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Whats the best Snowex, Saltdogg....

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by grasmancolumbus, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Looking to buy a larger spreader was lokking to get some feedback
    Snowex 7550 or a saltdogg 2.0 yard or the Poly hawk or.......??????
    Any help would be great Thanks
     
  2. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Snowex= powder coated rust bucket the salt dog is all stainless and aluminum
     
  3. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Does the saltdogg have an auger or conveyer
     
  4. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    auger works great for wet and dry material
     
  5. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    I have a 1.5 Poly Salt Dogg and love it. Cant go wrong with Salt Dogg
     
  6. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    Salt doggg

    Really surprised to hear so many good things about the Salt Dogg> My first spreader was a Buyers and I hated it. Sounds like I should give them another chance
     
  7. MnM

    MnM Senior Member
    Messages: 289

    first year with the Blizzard Ice Chaser and I have nothing but good things to say about it. DONT GET A SNOWEX. You will regret it. just my $0.02
     
  8. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    Snow ex2400. Best spreader I have ever used.

    J.
     
  9. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Western Tornado looks good and is good!!!!!!
     
  10. Cooter24

    Cooter24 Senior Member
    from NE Iowa
    Messages: 268

    The Tornado and its siblings only fault are its capacity.
     
  11. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    SnowEx is OK if you like rusted frames and replacing their JUNK controllers !!!!
     
  12. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    ...don't forget about their underpowered spinner motors! ...anything bigger than a peastone and it jambs.:realmad:
     
  13. grasmancolumbus

    grasmancolumbus Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    What do you guys like or dislike about having a gas powered unit? I would think it would be easier on the truck and have more power than electric ? got a price on a swenson poly hawk for 4020 w/ briggs or
    3500 w tuchemsah
     
  14. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    Grassman I have 2 ss v-box spreaders with gas motors. A gas powered v-box will put down a higher volume of salt than an electric powered spreader and spreader a wider path. However you also get the headaches of dealing with a gas powered engine. I have never personally owned a hydraulic spreader but they have to be the best way to go if you have central hydraulics.
     
  15. plowtime1

    plowtime1 Senior Member
    Messages: 446

    Gassman,

    we purchased three saltdoggs 2 yard, does the job for us. however it's well suited hence the word "saltdogg". we use ours for sand/salt; a bit tricky for settings in the beginning but works well if sand/salt mix is somewhat dry; we store our mix, so there is virtually no issues. not bad for pricing either.