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Walk behind spreader for bagged salt? Best value?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kruser6, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. kruser6

    kruser6 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 36

    What is your guys' recommendations for a walk behind spreader that works well and is reasonably priced. Looking for one that won't get clogged up from the bagged salt and flows well from the spreader. Thanks.
  2. Spencer's

    Spencer's Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Let me know if you find one! i could use one to!
  3. Raymond S.

    Raymond S. Senior Member
    Messages: 513

    Not sure what mine is as there's no label on it. I've had it forever. I took a pencil grinder and beveled the holes and opened them up as much as I could. Also took a piece of rubber and mounted it to the sides and back to direct the granulars. I can open it up and empty 50lbs in less than a minute if I wanted to.
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,756

    I just bought a Salt Dogg. Got it from Amazon.com. Check them out. Not bad for $200... They re-did a couple designs, including a heavy duty gear drive system. My workers love it. Will definitely buy another one when needed.
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2011
  5. Spencer's

    Spencer's Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    ill have to check them out! thanks!
  6. Advantage

    Advantage Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    We use a lot of 125lb capacity Earthway Spreaders. Good value since they get knocked around. Can be used for salt/ice melt in winter and Fertilizer in summer.
  7. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Purchased one from John Deere/Lesco last year. It is dedicated salt spreader with one larger hole in bottom and an agitator just above the opening. Screen is secured tightly. Best one I've used to date. That includes 3 salt doggs, spyker(the worst) 3 earthway and 3agrifab.
  8. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 477

    What model is it?
  9. Turtle07z71

    Turtle07z71 Junior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 3

    I purchased a Buyers model from Northern Tool about 2 months ago for $150. It holds up to 100 lbs, and so far has worked great.
  10. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    saltdogg, works great $179..00
  11. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    Believe it or not, I've been running a cheapo Scotts spreader for five seasons. I bought it one night to replace an Earthway spreader that broke. That poor little thing has had TONS of ice melt through it without complaint.

    I modified it so that it is two wheel drive and I put some screws in the little plastic wheels for traction.