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Upgrading a Salt Dogg Poly 2 yard Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by AllYouNeedISnow, May 15, 2014.

  1. AllYouNeedISnow

    AllYouNeedISnow Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I have a SHPE 2000 that has problems with 50/50 sand/salt mix and of course has problems with 100% sand.

    Would upgrading the auger motor [Buyers Auger Motor 3009995], solve this?

    If there is no decent fix, what other electric spreader options are there for a short bed truck?

  2. dieselboy01

    dieselboy01 Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I believe the Western Tornado comes in a 7 foot long model for short boxes and it uses a drag chain instead of an auger. The drag chain would probably work better for sand, just something to look into.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    Auger units don't do sand as well as Pintle chain types. Changing the motor isn't going to help material flow to the auger which is the other issue with sand.
  4. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Yes the auger dirven spreaders suck when spreading anything but straight salt. When the salt yard up here cut us of I used straight sand. I had to load in on a very dry day and keep the truck and sander in the shop with the heat on to keep it from freezing.
  5. simply_peter

    simply_peter Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 35

    I had the same problems as you. If you have the older model motor the one you show will help prevent the material from jambing, but it won't help getting the material down into the openings to reach the auger. I could never get the sand to flow so I switced back to conveyor style spreader. I was going to try a second vibrator, but never tested that theory. That is a great spreader for salt, but not the best for sand.
  6. novasnowplower

    novasnowplower Member
    Messages: 52

    Keep sand dry and tarp it. open the slides on the bottom. BUT KEEP IT DRY.
  7. jmorrow

    jmorrow Junior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 1

    New Spreader

    Hello this is my first post. I am thinking of try an electric v box for the first time what brands do you recommend? I have a 9' gas and would like to replace with same length, will sit in f450. Thanks
  8. novasnowplower

    novasnowplower Member
    Messages: 52

    I have tried Salt dogg spreaders (with Augers) they dont seem to like a mix product.
    So I am now trying a Smith Spreader all electric. We will see how that goes. I like the design of the smith now trying the functionality.
  9. TB Grass

    TB Grass Junior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 15

    Salt dog spreads salt.
    does not do sand very well, you can try too
    I won't put salt sand mix in but if you have to, auger 2-3