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Need to buy a new spreader any recommendations?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by snow7899, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    We are in the market for a 2.5 yard SS spreader. The options we are looking for are: flip up shoot, inverted V, Gas motor, top screen. We have looked at Flink(7500.00) Torwell, Downeaster, Smith (but don't like the electrical quick connectors)
    Any adveise would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
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  3. AA+ Landscaping

    AA+ Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 142

    I love my western salter! For your dump you should check out the snowex tailgate replacement. They look like be alot easyer to clean out.Just put the salter on the dump on the new salt truck.
  4. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Henderson FSP2. Been selling the Henderson products for 27 years now. Check their site for a local dealer - www.henderson-mfg.com
  5. Silverado_guy07

    Silverado_guy07 Member
    Messages: 34

    I like the new generation of western tornado or fisher ploycaster. They are configurable to fit dump and flat bed. But no gas only electric
    -first gen is garbage (always needs ajustment or something is broken)
    -second gen solved the problems i like it seems solid
    picked up mine installed - $6200 CAD
    probably way cheaper by your way
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  6. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    Why gas........My reccomendation is give it some more thought and go electric, but thats me. I'm SOOOOOO sick of the issues we've had with gas units. We bought an electric under tailgate from Swenson. Really nice unit, for a larger truck.
  7. snow7899

    snow7899 Senior Member
    Messages: 234

    We always seem to have corrosion issues with the wiring. we wash out all our equipment right away and oil the chains, fluid film, and grease electrical plugs. Don't want to replace the main power plugs from corrossion every year. We also run mostly 50-50 bulk. can an electric unit handle the extra load? Smith dealer told us the motors run about 650-700 to replace.
    We took alook a the Smith spreaders, but they seem really thin.
    Flink was out of the budge @ 7400.00
    Torwel, or Downeaster may be the spreader we are going to use.
  8. fordf350super

    fordf350super Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i have a fisher polycaster i would say its the best one i have had. no crosion issues. its in your price range and can really put out what you need it to.i would highly reccomend in
    best investment i have made