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w/b salt spreaders...im a newbie

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Lawnboy89, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Lawnboy89

    Lawnboy89 Member
    from CT
    Messages: 33

    Hey guys..I'm just getting into plowing this year I have about 15 residential accounts and 1 commercial building account, pretty good size parking lot. I'm looking at these two salt spreaders, I'm wondering what the difference is between a salt spreader and a regular fertilizer spreader. It seems the salt spreaders have some gaurd type device?

    Here are the two I looked at..



    Let me know what you guys think, I have no experience with this..thanks in advance
  2. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    the salt spreader is all stain less in components and holds up better to with the salt application. I would go with the salt dogg. that is there business. I have used agriculture heavy duty spreaders before and come spring they are worthless. Rust and corrosion all over the place. Money down the drain.
  3. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    I got a $20 one from the local hardware store. I have only used it a couple times now, but it works good, and as long as it lasts the yr I will be happy. It paid for itself the first bag of salt through it, can't complain about that.
  4. Meadelz

    Meadelz Junior Member
    Messages: 11


    Just bought the new meyer hot shotHD spreader. Love it. Costs a pile of money but not a single component to rust on it. All poly and stainless steel.