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Meyer/Diamond vs. Fisher

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Khowie644, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Currently looking into getting a spreader for my accounts that take sand,
    doing them by hand right now but my back is starting to go out with all the shoveling.
    I do have access to a loader to load a spreader from my sand pile but with all the snow we're getting (lol) I think I'm just going to stick with a cheap one for this year.
    For sale in my area there's a 2 year old Meyer/Diamond SS 1.5 yrd gas spreader for $1500, and a new (used twice) Fisher speedcaster 2 under bed mount for $2700. I do want to get the Meyer so I can have the bigger spreader in case I expand next year but I hear a lot about how un-reliable they are, and the fisher is in great shape, but still going to end up in the same boat of my back hurting with filling it.

    So, your thoughts on to pull the trigger on the Meyer or not?
  2. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    I have a Myer sander. It is a 1999 and still runs great. It does need a lot more maintenance than the electric. But it will blow the electric one away when it comes to spreading.