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Best tailgate spreader for bulk sand?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by canoebuildah, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. canoebuildah

    canoebuildah Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    I have access to bulk sand/salt mixture that the town uses on their big trucks. It is wet and gritty. I'd like to use a tailgate spreader. I have been reading through previous posts and it seems like I can add a vibrator to a tailgate spreader.

    Has anyone had any luck with that type of setup?


  2. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Not sure of any tailgate spreaders that will handle that. Plus if it will work you will need to fill the spreader once you get to the site. Driving around with the wet stuff will pack it so tight it will never spread. JMO
  3. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    My Western Pro Flow 2 will spread sand/salt. I agree with filling the salter once you are on site.
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    My Western 1000 will spread sand/salt too. But not the wet heavy stuff the city uses. The original poster wanted to spread what the city uses.