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Tailgate spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by icecold, Oct 27, 2010.

  1. icecold

    icecold Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Do they make a good tailgate spreader that spreads bulk salt?
  2. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    as long as it is dry material....most all of them will spread it
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,394

    You could even buy something like a Fisher 1000 and put a 200 vibrator on it. We've used this combo and it works great. If you want an actual tailgate spreader that spreads bulk, Fisher, SnowEx, Buyers all make one. The Fisher's and SnowEx are pretty pricy at almost 3k and the Buyers is (I think) around 1800.00. If it were me I would seriously look at the Buyers (salt dogg) version.
  5. mike12328

    mike12328 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    Have any of you guys ever heard anything about the Western tailgate spreaders? Are they decent or garbage?
  6. Snowguy01

    Snowguy01 Senior Member
    from Erie
    Messages: 141

    We Have run the western pro flows for some time they will run bulk salt if you jump up to the pro flow two that has a belt in the spreader that drops it down to the spinner that is made for sand and bulk if you put a vibrator on you will not have any problems. fisher and western are the same. We love ours.
  7. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    The only two spreaders that can do bulk salt effectively. Is a western pro flow 2 or a Meyer blaster(magnum). My personal choice is the Meyer
  8. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    I run a 2 stage fisher and it does great. if you load it and them drive a lot before kicking it on, the material will pack and it has a hard time, but i think that is hereditary to all tailgates.
  9. Mr.Freezzz

    Mr.Freezzz Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 81

    I have a guy that doesent want to go back to mexico in the winter so to keep him busy....

    He stays in the back of the truck with a helmet and harness on. He has a shovel and a hand held fertilizer, which he throws salt with. Never gets clogged or needs repair. Way cheaper due to low ball hrly rates $2.00 per hour tax free.:sleeping:
  10. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    The Airflo MSS is one of the best.
  11. MileHigh

    MileHigh PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,827

    I'm assuming this to be a joke..
  12. Mr.Freezzz

    Mr.Freezzz Member
    from Utah
    Messages: 81

    I guarantee someone around here in Utah does this though LOL!