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Spreaders on ATV's?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by timsjeep, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. timsjeep

    timsjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    I have a spreader for my Polaris 400 that I use for fert. in the summer. Does anyone use these for Ice melt? I have only one lot that needs it, and thought I would just put some 50# bags in the truck and try it out today. I know I can only hold 150#s at a time but that should do it. Is this a bad idea? Tim
  2. timsjeep

    timsjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    Did a search, but it looked like most use them only on sidewalks. Anyone use them out in the parking lot? Tim
  3. timsjeep

    timsjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    Well, answered my question. Not a good idea. Waste of time. I am now in the market for a tailgate spreader!
  4. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Spreader on ATV

    I have a spreader that is made by "Worksaver" that is supposed to be used for fertilizer or grass seeds. I took the butterfly adjustment valve out of the bottom of the hopper, replaced it with a sheet metal plate that has 3 inch hole in it, which took care of clogging problems. For rate control I adjust my ground speed. The main part of successful operation is to have DRY salt without any clumps. This has worked for both parking lots and sidewalks for 8 years, I have had to replace the motor about every other year $65.00.
  5. timsjeep

    timsjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    I just didn't feel like I was getting enough out. I would like to see yours. Do you have any pictures? Tim
  6. Progrounds

    Progrounds Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    We have two Trynex 875's mounted on our two ATV's. They work well for what we use them for, namely to save tome & make $$
  7. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Pro - do you mean a 375? We mounted a Micro 375 on ours, I'm curious as to how you would go much larger. It works really well. We used a hitch that we bought from Cabella's - so the spreader is resting on the axle instead of on the back rack/suspension.
  8. Boast Enterpris

    Boast Enterpris Senior Member
    Messages: 745

    Sorry it took so long to get back.
    The spreader I have can be found at www.Worksaver.com
    Part # ATVS-100
    From thier diagram you can see what I did.
    Removed part# 21,22,23,28 replace it with custom made plate with 3" hole.:)
  9. timsjeep

    timsjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 173

    Thanks for the input guys. I just kicked my self in the face and purchased a Western ProFlow 2 tailgate spreader. Ouch !!!! That hurt. $2950 installed! Compared to the 225 I spent on the ATV spreader, I am very disapointed. Oh well. I will use it in the summer for fert still. The new spreader is sweet. I think I am going to really like it, just don't like letting cash go out the door. Anyone have a Proflow 2 with feed back? Tim