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4.5 Yard smith salt spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mrsops, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Bought this spreader last year its been a pleasure.. smith stainless steel salt spreader all electric NO GAS!! I'm done with the gas spreaders never again to many problems

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  2. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Looks very nice. How do you find the rate adjustment. Can you really put it on heavy when you need to. Also do you ever notice battery drain on large lots?
  3. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Dave the most i put in was 5 yards of salt it was crowned of course but the truck was heavy. I dont notice much battry drain when salting either. I must say its very quiet with the electic set up.
  4. rdbpower

    rdbpower Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    What did that set you back? Then is your dump electric? Im looking for the same thing you have for a fl 70 with a 16' contractors dump.
  5. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    A little over 11,000 well worth it thou.. Know my dump truck is hydraulic. This set up gets hooked up to the alternator and batteries of the truck. Contractor bodies come in handy like no other.
  6. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Sweet Rig :nod:
    Do the Smiths have an adjustable spinner and chain speed on the controller ? Or just on/off ?
  7. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    pretty sure just on and off. I have two stainless smiths and they are great
  8. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    This one has the adjustment i did pay a more money to get it that way.
  9. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Columbia i have the adjustment on mine..
  10. lilweeds

    lilweeds PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,178

    I've got an old 1.5 yard electric right now. You are right they work great. I assume yours is dual electric?
  11. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    I have a truck for you. if you are interested PM me
  12. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Why didnt you go with a hydo unit since you have a hydro dump bed?
  13. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Thats what i would have done and I own 2 electric V boxes. They are nice and I never will go back to gas but for a big unit hydraulics is the way to go
  14. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    They told me the hydro spreader was something like 15,000?
  15. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    wow thats high.. we have a 6 yard warren hydro on our kenworth hooklift and i think it was around 11k with the reworking for the valves and the controls
    we also have a 3.5 yard tarco hydro on our f550 hooklift and it was around 6k plus valves and controls..
    i have never had a electric spreader im not sure what the pros and cons are
  16. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Threeleaf i have a 2 yard monroe hydro on my ford super duty dump.. They hydro works real nice.. I do remember the hydro being more then the electric maybe thats why i went with electric this time.
  17. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    i really like the way the cute flips up . how long does it take to flip up
  18. mrsops

    mrsops Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    About a minute :laughing:
  19. threeleaf

    threeleaf Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    wow its a quicky:D
  20. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    is yours a tan colored box with the dual controls on it? and does it have the big junction box that everything gets wired into that goes under the hood? ..if so....have you gotten much use out of it, has it been reliable?
    PS i see yours has the real high inverted V...i've been saying i need to lower it for a year now :)