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question on a POS curtis tail gate sander

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by rob07, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. rob07

    rob07 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I bought a used curtis fast cast 2000 tail gate sander. My problem is it wont spread sand or rock salt . I thought it was the sand at first so i bought more sand same problem . I then tried a bag or rock salt it work. So i bought a yard of rock salt would not spread the rock salt i bought in bulk. Before i junk the POS i figured i try asking a question on the BEST PLOW SITE EVER!!!!!!!!! Thanks for your help. p.s i think the stuff is getting stuck in the chute . i have tried making the motor spin both ways with no difference
  2. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I have the same spreader and it spreads halite beautiful and i think the book says you can spread 50/50 salt/sand mix but i have never tried mix in it but i have spread 3/8 limestone chips

    this spreader is the same as a snowex 550 and some guys claim to have good luck with bulk but it has not worked well for me as it comes down to moisture content of the bulk and those who do run bulk for the most part use a vibrator with it