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wich v-box spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by nj plower, Oct 4, 2008.

  1. nj plower

    nj plower Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 2

    i'm looking to purchase a new 8' v-box gas powered spreader in steel and can't deside on a brand. what do you guys think is the better one of the 4? or wich do most of you guys have?


    any input would be great thanks.
  2. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    I have had 2 8ft airflos for 12 years now.One with a Honda, the other with a Briggs. We replaced bushings once, and that's about it. We wash them after every use, and they stay stored inside. Both have been dependable salters. Our 16 yard Downeaster is hydraulic, and besides a pump issue at manufacturing, has proven quite reliable as well. Cant speak about the other brands from experience.
  3. nj plower

    nj plower Junior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 2

  4. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    I've ran a 10' Stainless buyers v-box for the past 2 years without any problems. I do not have any experience with the other brands but for the cost savings the buyers has been a good buy.
  5. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I run Smith Electrics so can't help with your choices
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Go with a Downeaster Stainless electric, you can't buy a better more bulletproof spreader, only problem I've ever seen is without a speed controller I seemed to break alot of spinner pins, losing the spinner from all the full speed start/stops. I lost one in the middle of a storm once and didn't find it until spring.........gotta carry a spare spinner or at least pins and salt with the window open and listen to the music.