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Swenson RTJ-SS - anyone familiar with this spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Lawn Lad, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. Lawn Lad

    Lawn Lad Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    The Swenson site shows a RTJ spreader. This is similar to the undertailgage, but rather than being under gate it replaces the tail gate so it's not hanging below the rear of the truck, gives more ground clearance.

    Anyone familiar with this unit or have any thoughts on it?

  2. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    I have seen a few around.I still prefer an under tailgate unit,as it's easier to cleanout,and you can still dump with the unit in place.I'm not sure if you can with the other style.

    I also never had any clearance issues with the under tailgate units unless your dump has a lot of rear overhang.These don't work well for salt sometimes,as the body can get "stuck" in the up position,which requires a power down setup,or limiting chains.