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Dump Truck Tailgate Spreader

Discussion in 'DownEaster' started by fms, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I've read the website info and saw one at a fair, but does anyone have experience with the DonwEaster tailgate spreader for a 3-4 yard dump truck?

    I like the price.
    I like the capacity.
    I like the company and have had great luck with their product and service.

    I'm concerned about clogging, keeping salt dry and someone driving my dump truck around the city with the dump up (possibly me).

    Any info would be appreciated.
  2. Doakster

    Doakster Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 650

    I wish I had an answer for you...Unfortunately it seems that Downeast rarely comes on this site to answer questions. Seems counter productive to have a product and not come on and talk about it.
  3. bow2no1

    bow2no1 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    call 'em

    just like any salesmen they are selling the best product.
    go to a ford dealership and ask how reliable they are.
  4. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    Thanks for the replies.
    I went with a 3.3 yard, ss, hydrolic Downeaster. It was considerably more money, but driving around with the bed up on the dump made me nervous.
  5. bow2no1

    bow2no1 Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    cool, i was thinking about a ss sander my self after this year, i'll see how everything goes.

    as far as the bed up i wouldn't have been to concerned, you only need to have it tilted up while doing the drive way, not going down the road. you would only need it up enough to keep it to the back.
  6. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    What did they give you for a price on the tail gate spreader?
  7. fms

    fms Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 209

    I don't remember what the price was for the tailgate spreader. Between $3-4k. It's an inexpensive, high capacity alternative.
  8. mr hydroseed

    mr hydroseed Member
    Messages: 53

    price on Downeaster Spreader

    I called DownEaster & a dealer in Manchester, they both said $2950. Anyone interested in buying a new DownEaster tailgate spreader or any DownEaster Spreader? Maybe someone would take a few hundred off if we buy 2 or more spreaders at a time?