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Can I spread bulk salt through a tailgate spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by wwhite, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. wwhite

    wwhite Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have a buyers tgso5 spreader and I use a fertilize spreader on back of my tractor. I was just wondering if I could use bulk salt with these spreaders? If so I was going to purchase another tailgate spreader if I could use bulk. I have never dealt with bulk salt but i figured i could lay a piece of expanded metal to on top of the spreders to screen the clumps of salt out. I currently run three trucks and a tractor and in a years time I could save alot of money if this works. Bulk salt would defiantly save money using my brine maker. Thanks for any advice
  2. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,247

    yes just keep it dry and empty when done
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Buy and install a vibrator. Bulk will always clump and jam. Vibrator will keep it working.
  4. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    A vibrator is a must. As long as you have that, it will work.
  5. wwhite

    wwhite Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Thanks for the advise. I will get some bulk ordered. I can get it delivered for 85 a ton and the cheapest I pay for a bag is 4.50. This will save me alot of money over time. I already have a concrete pad and place to put it. Just need a top for it. Thanks once again.
  6. Flawless440

    Flawless440 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,543

    each time u spread turn the vibrator on then the spreader... We use bulk all the time