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salt spreader question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by me!, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. me!

    me! Member
    Messages: 31

    We have 1 property that is 4 acres of salting, and 4-6 other small lots that will need salted.

    Our average winter is 20ish salt apps.

    I guess a v-box would be the best option, but only having 1 unit scares me. Not having a back-up is not the way i like to work. So my question is. Would it be insane of me to get 2 larger hitch mounted spreaders instead of a v-box.

    The largest of the places is about 5 min from the shop where the salt (bulk) will be. i'm thinking both trucks would work together on that one before we go hit the other properties. If it changes anything i can have the salt on the property if i wanted to.

    what do you think?
  2. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    IMO you should have a back up
  3. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    when there is no back up things break. but I have had few problems with spreaders breaking if they are fairly new.
  4. 04bluediesel

    04bluediesel Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 13

    Purchase what you can afford. I like the idea of having 2 large hitch mounted ones. Thats what I use (Western 1000) and have had good luck so far.
  5. Neige

    Neige Sponsor
    Messages: 2,215

    If you can afford it go with a v box. That way you only need one truck to get the job done.
    Thats a huge savings over time. If you really want to be safe buy a tailgate spreader as a backup.