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Self Propelled Walkway Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mcass50, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. mcass50

    mcass50 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I'm looking for a more efficient way to spread ice melt on the walkways of a 90 acre apartment complex. The walkways are 42" wide and the push spreaders just don"t do a good job, they're always getting clogged up and spreading way more salt over a way bigger area than needs to be done.. not to mention they constantly need to be refilled because of their small holding capacity.

    What I'm looking for is a self propelled spreader that can be adjusted to spread to about a 40" width with a decent size holding capacity (at least a wheelbarrow or 2). Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions. Thanks in advance for any input!
  2. sven1277

    sven1277 Senior Member
    Messages: 498

    Why don't you try a commercial duty drop spreader and have a second guy walking behind with a wagon filled with bags. He could also hit the steps.
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    just throwin' this out there...not self propelled but maybe big enough..epoke20

    http://epokena.com/user_files/images/File/Towed Brochure 2008.pdf
  4. hatefulmechanic

    hatefulmechanic Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    Particular reason you are not using an ATV?
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Get a permagreen and the make a deflector for the left side.
  6. P.L.

    P.L. Member
    from usa
    Messages: 74

    A self propelled top dresser would work right size and width
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    What I was thinking My set up is so much faster then a walkbehind anything
    My ATV spreader with a rubber skirt will drop Icemelt on any walk I have mine set for 48'' walks I can raise it up to next hole and can do 60'' walks

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

  9. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    After reading this for the third time You are using a fertilizer spreader Not a salt spreader Right??
    If you buy the right push spreader You will beable only cover 40'' wide