Any one have?

John DiMartino

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Location
Walden,NY
I have a friend with one,its about 3 yrs old,only has a litle 5 hp on it.He loves it,has had zero trouble with it,and he doesnt really believe in PM,he waits til it breaks for the most part,his is not stainless though.
 

Mick

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Location
Maine
SnowGodFather - Looks like a good spreader. Haven't heard much about them good or bad, but Curtis is supposed to be a pretty good company. One problem that I see is the 5hp Briggs. Get the upgrade - any upgrade. 5hp is seriously underpowered, IMO. Also, when I was looking into spreaders last Summer, I looked at one with a Briggs and Stratton. It came with instructions about what to do when it wouldn't start. I think it involved cleaning out the gas line. And it was an 8.5 hp for the same sized unit you're looking at - 1.7 cu yd. I wound up with an 11hp Honda.
 

JD PLOWER

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Somerville MA.
A relative of mine has one and he also has the 5hp. model and has'nt had a single problem, but he is a PM nut so his stuff lasts a while. He did mention that if your spreading (dry) straight salt the 5hp engine is fine but if you spread sand that might have tendency to "rock up" as he put it, you might have some trouble.
 
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thelawnguy

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Central CT
5hp should be big enough for a Curtis, as the engine runs a hydraulic pump, which in turn provides fluid to power the hydro drive spinner and conveyor.

Only doubts I would have, is that Landscaper Supply and Lesco seem to be the main dealers around here :(
 

landscaper3

Senior Member
Location
S. Maine
We have two 2yrd sanders one 10.5 hp Fisher and a 8hp Air flow and dont really like either! I think we are going to keep one of them then go with a hydro 3yrd or electric those damn little moters flood out so easy. Im with plowking on electric!
 
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SnowGodFather

Member
No upgrade, and I'm not to fond of B&S but they are not the best I guess it will have to do.

5hp runs a hyrdo drive, when you get down to the power at the motors the dealer says its like 9hp.

There is a dealer around here besides Lesco that wants to get some of these on the road, so I have a special price that is making it hard for me not to get one.

SS for the price of reg painted steal.

I was looking for your opinions and I guess it seems I will take him up on his offer.

BTW he stocks all parts for it too. And also sells bulk and bagged salt and ice melt. He out sells Lesco by 10-1 here. So every thing is prety fresh.

Thanks guys and gals.
 

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