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Which spreader to buy??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Joe V, Dec 6, 2006.

  1. Joe V

    Joe V Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    I am considering purchasing a salt spreader and am overwelmed with all of the models and information. I'm in Rhode Island, and use my equipment primarily for my own properties, however would consider going beyond that scope with the sander. I would appreciate feedback from the professionals as to what brands/models of spreaders to look at and also to stay away from. I generally buy the best that I can afford when it comes to equipment and tools, with the hopes of fewer headaches down the road. I've researched Hi-way, Swenson, Monroe just to name a few. Any insight would be appreciated, and thank you in advance for taking the time to read this and respond. :confused:
  2. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I use a Down East 1.5 yd SS Electric, 6 years no problems. Replaced all the chains this fall.
  3. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    It depends on how much you are doing. I had a Buyers in my F250. Sold that truck & just sold the spreader because it was too long for my new truck. I now have a Meyers tailgate spreader. It works pretty good so far.
  4. Rickco

    Rickco Member
    Messages: 89

    There are many good spreaders out there. What is it going on? A single stage (spiner only) will work fine if you are only laying down a little salt only. If you plan on using a sand/salt mix do not even think of a single stage unit!IT WILL NOT WORK!