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I hate to ask this but.......................

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by guntruck, Jan 26, 2001.

  1. guntruck

    guntruck Member
    Messages: 45

    Can someone please tell me what a 2 stage spreader is? Im new to plowing just got a plow but need a spreader and am looking at differences. Thanks
  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    A two stage spreader has one stage to feed the material from the hopper,either a chain or auger,and the second stage actually distributes the product,usually with a spinner.This is better than a single stage,which usually relies on gravity to let the material flow to the spinner.A single stage is usually only good for dry,bagged material,where a two stage will spread just about anything,wet or dry.If your lots are small,and you can only use bagged product,save the cash and buy a single stage.If you need more capacity,and can either store,or have access to bulk material,then consider a two stage.