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Difference between a Sander and a Salter???

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sawbones25, Nov 24, 2005.

  1. sawbones25

    sawbones25 Member
    Messages: 74

    I bought a V-box spreader and the previous owner said he used if for sand only. But the municipality I will be working for uses salt or sometimes a salt/sand mix.
    Did I buy something I can't use or are there any modifications I will need to make?

    The unit is a 1996 Hi-Way "P" model. It has a manually opened flow chute with an electric clutch for the spinner and chain, and a 8.5 hp Briggs and Stratton motor. The chain has flat bars that run across the bottom.

  2. ksland

    ksland Senior Member
    from ma
    Messages: 419

    Yup, you are all set, can spread any material with that.
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    The difference between a sander and salter is what you put in it.:D

    With a Vbox, like ksland said, you're all set. I'd say the previous owner was trying to make the point that he had never used salt in it because salt causes more corrosion damage than sand.
  4. sawbones25

    sawbones25 Member
    Messages: 74

    Thank you very much.
    I was getting worried there for a minute... :eek:
  5. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Probably about the same difference between a tomato and a tomaato. ;)
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    "You say POTATO, I say POTAATO".