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Snowex 575 Mini Pro Tailgate Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JaysLawns, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. JaysLawns

    JaysLawns Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I am about to purchase a snowex 575 mini pro tailgate spreader for small commercial accounts. Was wondering if you guys have any experience with this tailgate spreader and it recommends the vibrator kit if you are using bulk salt which is what material I will be spreading.Does the bulk salt every clump up? How reliable is this spreader? Thanks to all that reply.

  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    i would never again buy a spreader with out a vibrator , regaurdless of the material type to be used...its a nighta and day difference
  3. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    If your running bulk it would help to have a vib.
  4. powerjoke

    powerjoke PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,341

    i have one, and i run bulk through it.....but when the bulk pile is froze and all the other salter's that you loaded the day before are froze......all the vibrator's in the world wont help

  5. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    i have this spreader and it wont spread bulk without a vibe i dont know how well it will work with one

    i spread bagged halite and it works excellent for this

    MRUSSELL Member
    Messages: 67

    definately would recommend a vibrator i have tried to spread bulk in that spreader w/o a vibrator and it was not a good exp.it would do fine if the bulk was not wet but as soon as it got some moisture in it it would cling to the sides
  7. JaysLawns

    JaysLawns Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    I plan on getting the vibrator kit then since using bulk salt would be much cheaper than buying bagged ice melt. Just wanted to make sure from the pros that if I use the vibrator with bulk salt that it will work good and be very reliable and wont jam even with the vibrator. Also do you have to run the vibrator the whole time you are spreading bulk salt or just before you are about to spread it? Thanks