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tail gate spreaders

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Jay brown, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    tailgate spreaders

    what are tailgate spreaders primarly used for?
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2006
  2. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,106

    We use them for dry bagged chemicals. Salt ,Mag., Cal. We switch all the time our customers needs change all the time. I can be salting one min then jump on the sidewalks and apply cal. But you have to have plenty of chemicals to apply so bulk supply's don't work for us.
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794


    It looks like you got 9 million dollars worth of equipment there, including a Swenson...payup

    Seems like an odd question for a guy with so many pieces of equipment. :dizzy:

    We spread both bulk and bagged salt and various other chemicals in ours. We have installed vibrators for when we use bulk salt. Essentially they do 650 pounds of bulk salt and still allow us access to the bed of the truck so we can bring along blowers and hand spreaders... :jester:
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    soory for the odd question, i had never seen one around here. everyone has eight footers. i would think that it would consume all of your bed space with the bags of salt you would carry. must use them for a few driveways or something.

    FIREMAN Q Senior Member
    Messages: 242

    I use a tailgate spreader because I don't have the means of loading a bed spreader. Plus i don't have any way of taking it off. I don't want to leave it in the truck all the time. they are good for those who don't have very many large accounts. I will usually go through 1-3 hoppers a storm.
  6. me1223

    me1223 Member
    Messages: 70

    how do you figure 9million? just wondering, looks to me like 3tops.
  7. kyle volz

    kyle volz Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 33

    We use them to make money and a lot of it. SnowEx spreaders are what we use.
  8. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Hey Me,

    OK, I guess I am a little off on my math...but at least I got the capitalization right! :dizzy:
  9. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    thanks for all of your good info. :) since it's a mild winter you will have time you'll have time to brush up on your math skills. nj plow, i'll sell it all to you for 2.9 mil cash.payup
  10. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    Do I get the complementary "Bridge" with that? :eek:

    Guy's...Don't forget...Pray for SNOW !!! payup