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ATV Salt Spreader...

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by NJ Plowman, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    I want to mount a removable, small, 12volt salt spreader to the back of my Polaris quad. 50lbs capacity for use with rock salt is fine, with a simple on/off switch mounted to the handle bars. I want the max spread width to be 36 inches.

    The machine currently has a Cycle Country 48" Plow with electric lift solenoid w/handlebar control and handlebar mounted angle control. I have a Meyers 36000 salt hopper on the back. Obviously the current hopper is way to big (but it was lying around so we used it). I want to replace it with one with the above specs.

    Anybody have any pics or specs on any ATV mounted salt spreaders? Installation photo's? Mods?

    Thanx... :drinkup:
  2. sk187

    sk187 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    We bought a little one from Cabelas, it is intended to be a grass seed spreader but works great with rock salt.

    It can mount or unmount in less then a minute and holds a 50lb bag easy.

    We use it for salting sidewalks at a large mall.

    The only pic I have of it right now is below but if you want any more pics I can always go take some more.

  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,760

    Herd Spreaders

    Most amazing (made in america) well built, beautiful pattern spreader around
    and the same price as that cycle country POS spreader.
  4. Lawnscape89

    Lawnscape89 Senior Member
    Messages: 213

    I know you are asking for something smaller, but this is a pic of mine. It has a switch to start and stop the spinner PLUS it has an electric solenoid to open & close the "chute". Since it's a broadcast spreader, I added the rubber sides which also keeps all chemical off of the machine.

    You can get more info from a previous post...scroll down and you see my setup.


    Brute Force 01A.jpg
  5. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Hey SK,

    Yes, I would love to see a few more pics if you could...
  6. maximus44

    maximus44 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    HI there.
    I'm in Toronto(Canada)lol.
    I bought one from a place called Princess Auto in MIssissauga. It holds 80lbs of salt ,and it cost me $88.00
    I works great! dont have a pic,but if you go onto their website you can see a pic.
  7. Daner

    Daner PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,187

    A Herd seeder will fling It out too far close to 40'...unless you make up some kind of deflector
  8. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Wow, 40'...a 3 to 4 foot spread is fine!