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tailgate salters

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by snowguy21, Jan 8, 2006.

  1. snowguy21

    snowguy21 Junior Member
    Messages: 8

    in the past i bought a buyers spreader and it sucked. all it did was poured out product. there was no way to stop it. then the motor seized and the company said sorry you have used it in the snow and road salt so your warranty is void!!! so im looking for a small tailgate spreader that shuts off the product flow when not in use(not spreading).
    if anyone has a idea let me know. i only use dry product.

    thanks steve.
  2. jax1013

    jax1013 Senior Member
    Messages: 114


    I have a western 1000 low profile swing gate Used only one season. Asking 500 Give me a call 917 417 6611 or jax1013@aol.com for pix.
    Thanks Jack
  3. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    thats a hell of a deal, what controller do you have for it?
  4. jax1013

    jax1013 Senior Member
    Messages: 114


    I'm just looking to get rid of it b/c its been in my brothers garage since i bought that vpro8000 in feb 2003. Buyer is responsible for shipping or pick up. It has the standard dial contoller w/ that quik blast button...If I remeber correctly. I have the receipt...I think I paid 1350 brand new...plus installation.. I guess they saw me coming :)
    Thanks Jack
  5. kyle volz

    kyle volz Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 33

    Check out your SnowEx dealer. They have a rate gate for several of there units. Hope this helps.
  6. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Funny you should say that you lose the product when traveling i just took back a Buyer suv spreader that was under warranty (corroded wire) and the new one had a bigger motor and a gate adjuster so when i travel i can close the gate and not lose any material. I use it once since i got it and it seem to work good, the motor seems to through the salt better too.
  7. rhkfwain

    rhkfwain Senior Member
    from FWA, IN
    Messages: 304



    Sno-Way offers (3) sizes of receiver spreaders, all have flow gates as a standard feature. The flow gate serves three purposes:

    1. Completely shut-off the flow of salt to spinner.
    2. Meter the amount of salt being fed to spinner.
    3. Control spread pattern of salt (by controlling where it is dropped onto the spinner).

    For more information, please visit Sno-Way's website (www.snoway.com) or contact your local Sno-Way Dealer.

    Hope this helps.
  8. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    Depending upon what you are looking for Torwell(right in Worcester) makes a nice little unit. It's bigger than a tailgate unit but a much smaller version of a V-Box type spreader.
  9. snowguy21

    snowguy21 Junior Member
    Messages: 8


    thanks everyone for your input and i'll check out sno-way and torwell
    thanks again, steve.
  10. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    i got a fisher speedcaster2 tailgate for sale. works great. sand/salt mix, straight sale or whatever you want to put in it.
  11. ICindrich

    ICindrich Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    Chris K

    how much for the speedcaster,
    Also Big D, how much do those torwell spreaders cost?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2006
  12. Chris-R

    Chris-R Senior Member
    Messages: 321

    Big Dog:

    Does Torwell have a web site?
  13. chris k

    chris k Senior Member
    Messages: 204

    $1200 with the mounts for an F350, wiring and controls
  14. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    No idea. Tryy JJ Gregory in E. Providence they are a dealer. Good Luck.
  15. Big Dog D

    Big Dog D PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,134

    No. If you had an area posted that you lived in I could recommend a local dealer. Why so secretive about where you are? Nobody needs to no specificly, but a general idea of what state and region of it would be helpful to others.:salute:
  16. Groundmovers

    Groundmovers Member
    from NE CT.
    Messages: 48

    Torwel Spreaders
  17. Groundmovers

    Groundmovers Member
    from NE CT.
    Messages: 48

    Chris K,

    How come you want to get rid of it? I am ready to buy a new spreader and it's between a Speedcaster2 and the SnowEX. I don't have a SnowEx distributor close which is a big downside...

    I tentatively, have an appointment for this week to have a speedcaster2 installed for $2500.
  18. danny17

    danny17 Member
    Messages: 34

    hey jax1013, is that tailgate spreader still for sale? if so, could you send me some pics to djtrudea@oakland.edu, please?
    thanks a lot
  19. jax1013

    jax1013 Senior Member
    Messages: 114

    western tailgate

    Thanks for asking...yes its still available..I'm very surprised b/c this thing is a steal at 500..you would have to p/u or shipped even then its still a bargain..this was used less than 6 x's ..I also still have the vpro8000 which I reduced asking to $1200...I'll send you pix at your email b/c they are to large for this format...look closely at the spinner as it looks close to new..
    Thanks again
    917 417 6611
  20. Kosty

    Kosty Member
    Messages: 91

    jack im intrested in the western spreader. do you have aol IM