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Which salter to buy?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brian Young, Feb 3, 2007.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I currently have a Meyers mini jr and it does ok at best. We just put a Sure-Flow vibrator on it and that made a world of difference! but the pattern it spreads is pathetic, after 1 full hopper laid down, it looks like we were never there. I cut the sheild back a bit and that seemed to help to spread the pattern out. My question is, is there a tailgate spreader that will spread bulk salt like a V box does? Question #2, how well do the poly hoppers with electric motors do? I need to lay down salt like a v box w/gas motor but would like to stick with a tailgate or something like a Salt Dog v box. Any feedback is appreciated.
     
  2. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    Snowex is very popular around here. I see many of the 1075 and 575 models around.. I am pretty satisfied with my 575. That is all I can tell you....
     
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I was really thinking of getting a Fisher 1000 or 2000 (swing away) for next season but if its going to be kind of the same thing then I would invest the $$$ in a V box.
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Why not get a salt Dogg or some other of bed-salter? I've got a Meyers Mate & I think it does about what you are saying. It seems to spread salt & de-icer pretty good, but w/ sand I can see a 12" trail behind me because it is too heavy to spread very far.
     
  5. LMG Masonry Inc

    LMG Masonry Inc Member
    Messages: 35

    payup:yow!: Love Mine !!!!!! Works GREATpayup

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  6. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Ditto on the Salt Dog!!!!!!! Works great no jams etc. Super tough box without rust issues. Will be purchasing more.
     
  7. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    LMG nice setup! I welded D rings a few inches up sidewall so they weren't in the way on floor so I could secure rear of sander pulling down and forward.
     
  8. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Well, I think I made my mind up. I think I am going with a Snowex 1875 (sander/salter), I havent seen this in action but it says it does what I need a tailgate spreader to do. I want to stick with a tailgate spreader only because if things dont work out between this guy and myself with bulk salt, I can still fill the hopper by hand. (he has a bobcat) and filling a v box by hand well, would be a ridiculous waste of time. Does any one else run one of these? and how does it spread?
     
  9. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,715

    I have a SnowEx 1075. I love it. Works really well; I wash it after each use and touch it up with a little Rust-0leum and looks brand new. The only thing I would change would be that right when you turn it on, it stays at the 99 spreading speed for about 4 seconds, then goes to the speed that you set. Other than that, no complaints.
     
  10. Earthscapes

    Earthscapes Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 577

    Salt Dogg !!!!!!!!!!
    Or you could go with the Snow-ex, that costs more and the frame rusts...
     
  11. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238


    I wonder if that can be stopped by using a different controller.......my 575 does the same thing......But then again I find that 90% of the time I am spreading at 99 anyway....

    D