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Magnum Spreaders

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brant'sLawnCare, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Anyone have any? Are they any good? They keep sending me flyers in the mail. They look pretty nice, but maybe a bit pricey.

  2. U1200

    U1200 Member
    Messages: 33

    I'm going to go look at one when the local dealer gets it in. I really like the fact that the sppreader is totally self contained and has a wireless control box. Makes it so the spreader can be put in any truck at any time in be fully operational.
  3. Chrisxl64

    Chrisxl64 Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 574

    I have no idea why more spreaders aren't set up like this.
  4. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I got a few of them and there great units, My newest one is 2 yrs old..

    I didnt know they got one with a wireless box now.... can u post info on them thanks
  5. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Good to hear guys. I may be looking into one in the future. That's really cool that they are self contained. I just wanted to ask, because I keep getting mailings and such, but I have never really heard of anyone using them. How is their price vs. value compared to other brands?

  6. Comet

    Comet Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    I purchaced one last week, they are very pricey yes, way over 5500 thats all I want to say on here.

    For the past 10 years I used a Western Pro Flow2 tailgate spreader but the steel frame on it just rotted away even with constant cleaning.
    I was content with that for the 1st couple of years using bagged material and hauling 1/2 yd salt/sand, but the shoveling got old and IM getting older each year

    I wanted a SS Vbox but the SS's chute on the magnums did not swing away for trailering purposes for my bobcat,
    also this was a demo unit so I was able to get some points knocked off which helped some.

    I would have bought an airflow SS electric ( I think ) if they didnt knock off some money for this unit,

    KLM Landscaping (may he rest in peace) use to have a minumun charge for his applications with bulk, I need those numbers




  7. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Thanks for the help Comet. Looks really nice. You will have to keep me posted as to how it works, because I don't mind paying more for something that does what it is supposed to.
  8. pelt35

    pelt35 Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Last edited: Oct 30, 2009
  9. Comet

    Comet Senior Member
    Messages: 160

    Have to say I do like it a lot
    Of course its on another truck now,
    If needed I can switch it back to the Chevy truck

  10. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    We added brackets similar to the ones on these spreaders to our western icebreakers......works like a dream.
  11. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    Thanks for the update. I will be in the market next year to get a v-box. I'm thinking about going with a Salt Dogg, but we will see if their problems get ironed out. I am not sure if I want to spend a lot on 1 spreader or if I will get 2 for the price of a Magnum. We will see how many accounts we get next year.
  12. JSHEGA

    JSHEGA Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 5

    I have an overstock Magnum 575P (has been in our warehouse for 2 years and has never been used). I would sell it for $1000 plus shipping. It can be viewed at www.millsupply.com and looking up part # 3540575. I also have a new 10.75 cu ft Magnum spreader and a flatbed mount for it, this would be $1200 plus shipping for the spreader and $250 for the mount. Part # 3540590.
  13. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    there tail gate spreaders are the best i have ever used. altho you can buy them threw meyer now. those poly v -boxes as picturd above, look very similar to swenson
  14. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304

    Meyer Products owns both Magnum and Swenson.