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Cheap Way to Buy/Setup a Salt Spreader for my trailer hitch?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by lindenwood, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. lindenwood

    lindenwood Junior Member
    Messages: 13

    What is the cheapest way to setup a spreader for my trailer hitch on my truck. I need to be able to attach it to my trailer hitch.

    Please email: blattnerm@hotmail.com

  2. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    SnoEx had a salter with an easy hook up to the trailer hitch.
  3. Subicbay

    Subicbay Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    I have used a snow EX tailgate salter. They work very well and 1 guy can put it on and off very easily. I may be selling mine this year if interested.
  4. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    My meyer 36000, lookin at about $350.00 what you see in the pic......... Is it snowin yet?


  5. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 477

    Ive had good results with snoex as well
  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Wow, really? Those 2 bolts and a piece of angle hold that thing alright when it starts bouncing? Remind me never to drive behind you... :eek:

    To answer the OP's question, the Snowex 575 is well respected as an entry level salt spreader, they come with the hitch mount, harness, and controller. You'll be spreading salt within an hour of opening the box, and it will pay for itself in the first 1-2 storms.
  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    I was going to post the same thing! :eek::eek::eek:

    I would not even trust that empty.
  8. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    I just repainted it and put it on the truck to make sure everything worked. I made two bars that go to the stake pockets to keep it from bouncing,its solid. There are 5 gussets on the angle iron to stiffen it up. Plus the bolts are grade 8. Been running this for 2 years no problems. Less weight means more salt
  9. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Hey man, as long as it works and doesn't go anywhere. From your pics, it looks like a lot of stress right at the point where the 2 bolts are, with all of the weight behind it.
  10. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    I have a snow ex hitch mount, if you want it. I was gonna scrap it for the .25$ I was gonna get for it but I'll give it to you for a dollar! Jk take it!
  11. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    Just showing an example of a hitch setup. It works for what I do.
  12. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    I just took a scotts 1000 spreader, got my trusty stick welder out, and made up a few brackets out of 10 gauge steel. It slides right in the hitch like it was made for it. I have a young kid ride on the tailgate, and have him keep dumping salt into the spreader. If the salt bridges up a bit, and doesn't want to come out right, I just have the kid kick it a few times. It's like I spent 300 dollars for one of them fancy viberators I hear you guys talking about all the time. This year since the kid has been complaining about being cold, I decided to build some 4 foot tall side boards around the spreader so I can put more salt down without stopping the truck. That way he can keep his hands in the pockets of his sweatshirt and not have them hanging out in the wind and snow as often. I am hoping to be able to put about 1,000 pounds of salt in each load. Well I have to go start fabricating, snow is just around the corner.
  13. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,912

    :jester: xysport
  14. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    how does the spinner turn?
  15. dellwas

    dellwas Senior Member
    Messages: 369

    The kid! :yow!: