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What salt spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by joeplow1, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. joeplow1

    joeplow1 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    We are looking to buy a v box. There are alot of people I know using the snow ex and I thinks it is just because the local guy has them in stock. I am looking at a fisher with the chain drive. The auger in the snow ex I am not to sure of although my flink tailgate spreader has a auger. I guess we are looking for pros and cons of chain or auger.
  2. blizzardsnow

    blizzardsnow Member
    Messages: 83

    They both have their pro's and con's, what will you be spreading? Bulk? Bags? Magic?
  3. joeplow1

    joeplow1 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    mostly bulk some bag on occasion
  4. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth Member
    Messages: 86

    Swenson or AirFlo
  5. blizzardsnow

    blizzardsnow Member
    Messages: 83

    Used to have a snowex, with auger, wasn't too happy with how it fed. Also use a salt dog with gas motor and conveyor- feeds great except it pulses a little with each paddle of chain. Gas model doesn't allow for individual adjustment of spreader speed and flow speed. Also use a salt dogg 1500 electric with auger. Its great for adjustments- flow and spreader width and fewer moving parts. Easy to use-dont have to carry gas etc. Most bulk is ok, but sometimes it is crap that requires constant vibrator- which uses more salt.
  6. Brant'sLawnCare

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

    I have a Snow-Ex VP 8000 and I like it. I rebuilt it a bit, and used new parts so I probably won't have the problems the older ones had. So far I have spread over 25k lbs through it this winter. With that said, I will be buying Salt Dogg spreaders from now on. Everybody around here is using them. Seem to be a good bang for the buck!
  7. SaratogaSnowPro

    SaratogaSnowPro Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    That snowex 8000 is an old design. I don't think they make them anymore. It was angled inside the bed and always overflowed at the cab end. Still a decent spreader.
  8. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    We have had 3 Buyers Stainless 8' gas motors. Love them, they have yet let me down. Keep fresh plugs and gas and idle them high for a while at the end of the day and they run awesome. After 5 years $450 to put new drag chain, shaft, sprocets, bearings and half a day. Good to go. Just my opinion, have a few buddy's that'll agree.