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I need a to buy a salt/gravel spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by DCS, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. DCS

    DCS Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I am slowly expanding (3rd year in biz). A new client needs salt/gravel mix. Is there a tailgate type spreader that can do the job? I don't really need, want, or have the trucks for a big hopper. Thanks.
  2. leon

    leon Senior Member
    Messages: 872

    spreaders etc.

    You need ot worry more about separation
    than the ability to spread material.

    Are you spreading volcanic pumice like
    the municipalities in your neck of the woods or
    concrete sand?

    Pea gravels and asphault stone sand contribute to
    slips and falls.

    If you are looking for a tailgate spreader td do this
    you need spreader with the most available torque at
    "work under load" Its going to be problematic as you
    must keep the sand salt mixture flowable with straight
    windshield washer fluid to keep it loose.

    Your going to be better off using a combination of mason sand,
    concrete sand for traction and solar salt as it will not dilute as quickly.

    If you have access to halite(rock salt) that has no rock in it all the better.
  3. DodgerFan

    DodgerFan Senior Member
    Messages: 111

    SnowEx 1875, They work great & most importantly 0 problems. You can run salt or sand through it
  4. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    A western pro-flo 2, Boss TGS800 or Buyers TGS07 will do the trick as well
  5. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 186

    airflo has a high end tailgate model that will alos do this. If price is the answer look at Buyers