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how far will this spreader throw salt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bcbrouwer, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. bcbrouwer

    bcbrouwer Member
    Messages: 45

    I might be looking at this ex town truck. spinner is on left hand side between the front and rear tires. would it have comparable throwing range to a v-box or undergate spreader? Would it get any salt to the right of the truck or only to the left?

    I will be using it for parking lots. Would I be better off looking for a rear mounted spinner? Thanks for those with experience and knowledge in this matter

  2. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    I believe JDDave on here runs a truck with a mid mount spinner. Hopefully he will chime in for ya.
  3. bcbrouwer

    bcbrouwer Member
    Messages: 45

    Here is another pic. Haven`t really figured out if it would be good for parking lots. Guy selling it is 3 hours away and doesn't know himself how far it will spread salt. Anyone have any experience with these types of salters?

  4. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,390

    Those are really only designed to spread to the left and the left tire drives the salt into the ice. They don't really spread to the right for obvious reasons
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    How far do you want it to spread? Mid mount spreaders are great for doing sidewalks and blowing under trailers and between cars. We put directional poly spinners on ours and set the drop chute so we minimize the amount of salt going under the truck as the salt acts like a sand blaster hammering the truck all night. A rear mount spreader will have a better spread pattern but I do prefer to drive a midmount. They will spread 20ft with the proper spinner, maybe even further.
  6. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Just went and set up my father's old rig for something to do, with a little adjustment got it to 23ft.
    All trucks are different, spinner, PTO, and amount of material are all factors.
    They really aren't meant to spread far, just a little to the right and most to the left to get the center of the road. They are great for sidewalks and small lots though.