downeaster or Smith electric V Spreaders

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Member
Location
Kansas
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.

Rick
 

gene gls

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Granville, MA.
Mike

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

Gene
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
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.
Johnny D, CALL MEEEEEEEE
860-608-1842
 
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mike9497

Senior Member
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????
 

cat320

2000 Club Member
Location
stoneham,ma
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 .
 

plowking35

2000 Club Member
Location
SE CT
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.
Dino
 
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mike9497

Senior Member
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.
 
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