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Fisher 2yd spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by limargie25, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. limargie25

    limargie25 Guest
    Messages: 0

    looking to purchase a 2yd fisher spreader. before I do I wanted to know where I could find info such as how long a load of sand will last. Either how long (hours/minutes) a load will last continuosly sanding or in distance (miles/square feet). I have a condominium complex I have plowed a few years and now they want a estimate for sanding. I was looking to get a tailgate sander but would that be practical? The area I would be sanding is equivilent to about 8 miles of a 2 lane road. Any help would be appreciated.
  2. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    I have used a Fisher ProCaster 2 yd sander for the last three winters. How fast you use it will really depend on the characteristics of the ice/snow. I use a sand/salt mix. If there is no ice or a light icing, I usually usually figure about 1/2 yard per mile. I have used 1 1/2 yard for a half mile when it was heavily iced and there were hills and curves. As for time, that depends on how far you open the gate. I've unloaded almost a full load in about four to five minutes (you can bypass the spinner) by opening the gate wide open and speeding the chain up to almost choking.