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Salt Dogg Spreader SHPE1500

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by Arloslawn, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Arloslawn

    Arloslawn Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 84

    I have never purchased a hopper style spreader before only a tailgate. I was wondering if I were to leave salt in the spreader is that ok or does it get jammed up. Also does anyone have any experience as far as gas or electric. I was leaning toward electric but like I said I've never owned one.

  2. voyagerxii

    voyagerxii Junior Member
    Messages: 12

    I ran a Salt Dogg 1500 spreader for a couple years. If I loaded it with dry salt and kept the tarp on, the chances of it freezing up overnight were about 1 in 10. If the salt was at all wet or loaded during a snow storm, then it was sure to freeze overnight. I liked that the spinner could come off. That lessened the chance of damage when not being used. I also liked the "instant on" of an electric spreader. The seperate speed of the auger and spinner allows for putting just the right amount of salt down without waste.

  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Love the electric. I avoid leaving material in the hopper whenever possible but if you do and it freezes a couple jugs of cheap windshield washer fluid will thaw it out then allow you to spread with out refreezing (if you do it right away)
  4. KustomKare

    KustomKare Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    Just bought one 3 weeks ago and used it for the first time. Great spreader when its on the high settings as far as the low setting I wouldn't know. The controller doesn't give 1-7 speeds all I get is 8,9 or 0. Waiting for buyers to resolve this issue.
  5. Dave Zelis

    Dave Zelis Sponsor
    Messages: 4

    KustomKare. Who have you been talking to? Your local dealer or someone at Buyers?
  6. KustomKare

    KustomKare Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    well i have talked to Eric Elek from Buyers which was a waste of time. Also talked to Earl at Angelos another waste of time. They both tell me i have to buy another controller and they will refund me the money when I ship the bad one back. That's not how warranties work. So if they don't send me a new one I will be contacting an attorney and I am sure there is another few hundred people that had the same problem or another with the controllers.
  7. Dave Zelis

    Dave Zelis Sponsor
    Messages: 4

    If I may suggest contacting your local dealer where you bought it. They should have a replacement in stock. Pretty easy to swap them out.
  8. KustomKare

    KustomKare Junior Member
    Messages: 17

    That seems to be the problem I bought it from Angelos and I live in St Louis , Mo.
  9. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    we bought 4 salt doggs from angelos and since were not in michigan we get no service
    you have to call there service dept and leave a vociemail and hope and pray for a call back anyway there prices are super cheap
  10. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Kustom kare,

    What is the price for the new one? Are they the same controller? I would try to talk to somebody else at Buyers. Somebody else had that issue but they sent them a new one , its a past post on here.I would find out who they talked to. I would use that as some leverage.