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downeaster or Smith electric V Spreaders

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mike9497, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    any one know how much the 8FT 1.0 to 2.0 yard electrics go for??? does anyone know of dealers for them in connecticut???
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2002
  2. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,154

    Im looking for a 6.5 ft or 7 ft electric v box too,1-1.5 yds would be plenty. They seem to be rare in short versions.
  3. snowplowjay

    snowplowjay Banned
    Messages: 890

    southford truck equipers is the guys i think im pretty sure

  4. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    The company will sell direct to you, I called about 2 months ago, asking if I could buy direct, no problem.

    I decided to by a Highway brand spreader instead.

  5. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Southford sells Ice-O-Way. None are electric. Faitfield Plows or Burquip (NY) sell Downeaster and Smith respectively.
  6. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481


    Collinsville Power Eq. in Farmington sells Downeaster. Hartford Truck Eq. sells Smith brand. I have had excelant service from both companys.

  7. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Ditto what Gene said. I just bought a Smith from Hartford Equipment last week. the smiths are bullet proof and very easy to maintain. I have have my older unit for 5 seasons and not one problem so far.
  8. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    welli got a price from hartford truck for the 1.5 yard electric downeaster for 2988.00 and a 2.5 left over from last year for 2500.00.i feel for my truck its going to be to big.its a f250 LD.i think im better off with the 1.5 what do you guys think????
  9. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    The unit itself may be big but you don't have to fill it to capacity.You will be saving $488 and be getting a bigger unit ,who know maybe you will find a bigger chassis to put it on .
  10. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Is either of the downeasters stainless? If not dont bother to buy them. get the smith electric stainless for just anotehr 600.00. In 5 yrs you will thank me. Also the State of CT DMV was wacking p/u and one ton dumps last storm with overweight fines. Seems we are in a fiscal crisis, and this the way to combat the deficiat. Anyway, the smith electric stainless is 200-250# lighter than the downeaster, so that will ley you carry more material as well.
  11. mike9497

    mike9497 Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    don`t get me started on the state of CT.i use to be a truck driver.now i do landscaping and im sure u know why dino.i have an old ford LA8000 dump and i don`t use it anymore and once again im sure you know why.