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Snow X 575 Salt Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by rock&snow, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. rock&snow

    rock&snow Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    Has anyone ever heard of this company before or has this spreader? A guy is selling it new of $1250. Is that a decent price or not? Any advice would help. looking to expand for next year.payup
  2. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    Um, Snow-Ex is a fairly large spreader manufacturer. I have 2 personally; a V-Maxx 8000 and a 1075. Love them both. I paid roughly $1700 installed about 2 years ago for the 1075. There's not much price difference in the 575 and 1075, and about double the capacity. Just my 0.02.
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    I have the mini 575 and it works very well . Mine holds 350 lbs. of rock salt and i have it wired to a toggle switch.
  4. Dailylc

    Dailylc Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    I too have the 575 mini pro and it works great. All i use is bulk salt and have never had a problem with it in the 3 yrs I've had it. As far as price, I could not tell you the going rate for a new one these days, but i payed $550.00 for mine.

    Hope This Helps,
  5. weeman97

    weeman97 Senior Member
    Messages: 376

    i have a 575 mini pro as well i paid 500.00 for it. and 95.00 for a variable speed controller.
  6. W8N4snow

    W8N4snow Member
    Messages: 45

    Resurrecting an old post.

    DJ Contracting;
    Do you have the toggle switch AND a variable controller hooked up? I have a 1075 and want a momentary button as well as the variable control when needed. I need to figure out how to safely connect both. My old Meyer Mini had a rheostat controller and I grafted a momentary push button across the ON button which I ran it out to my console for a quick blast for short Condo drives. This new Snowex controller "thinks" for like 2 seconds before doing anything, then blasts at full force before reducing the speed down to what the dial is set at. Takes too long to place the salt and over shoots the small area. I want to add a momentary switch to the harness. I think I remember someone adding a Diode to the power lead to keep the current from backing into the controller when it's off and the momentary power switch is used. Should be a simple 12v switch and 12v 25amp relay or solenoid setup but not sure of the exact connection. Anyone familiar?
  7. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i gave like $235 for my 575 w/ new auger and lid etc. i bought it on e-bay.........quite possibly the only good deal on ebay in a long time:rolleyes:

    we have it mounted on our toolcat and use bulk salt through it and it works perfectly
  8. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i bought a 575 new 2 years ago i think i paid like 1400-1500 installed.no problems as of yet.
  9. WI OLY

    WI OLY Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    I bought the SnowEX 575 Pro just before this years season. Its a good unit and it came with all the cab controls and I also bought the optional swing away tailgate mount. I have a cap on the truck that its on and I keep the bagged salt in the bed so the swing away works good so you can take down the tailgate to get at 7 - 50 lb bags of rock salt to fill it up. I installed everything myself. It was easy. I paid $1,450.00 for everything. The unit works great. I put four pallets of salt throught it this year so far.
  10. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    I just have the toggle switch i don't salt any driveways with it unless it is three car wide, the other accounts i salt are medium size lots so i just run it full blast.