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what would you recomend for salting?

Discussion in 'ATV / UTV Snow Removal' started by pby98, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    i have an honda rancher that i plow with. i want to start salting my driveways. i was thinking of mounting somthing to the back rack to spread salt. or ive seen that some poeple pull a spreader behind them. what would you recomend. and also i want to salt my driveways only. not the street from job to job do typically salt spreader have like a shut off valve or somthing. where can i find a good spreader?
     
  2. RLTimbs

    RLTimbs Member
    Messages: 94

    I use a John Deere spreader I got fomr Home Debot.

    I like it alot.. and its built alot stronger than the one I bought from tractor supply (some p.o.s. black one)
     
  3. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    is it a trailer or do u mount it to the atv/tractor ?
     
  4. ATVGUY

    ATVGUY Junior Member
    from central
    Messages: 24

  5. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    cool. thanks for the info
     
  6. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Don't put to much weight hanging out over the rack I snaped my rack in half and I had about 100lb hanging over mine.
     
  7. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    yea i broke the front rack of my honda recon by putting to much weight on it.
     
  8. RLTimbs

    RLTimbs Member
    Messages: 94

    It's a trailer.
     
  9. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I have a tow behind Agri-fab that holds 250 lbs. It's been used commercially for four years spreading calcium. It'll make it another year or two. I keep it sprayed with Fluid Film and never drag it over 5mph. Bought it at Cabelas or Northern Tool.
     
  10. RLTimbs

    RLTimbs Member
    Messages: 94

  11. pby98

    pby98 Member
    Messages: 86

    isnt it hard to plow with a trailer on the back of your atv. or do you just unhook it when you get there?
     
  12. RLTimbs

    RLTimbs Member
    Messages: 94

    I only hook it up after I am done plowing.

    I hook it up then put salt in it and salt..
     
  13. mak104

    mak104 Junior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 2

    Have you actually spread salt with the John Deere and Agrifab? Everything I'm reading says they'll do ice melt, which is not salt.
     
  14. RLTimbs

    RLTimbs Member
    Messages: 94

    I used the John Deere spreader all last winter.

    It worked fine w/ salt.
     
  15. mak104

    mak104 Junior Member
    from Pa
    Messages: 2

    Great.Thanks.