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Sno-Way vs Air-Flo

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SharpBlades, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    I am starting to look for a v-box salter for this winter. I have 3 options that are available from dealers near me: snowex, which i'm not happy with my snowex tailgate salter and its the most expensive ($5k plus install), so thats out of the question

    air-flo 8' psv, which is the lowest cost option ($4300) installed. and is from the dealer that i buy most of my snow equipment from.

    sno-way 8EVBSS, which is $4500 and from the dealer that I get all my landscape and lawn equipment from.

    I am just looking for opinions from people with experience (either working on or running) any of these spreaders.
  2. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 186

    hands down airflo.
  3. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,440

    X2 hands down on Airflow. We run (ran) both and the versatility of the Airflow being able to control the conveyor and spinner separately makes a world of difference. The Snow Ways dump a lot more salt and a narrower pattern. With the AF we use almost half the salt and cover the same square footage.
  4. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    After more searching I also found out that I have a salt dogg dealer not far from me. I haven't called for a price yet, but now I'll ask the question: Salt dogg or air-flo.

    also, which feed system on the salt dogg spreaders do people prefer, conveyor, or auger?
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    I like the SHPE series electric augers, but I do only salt. Some materials work better in a conyevor style hopper. Even in the conyeyor type I prefer electric.

    When comparing units look at the bearings and shafts, gage of wires, separate vs combined feed/spinner control, thicknesses of material, drive system arrangement, weight, ease of maintenance and repair as well as price.
  6. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Another vote for the airflo. I haven't run a snoway or salt dogg, but I had a great experience with my airflo!
  7. iceman1

    iceman1 Sponsor
    Messages: 186

    I would say price at this point. Airflo and Saltdogg are about the same deal if you are buying the stainless dual electric models. Call me if you would like a price on airflo
    Thanks Chad 513-678-1597 chad@obersons.com