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walk behind spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by cmills, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. cmills

    cmills Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 11

    Is there one brand of walk behind that is much better than the other or is it just about best to shop by price? It seems everything I have read says about all of them have problems with clogging. I've read a few good things about the Salt Dogg spreaders (same as Buyers, right?) and the snow ex spreaders, anybody have any other opinions?

  2. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    I have the salt dogg, which is made by buyers. I like it, I've had it for 2 years and it does what I need it to do.
  3. mikeitu7

    mikeitu7 Senior Member
    from Palos
    Messages: 277

    I have a salt dogg also, I had bought a snowex and the salt would not flow the same as the salt dogg. They are also too expensive twice as much as a salt dogg.
  4. cmills

    cmills Junior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 11

    For those of you with the SaltDogg, where did you buy it? I think I might give one a try, hopefully it won't take to long to get here.
  5. EdNewman

    EdNewman Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Amazon.com has the salt doggs. Free shipping too.
  6. SServices

    SServices Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    I got mine at central parts, on pre season sale
  7. Wayne Volz

    Wayne Volz Senior Member
    Messages: 694


    I like the snowex spreaders. I have been using them for them for three years. I am looking forward to using my new SnowEx drop spreader this year as well. I have not had any clogging issues.

    Good luck.
  8. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,247

    Honestly, I have two plastic Scotts spreaders from Home Depot. I had to buy them in a pinch one day when the Earthway spreader we were using crapped out. They have been going strong for five years with countless tons put through them. I studded the plastic tire for traction and don't plan on replacing them anytime soon.
  9. mikeitu7

    mikeitu7 Senior Member
    from Palos
    Messages: 277

    I bought my Salt Dogg at Regional truck equiptment. AgriFab also makes good salt spreader, the only problem mine tend to hold up 2-3 years. But spread salt really good. Those I bought @ Russo.
  10. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,056

    I'm using the same, the only real draw back is you carry less product but the type of stuff I do 100#'s isn't needed with a walk behind. Thinking of upgrading by putting some pneumatic tires on it and maybe a deflector.
  11. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    In true honesty, if your in the market for an industrialized walk spreader, buy Epoke! This has air tires, grease fittings & steel hopper. Retails approx $1,150 (canadian)

  12. BORIS

    BORIS Senior Member
    Messages: 172

    maby it is just the pic but that thing looks huge.
  13. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Just bought a new Salt Dogg from Mills Supply in Cleveland, Ohio. Checked around and they had the best price at $175.00 picked up.
  14. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    steel salt dogg at angelos is 169 stainless is in the upper 200's
  15. tattood_1

    tattood_1 Member
    Messages: 98

    How wide of a path do the salt dogs spread?