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Walk Behind Spreader Cleaning

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ajordan193, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    My walk behind spreader is covered in salt. Is it okay to wash this out after each use? Ive heard in the past that water can get into the gear box and cause problems...is this true? Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance
  2. Pert Snow

    Pert Snow Member
    Messages: 58

    i havent heard that go 4 it. jsut as most people do they wash the back of there truck after salting.
  3. Sno Biz

    Sno Biz Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 55

    I power wash all my walk behinds and tailgate spreaders after each use...If you have a unit with a covered gear box (great) just keep the nozzle away... Clean equipment is happy equipment.
  4. ajordan193

    ajordan193 Senior Member
    from WNY
    Messages: 224

    thanks guys, i hate having dirty equipment. just didn't want to screw anything up