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Time for a new bed spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by nboeger4, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    So its time for a new bed spreader. Whats your guys opinions on poly vs stainless? Gas vs electric? Brand? I am going to try to start shopping next week but this should help. Thanks
  2. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,943

    poly will be cheaper then stainless, electric is quieter then gas.
  3. green ace

    green ace Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Ive used salt dogg for a few years now..never had a problem. Also, they make the largest poly salter for a short bed
  4. osomany?s

    osomany?s Member
    Messages: 48

    we have a few buyers, hiniker & air flo all of witch have the briggs engines.when you maintain them properly ive found them to be very reliable.
  5. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    Yes I plan on maintaining anything just like it should. Also I do have access to a heated shop underground so keeping things clean after a storm isn't a problem. Just trying to get some ideas before I go shopping around town.
  6. osomany?s

    osomany?s Member
    Messages: 48

    I have a very nice air-flo ss super clean new carb, fuel filter, battery & cables in cab controls works as it should for sale cant see your location from mobile.all greased fresh oil ready to make $
  7. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    Kansas City. Were a long ways apart. Lol.
  8. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694


    Poly has worked very well for us. Electric has been very good to us as well. We use several SnowEx spreaders including the liquid sidewalk sprayer and the larger VSS 2000 sprayer. Check them out. Less moving parts means less to go wrong. MORE PROFIT DOLLARS!
  9. PALS Landscapin

    PALS Landscapin Senior Member
    Messages: 120

    I have four electric buyers and I can't say enough about them. I do alot of snow removal and salting and I will never go back to a gas engine again.
  10. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    which electric buyers do you have? I called a local dealer here any he said he sells the eletric by about 3 to 1 on the gas. My only worry is this ones going on a gas truck not a diesel so it only has one battery instead of two.
  11. green ace

    green ace Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I have the 2000 and 1500 and never had issues. My brothers been using 2000s for years without issues as well
  12. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    Does salt dog make a electric/stainless? I can't find one on there site.
  13. green ace

    green ace Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Get the poly...easy to unload and no other issues
  14. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    Ya that's kind of what I'm thinking. Also looked online at the 2250 series buyers. Just a tad bigger but the auger is twice the size. Going to call Monday and see the $$$$ difference.
  15. lucky921

    lucky921 Senior Member
    from dracut
    Messages: 453

    They do t draw much haven't had a problem with mine hurting the battery
  16. Plow horse

    Plow horse Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Poly and electric

    Wow go POLY half the weight. GO electric, Never have to fill up with gas again. I have 2 salt doggs 2yd, LOVE them. Only run clean bulk salt and you can run it out in 12 minutes / 2 tons 20' to 25' spread pattern. Need a big alt and a 2nd battery helps. wesport
  17. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    Went and talked to the dealer yesterday and they have a SS model with a drag link costs $400 less then the poly and weighs about 320 lbs more then the the poly. Kind of threw me a curve but I think I am going with the poly 2250.

    Also after digging on this a little it actually looks like the SS is a 1.8 capacity and the poly is 2.2. The catalog says the SS is 2 but everything else online says 1.8.

    I am also thinking about moving parts. It seems like the auger system has less to fail.
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2013
  18. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    You should look into Boss's new VBX poly spreader,its 2 yds,either auger or chain drive,powerful dual electric motors,serious planetary gearing.I don't like being the guinea pig but karma tells me those weak Chinese motors after 3 seasons in my Salty Dogg are going to go South real soon.Almost ready to order up after I see if there's any coin left in the till after I pay Obama and Cuomo my Oct.15 extension deal.:rolleyes:
  19. nboeger4

    nboeger4 Member
    Messages: 54

    I have looked into those but the fact it's brand new worries me.
  20. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    What did you go with? Any problems?