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Down Easter ailgate spreader on Truck Craft aluminum insert

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by beezman, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. beezman

    beezman Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 7

    I have a TC 120 and I was looking at putting a tailgate spreader on it. I have looked very closely at the TC 130 D icer but I did not know if anyone has used another brands model. I like the looks of the spreader that Down Easter makes for their inserts. Any thoughts and pictures would be great. Thanks
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2011
  2. Pristine PM ltd

    Pristine PM ltd PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,891

    It is possible, but the only reason I would do it if is I needed a centre spray. The truckcraft works alot better then the downeaster. You would have to build a unit to place the downeaster on to fit the truckcraft dump.
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

  4. Puddle of Oil

    Puddle of Oil Member
    Messages: 89

    how much was the insert and spreader all together? if you buy both together do you get a bit of a discount? if you dont mind me asking.:)
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    I paid $3200 cash for the dump insert and $3000 cash for the salter. They were both end of season last in stock items. I bought the insert in PA and did not pay tax since it was out of state and I paid cash to the dealer and I bought the salter from another dealer on the West side of Cleveland for cash also and did not pay tax on it either. I looked around for 2 months for the best deal. But if you bought this setup for retail and had to pay tax you will be paying $10k at least plus tax for the whole setup. Plus I installed them myself and saved around $400 there also. As far as performance for the salter it is working out great.
  6. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    How did you get those deals?