September 3, 2019


Gear Guide:
Truckbed salt spreaders


COMPILED BY SCOTT BARBER

Success in snow has plenty to do with the numbers — ask any contractor. Landscape Trades is trying an experiment this year: compiling specs on an important equipment category. Maybe you are looking to buy a new spreader, or maybe you just enjoy comparing the stats.

BRAND MODEL CAPACITY (CUBIC YARDS) FEED MECHANISM SPREAD (FEET) CONTROLS MOTOR ADDITIONAL SIZES/MODELS AVAILABLE
Blizzard Ice Chaser  1.5 Pintle chain Up to 40 Dual variable speed Dual electric 1.8 and 2.5 cu. yd.
Blizzard Ice Chaser LP 0.5 Auger Up to 40  Dual variable speed  Dual electric   
Boss VBX 6500 1.5 Pintle chain or auger 2-40 Dual variable speed 3/4 horsepower  VBX 8000 (2 cu. yd.) and VBX 9000 (3 cu. yd.)
Boss Forge 1 Pintle chain or auger  2-40 Dual variable speed  1/2 horsepower  1.5 and 2 cu. yd.
Fisher Poly-Caster 1.5  Pintle chain Up to 40 Dual variable speed  12V dual electric 1.8 and 2.5 cu. yd.
Fisher Steel-Caster 1.5 Pintle chain  Up to 40  Dual variable speed 12V dual electric 2, 3, 4.5 and 6 cu. yd.
Fisher Speed-Caster 525 5.25 cubic feet  Auger  Up to 30 Dual variable speed  12V dual electric Speed-Caster 900 (9 cubic feet) 
Meyer  Elite 6 1.5 Drag or belt-over chain Up to 30 Wireless with gas models Dual electric, gas or hydraulic Elite 8 (2 cu. yd.) and Elite 10 (4.5 cu. yd.)
Meyer  Base Line 600 1.5 Drag chain Up to 30 In-cab with electric start  Dual electric, gas or hydraulic Base Line 800 (2 cu. yd.) 
Meyer  Crossfire Standard  1.5 Auger 4-40 In-cab controller 1/2 horsepower, electric 2 cu. yd. 
Meyer  Crossfire Deluxe 1.5 Auger 4-40 In-cab controller 1/2 horsepower, electric 2 cu. yd. 
Meyer  Polyhawk  1.5 Drag chain 4-30 Wireless with gas models Gas or electric 2 cu. yd. 
SaltDogg SHPE 1000 1 Auger 5-30 Dual variable speeds and vibrator 12V dual electric Multiple sizes between 0.75-6 cu. yd.
SaltDogg Pro 2000 Auger 5-30 Dual variable speeds and vibrator 12V dual electric Pro 2500 (2.5 cu. yd.)
SaltDogg 1400050SS 2 Conveyor chain 5-30 Dual variable speed 10.5 horsepower, gas 1.5 cu. yd. 
SaltDogg 1400455SSE 2.5 Conveyor chain 2-30  Dual variable speed 12V dual electric 1.5, 2.75 and 3 cu. yd.
SaltDogg 1400475SSE 3.5 Conveyor chain 4-30 Dual variable speed 12V dual electric 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5. cu. yds.  
SaltDogg 1400475SSH 3.5 Conveyor chain 4-30 Sold separately, multiple options Hydraulic 4, 4.5, 5 and 5.5 cu. yd.
SaltDogg 1406657SSH 6 Conveyor chain 2-40 Sold separately, multiple options Hydraulic 6-15 cu. yd.
Snow Ex V-Maxx G2 VX 1500 Struck 1.5 Auger Up to 40 Dual variable speed     12V dual electric Multiple models 1.5-6 cu. yd.
Snow Ex V-Pro SP-3000 Struck 0.5 Auger Up to 40 Dual variable speed     12V dual electric SP-6000 (struck 1 cu. yd.) 
Western Striker 1.5 Pintle chain Up to 40 Dual variable speed     Gas, electric or hydraulic 2, 3, 4.5, and 6 cu. yd.
Western Tornado 1.5 Pintle chain Up to 40 Dual variable speed     12V dual electric 1.8 and 2.5 cu. yd.

                      

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