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Are Buyers Spreaders Any Good ??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by papajnspa, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. papajnspa

    papajnspa Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Just wondering if theses spreaders are any good ?
  2. bobcatuser

    bobcatuser Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    I am happy with my Buyers 600# tailgate spreader. I added a Karrier vibrator and haven't had a problem using bulk salt. The spreader was purchased from northrentool.com
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Buyers are one of the cheaper spreraders out there, but considering that ther isn't much to a spreader they work just fine. We run the Meyers model 36000 spreaders that have a 600lb capacity and we replace the motors every 2 years and do lots of routine maintenance, I don't think the buyers would be any different. Salt has such a corrosive nature, on a tailgate spreader there isn't much difference in the plastic hopper types...I would go for it if you can get a good deal on one. payup
  4. wls

    wls Senior Member
    Messages: 319

    I have a 600# tailgate, works good.:)
  5. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I would really like to hear more feedback on the SaltDogg poly V spreader to see how IT is working out in the field. I've only actually seen one on a truck, and that belongs to a guy across town that has a couple of trucks. I was tempted to stop and give him a knock on his door and ask him about it, but didn't I may just still do that when I get on that side of town again, if his truck is there.
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    Still run one Buyers spreader with the exposed motor. Felt lucky if motor lasted 2 seasons. Started buying Snow Ex tailgate spreaders 4 years ago, no problems to date.
  7. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,160

    They work really well got a 600# Buyers. I've had to replace the motor once. Make sure you keep a extra motor and coupler on hand just in case.