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Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Sno-Way Discussion' started by RYDER, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    :redbounce I bought a 9CF SALT spreader a few weeks ago and I really like it. Should I install a vibrator unit in it?
  2. toby4492

    toby4492 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,513


    Are you planning on running bagged or bulk material through the spreader? With bagged material you should be fine without one. Bulk material if stored outside tends to absorb excessive moisture and may require a vibrator if it does not flow well. The chunk buster system that we include in our model will take care of the globs of salt that will not flow in other models available on the market.

    Tom O'Brien
    District Sales Manager
    Sno-Way International Inc.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I love to "shake" salt (and sand in hopper type spreaders) . Flows better, faster and with a more even distribution, with it running there's fewer thin spots. I can run my hopper feed slower, because there is a steady feed to the system the material flow is not as sporadic.

    My advice would be yes, regardless of material you will get a better feed. I've never heard anyone who added one regret having it.

    Just my opinion :waving:
  4. RYDER

    RYDER Senior Member
    Messages: 281

    Thanks for the input.:salute:
  5. TPC Services

    TPC Services Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    how well does that spreader do with sand instead of salt, what style of hitch mount spreader can I use for salt or sand?
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I am not aware of a hitch mount spreader that will do sand.