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Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by turfmasters, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

  2. DirtyJerzey

    DirtyJerzey Senior Member
    Messages: 358

    seems to be about the going rate for those spreaders... I was going to get one myself for the amount of volume the dump will hold but my biggest reason I went away from them was a SS vbox was cheaper and it was a gas motor so I was drawing a ton of power from the truck and its my only dump truck so if i need to pick up more salt or something all I need to do is pull out the vbox, even if my dump breaks down I can just swap the vbox into my other truck...Id say cons are having salt sitting in that metal dump bed, and if you back into anything your probably out of a lot of money. pros you can sure hold a lot of salt and utilize all that bed space.

    On another note I see a lot of people using them and they love them, some use them all year round to help spread mulch during the off season.
  3. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    Thanks for the info!
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    sorry the words Snowex and $5800 should not be in the same sentance!

    I think they make a great low volume spreader but if you are using a dump truck you are probably using quite a bit of salt and a slow going electric snowex will take forever to spread it.

    For $5800 i would get a 4 yd salt dog gas v box or drop a little more and get a hydro under tailgate system. I think we only payed $6500 for our tailgate system with the hydro motor and all
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2008
  5. snowman55

    snowman55 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,071

    paid $4800 for mine at reinders. spreads great and can empty 2.5 tons in about 30min.

    KCAPXIS Senior Member
    from NE PA.
    Messages: 143

    Go spend some money !!!!

    $8000.00 will get you central Hyd, with a SS under-tailgate spreader installed !

    You will get over the sticker shock the very first time you use it, and you'll feel sorry for all the other guys with V boxes!!!

    Glen, Give me or J P a call we would be glade to show you our truck spreader,
  7. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    I have 2 2400s. I love them. I can do the same as any V box, plus I can stay out longer.

  8. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    Went to Pauls on Friday and had another Western Ice Breaker V-Hopper put into the green dump.I will call you today.