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Sand/Salt mix in tailgate sreaders.... good idea?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Somerville Stud, May 7, 2013.

  1. Somerville Stud

    Somerville Stud Junior Member
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    Messages: 3


    Going to get a tailgate spreader for next season. Not sure which to buy yet.

    I was planning on spreading a sand/salt mix. about a 3:1 ratio.

    Concerns- will the sand mix negatively impact the performance of the spreader? Will some spreaders perform better with this mix then others?

    What are your experiences?
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    Most tailgate spreaders dont work with a sand-salt ratio like you mention, but not to worry cause there are a few that spread sand like you want to. The prob is sand compacts & weighs alot so you need a spreader that can handle sand. The ones that can do sand, ain't cheap. Dont try with a salt spreader cause it wont work like you need it to.
  3. Somerville Stud

    Somerville Stud Junior Member
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    Messages: 3

    That's what i thought. Do you know of who makes a tailgate spreader that can ahndle sand?
  4. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    The Airflo MSS will spread sand/salt. Don't load it until you need to use it. If you plow with it loaded it will pack.
  5. AndersonCS

    AndersonCS Member
    Messages: 90

    BOSS makes a nice 800# spreader, not cheap though. I tried a salt Dogg spreader, it's junk.
  6. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694

    Sand & salt spreaders

    SnowEx makes a couple tailgate spreaders that will spread salt and sand mix. We use the 1875 model and run several of them. Check them out.
  7. joeyg999

    joeyg999 Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 79

    I could not even run bulk in a mini with out the vibrator
  8. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    The airflow was the first sander I owned, it really is a mini v box. It's a tried and true design, been around forever. Built like a tank ,no cheap plastic, works well with sand.
  9. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    The western pro flo 2 is a tailgate that will run straight sand.