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what kind of tailgate spreader do I get?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by readysnowplow, Nov 25, 2009.

  1. readysnowplow

    readysnowplow Senior Member
    Messages: 130

    I am new to the industry (2yrs) and I have two F250 3/4 Tons running at all times. I need a spreader this year but I've heard horror stories about the snow-ex. Which spreader do you guys recommend that will handle at least a 3/4ton salt dump and wont cost me an arm and a leg. I need help soon! Snow is next week.
  2. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    I have been plowing for 36 years and have had great luck with SnowEx products. Their controllers are junk, however, they are under warranty for 3 years I think when they are new, so I sell mine every 3 years and get new ones. I bought 2 new swingaway mounts last year. They will make you a pile of $$$$$$$ !!!
  3. JeffNY

    JeffNY Senior Member
    Messages: 484


    Thats it.
  4. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    only thing ive ever ran is snow ex.. you just better have a back up spreader ill put it that way.
  5. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    Read ALL the other posts on tailgate spreaders then you will get your answer.
  6. cplmac

    cplmac Senior Member
    from Dundee
    Messages: 113

    I just bought a Buyers (Salt Dawg actually) TGSUVPROA, I put it together and ran the harnesses, it seems to work well but it only holds 300 pounds. I ran through a 50 pound bag in ten seconds on half speed. Good spread though, a little heavy in the center but otherwise seems like it's going to work well. I just got it though, so it's really to early to tell.
  7. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    I have had Meyer spreaders, Fischer and Snow Ex. For a tailgate I think the standard issue is a Snow Ex 1075. It uses a transmission which do go bad eventually. I do not like the spreaders with the motor in the hopper that use belts and bearings to get the work done. ie Snoway.