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spreader width control

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by bobcatnj, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. bobcatnj

    bobcatnj Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 48

    for you guys with a snow ex 575 what number do you have the control set at when salting a normal sized residental driveway?
  2. fortydegnorth

    fortydegnorth Senior Member
    Messages: 219

    When I had a SnowEx 1075 I would only run 1/4 speed at the most on a narrow drive, I don't remember the number setting. Don't worry about the quantity of salt coming out you can control that by the truck's forward speed. You only want to spread wide enough to cover the drive, any wider and you risk turf and plant damage in the spring. A good idea would be to do some tests on dry pavement and to run a spreader light so you can see where the majority of the salt is going behind you.
  3. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    The 575 can run out some salt 1/4 speed sounds about rite but again you also have to figure truck speed and amount of salt to be laid and amount of snow/ice and ground temp.
  4. clark lawn

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

    on a single wide drive i only run it at about 15 any higher and im trowing salt into the yard
  5. NoFearDeere

    NoFearDeere PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,724

    I have a SnowEx 1075 and I run it at about 14-15 and then just work on the truck speed and you shoudl be good to go...payup :waving:
  6. golden arches

    golden arches Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    Same here - I set mine at 15 for a 12 foot spread.. Your speed will control the VOLUME spread, while the spinner sets the WIDTH.

    Suggest you do a sample spread on clean black asphalt.. that will give you a better idea of the pattern for each number.

    Now, if anyone ever figures out how to get the 575 not to come on at 99, let me know!