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Thoughts on this trailer saltspreader set up

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by snowish10, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,095

  2. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 722

    Too bad the price tag is brutal.
  3. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    pretty sweet.
  4. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Pain in the ass if you have to back down tight alleyways, loading docks etc. or maneuver between cars. I have considered setting something like this up for backup though, as it can be pulled by anything....
  5. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,870

    Ya it is....
  6. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 728

    Don't forget trying to stop in the snow with a trailer like that, I think tarco ??? Has something like this with a stainless v box
  7. Whiffyspark

    Whiffyspark 2000 Club Member
    from SOMD
    Messages: 2,403

    Its nothing more than a vbox mounted on a dual axle trailer.

    I don't understand why its expensive?
  8. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I would build my own.... and it would have trailer brakes for sure.
  9. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Eh, I'd go find a used pull behind ag spreader first before dealing with that.

  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    A pull behind ag spreader needs hydraulics for the spinner. We made a 2 yard Monroe spreader into a 4 yard and mounted it on a trailer with 2 7k axles. It worked really well and almost cut my spreading time in half. It was 15 years ago when I used it and it was a good cheap way to get me through until I could make the next step up to a 33k truck.
  11. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    Oh, there are some manual styles that run off a chain and ground spead. That and if you found an old used one you could turn it into an electric setup.

    But agreed, probably just as easy to find a spreader and mount it to a trailer.

    I'm just saying if you have a dedicated pull behind unit specifically for specific purposes, there are other options.

  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I've never seen a ground drive spinner on a fertilizer spreader as you need even coverage. We still own a home built drag chain tandem axle spreader that runs ground drive for both spinner and chain. My dad built it around 1980 and that's all he used to spread with back then. The problem with it is you have to back and disengage it to back up. We have a fertilizer spreader on the farm and it does not work well for salt or we'd use it for backup. The best way is to mount a pickup spreader on a trailer with brakes on both axles and go from there. I'm only saying this as we've tried pretty much all the tow options out there. There's still a few guys running around here with trailer spreaders and they make out very well with them.
  13. johndeereguy

    johndeereguy Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 158

    So much is this thing?
  14. hammerstein

    hammerstein Senior Member
    Messages: 318

  15. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 728

    That looks like turf tires
  16. snowish10

    snowish10 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,095

    Id def build a trailer that trailer looks like ****
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    around here ag spreaders are pony motor ran spinners and chain runs off ground speed

    There 40 of them sitting at the MFA store to rent I rented one to spread salt long time ago works well for salt as long the lot is empty no cars around
  18. ScubaSteve728

    ScubaSteve728 Senior Member
    Messages: 499

    i have seen quite a few mounted on a trailer but i have never seen one in person
    and i sure would hate for that trailer to slide left or right into something or someone while i am towing it through the ice and snow
  19. buildinon

    buildinon Senior Member
    Messages: 583

    The guy I contract through actually has the SnowEx SP-7000 Tow Behind spreader (the one mounted on a trailer) with street tires on it. He uses it in the City of Chicago, and the surrounding suburbs. In and out of parking lots, alleys, parking garages...you name it. He bought it because he didn't want a v-box in his personal truck at the end of the day when he is done plowing and wants to go out on the town. If you are comfortable towing a trailer, then you use this item. Yes it is not cheap, but for his purposes it was fitting. We have several other salt trucks on the street as well, but this one gets talked about the most...even more than than the Kenworth semi with a custom made stainless steel v-box mounted on the 5th wheel. Everyone gets what they need to get the job done in the manner they need or want it done :)
  20. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    They have 40 with pony motors? I have no idea why you want a pony motor on a fertilizer spreader when your pulling it with a tractor with either pto or hydraulics but I guess some things are different in differnt parts of the country.