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Snow X 325 Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Hambrick & Co., Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Is anyone using a snow ex 325 spreader? I just installed one yesterday and would like to hear what people think of them. I am doing two small apartment lots (30 spaces each) and up until today was salting the lots with a 100# cap. earthway spreader. Let my know your thoughts. (will post pics later today of the spreader install) Thanks :bluebounc
  2. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    I have the Snowex 575 and it works very good it will spread a pattern of almost 40' at full speed i only use #1 bagged rock salt so yours should be comparable.
  3. 01FordPlower

    01FordPlower Member
    from PA
    Messages: 60

    We have them on the back of our quads. I think they are to big for the back of the quads, but better on the back of a truck. The only problem we have had is the controllers sometimes brake, but I told them that is because those control boxes are not supposed to be outside getting wet. Use it well!
  4. mikelawtown

    mikelawtown Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 429

    They work good as long as you keep it clean and empty the hopper when finished..Where r those pics?..LOL
  5. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Its like -17 degrees out right now a little to cold to take pics now. Maybe I will snap some tonight if we get a chance to go out and salt. I have used it twice now and im pretty happy with the results. The one thing I dont like is that I am getting some kick back of salt which ends up on the bumper. Not only is this a waste of product it just is a pain to keep that back area clean. Has anyone fabbed up a back plate to prevent this?
  6. streetfrog

    streetfrog Senior Member
    Messages: 337

    Best way I found is goto Home Depot to the plumbing area. Get some shower pan liner rubber. It is sold by the foot as it is on a roll. About $3 a foot. It is 36" wide. Get about 6-7 feet worth and attach it to the tailgate. It will hang down below the bumper and allow the mix to drop down to the ground.
  7. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    SO I just attach to the top of the tail gate? Any thoughts of running with out the tailgate? I carry a 50# walk behind speader and a toro snow blower. With the salter on im not really sure how im going to get the blower in and out. What about putting a 2x8 or 10 to prevent things from falling out of the bed in place of the tail gate.