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Sand spreader recommendation

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by jrd22, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. jrd22

    jrd22 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    Can anyone recommend a good v-box sand spreader? Are Buyers any good? Thanks for any info. John Davidson
  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Are you looking for a Hydraulic, Gas or Electric?
  3. jrd22

    jrd22 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    gas engine
  4. paponte

    paponte Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    Swenson makes a good spreader. Havent had any problems. Though next time I will go with their ice hawk engine/hydro unit. :cool:
  5. Cfdff85

    Cfdff85 Member
    Messages: 84

    You can wire the electric one to your battery correct?, Can you wire a gas one to a switch to u just have to flip the switch to activate the spreader's motor?
  6. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    Are you asking- once the gas motor is running is there a switch to turn on the spreader? YES. Or do you want to know if you can start the gas motor from inside the cab? YES
    Generally speaking with a gas unit there are in cab controls that run the throttle up and down, a switch to turn the spreader on and a switch to start the motor. We run the power for the starter from the truck batteries instead of the salter having it's own battery.
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257


    I bought a brand new Swenson this year and it has been great. I also have an old air flow that has also been good. My Monroe has caused me a few problems and I would not buy another one. The more cross pieces it has to drag the salt the better it would be in my opinion. Fisher also makes a nice unit. If you can afford a stainless steel one that would be the way to go.