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First time spreader purchase, what should i get. for 6.5' bed

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Maleko, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    i will need to buy my first spreader within the next couple weeks.
    I have a 05' 2500HD ext cab short bed...
    The one i was looking at was the SS Air-flo . my local dealer has one for $3596.00
    Does this sound about right? ANyone have this model?
    The other one is the fisher 7' Poly . for $3766.00

    What are your thoughts on these?
    The air-flo is gas motor
    the Fisher is electric.
  2. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I would go stainless IMO. I'm no poly pro, and maybe they have changed, but when we had two poly spreaders, the outside frame was made out of mild box steel that rotted away. Poly just doesn't scream commercial to me unless its a spinner.
  3. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    I just saw your gas/elec comment. Check if you can find a SS electric. Gas is a pita.

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    It all depends on your needs for such and availability of salt to you.

    Snow-Ex makes a great unit to fit many needs in many sizes.
  5. Just an electric poly 1.5yard from angelos shipped for free to nj for around 2700
  6. Maleko

    Maleko Senior Member
    from Ct
    Messages: 781

    Can you give me more info on this please?
    Contact info, make, model etc.....

  7. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    He's talking about a shpe1500 saltdogg. Great little unit. all electric. Angelos-supplies.com:waving:
  8. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,963

    I have had 4 gas v boxes over the past 20+ years and only the Tecumsah powered box was a PITA. It didn't want to start sucking cold air. Back it in the shop for 30 seconds and it would start right up.
  9. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    7550 SnowEx

    We run several snowex spreaders We run a 7550 in a short bed and it works fine. Take a look at it and see if it makes sense to you. They have worked well for us.