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I think it just want to use it on his own driveway from what I read. I might be wrong though.
 

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Buyers doesn't recommend sand thrugh any of their tailgate spreaders. I called the factory and was informed of this. I went with a used Western 1000. $600 for the used one.
 

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You're not going to touch a spreader for $1000 that spreads salt and sand. You' be looking t closer to 3. High 20's. Two questions come up, though. First, how big is your drive, and second, why the necessity for sand mix? If you are going to put down salt,- for your own needs, there really is no need for sand. One thing you need to consider with a tailgate spreader, is the need the control the throw. Otherwise, you're not going to have any grass or plants long the side of your driveway next season.....just dead area. Now, with a decent push spreader, you have complete control of that. A little more work, but much safer, and Lord much cheaper (a few hundred dollars).
 

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If you are dead set on a tailgate spreader you will have a hard time spreading the mix. It will clump wether you use salt or not. You can just a walkbehind drop spreader and it will work better than a tailgate spreader for you.
 

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The Buyers tailgate spreader will throw DRY sand ( all purpose 50 lb bagged) with no problem at all. no vibrAtor needed. It has to be dry though. But thats the $1000 model. I run straight sand thru it and I mix it with bagged rock salt.
 

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Home Depot sells 50# bags of All Purpose Sand for about $2--$2.50 ea. It will go thru a buyers spreader no problem as long as you keep it DRY.
 

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poncho62;474902 said:
Personal driveway?.................Bucket....$4, Bag of salt.........$2.50, Spread by hand and save all that money......Priceless.

Thats what I do, and my driveway is a fair size.............
I second that. Salted sand in 55 gal. covered open head drums or even rubbermaid trash cans w/ lids secured by bungees. #10 can in each to sling the sand. Put 'em along drive & be done!:)
 
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