and load with a skid. I don't want a v box because it would be overkill and we have dedicated salt trucks, besides I'd like to keep my visibility if I can.

    Soooo, anyone have any suggestions for an electric unit that would fit my needs?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Chillerq

    Chillerq Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    Western makes a tailgate unit that is made for bulk salt...
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Trailer hitch spreader. You can take it off and throw it in the back of the truck when not using it.
     
  4. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I already have a SnowEx 1875 tailgate unit that can run bulk but you can't easily load tailgate units with a skid steer. That is why I am wondering if anyone can recommend a small low profile v box like unit that I can load with a skid steer bucket. One that is not too large that it obscures the rear visibility.
     
  5. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    We've never had any problems loading tailgate units w/ a skid..?..? just fill the corner of the bucket....

    Edit: what about this ? > http://www.snowexproducts.com/salt-spreaders/sp-3000
     
  6. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 183

    I can get you a SPHE 1500 cheap this is a 37" tall v box electric that hold 1.5 tons
     
  7. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    5 gallon bucket and scoop????
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Doesn't Curtis make a small v box that fits in a UTV and like snocrete said just corner bucket it to load the salt.
     
  9. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I may be interested but you''re probably too far away.
     
  10. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Meyer/Diamond has a 1 cy low profile one that can be loaded with a skid.... I think it would be ideal for your situation. If it were I, I'd just get a regular v box just incase something happens to your salt truck.......