Salt Spreader Reviews

by Tested_to_Destruction

A salt spreader is an awesome hand tool when it comes to winter maintenance. The five best rock salt spreaders compared and reviewed.

A salt spreader is a must-have winter maintenance tool. Useful for both home owners and professionals, they're great for keeping surface areas free from ice and snow once you've gone to the trouble of clearing it away. They make short work of spreading rock salt around and though the most favored are the manual salt spreader models - they're still an effective method for getting the job done.

When used in conjunction with a snow shovel, a roof rake and a snow blower, you're just about prepared and ready for the worst of the winter weather. They're a great return on investment, as well as an awesome labor saving device.

The five best rock salt spreader examples are featured below. All are high on quality, can be found on the best selling winter hand and power tools lists and are guaranteed to help prevent the usual winter weather from taking over your property and backyard.

Buyers SaltDogg WB100B 1.5 Cubic Foot/100-Pound Capacity Poly Walk Behind Snow Broadcast Spreader With Carbon Steel Frame & 13-Inch Pneumatic Tires

When it comes to walk behind salt spreaders the SaltDogg is the best selling on the market. The hopper is a large 1.5 cubic feet capacity and is constructed out of a square polymer single-mold. That translates to an impressive 100lbs of sand, rock salt and any other surface spreading material. You can adjust the spread path from 3 to 30ft wide, which is helpful when you're following a path you've cleared with a snow blower or snow shovel. 

The frame is a welded black powder coated steel manufacture and the tires are pneumatic, which makes short work of pushing the spreader through slushy snow-covered surfaces. There's also a comfortable easy-grip handle and a rain cover included that will protect the contents in wet weather. An awesome tool, great when used in conjunction with other winter maintenance tools - recommended buy.

Buyers SaltDogg WB100B 1.5 Cubic Foot/100-Pound Capacity Poly Walk Behind Snow Broadcast Spreader...

Heavy-duty salt spreader from Buyers Products lets you easily distribute salt or other free-flowing materials to make sidewalks safe in the winter.View Product Manual

Only $197.94

Earthway 2050P Estate 80-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader

This is the best of the inexpensive manual salt spreaders and comes in at under 90 bucks. The hopper has an 80lb load capacity, which is plenty big enough for most backyards, drives and pathways. The tires are 10" pneumatics, again great for pushing through snowy surface conditions. Overall the manufacture is pretty rugged, the hopper is plastic - heavy duty enough to cope with salt and sand time and again.

There's a handy even spread facility on-board, which does create a good level coverage as you move along the pathway. The frame is tubular steel, black coated with a comfortable handle that helps with both the grip and maneuvering the spreader. This is a quality winter maintenance tool to add to your snow removal equipment and the price is a steal.

Earthway 2050P Estate 80-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader

Large, rugged pneumatic tires make the Earthway estate 80-pound walk-behind broadcast spreader remarkably easy to use -- no matter what the terrain. Measuring ten inches in diam...

$153.89  $94.99

Brinly-Hardy Broadcast Spreader - 175-Lb. Capacity

This is the best pull behind salt spreader and the load capacity is a huge 175lbs. That's a whole lotta salt! It's perfect for anyone with an acre or more of land to clear of snow or fertilize in the spring and it's a simple job of hitching up the unit to a tractor and away you go. There's an adjustable flow control facility and the spreader opening is also adjustable according to individual requirement.

The manufacture is more than rugged enough to handle regular lawn maintenance, or for those that live in winter climates that deliver months of snowfall and ice. The hopper is constructed out of a single-molded polyethylene plastic and the frame is a coated black tubular steel. The tires are 14" pneumatics and cope well with large uneven terrain. Overall a well made product and at under 200 dollars - a lot of bang for your buck.

Brinly-Hardy Broadcast Spreader - 175-Lb. Capacity, Model# BS36BH

Incredible 175-lb. capacity makes this spreader ideal for areas 1 acre and larger. 3.5 cu. ft. spreader applies granular seed and chemical materials to keep your lawn vibrant an...

$219.00  $165.92

Earthway 2170 Commercial 100-Pound Broadcast Push Spreader

This is both the best selling and lowest priced commercial salt spreader - and it carries a good round 100lbs of salt and other spreading materials. The frame is heavy duty enough to cope with regular use, tubular powder coated black steel frame, a robust plastic hopper and a pair of impressive 13" pneumatic tires help to make short work of snow and ice covered paths, sidewalks and more.

There's an industry standard gearbox built into the manufacture, with the gears being enclosed so as to lengthen the life of the spreader overall. The handle is height adjustable, the grip feels pretty comfortable and the hitch can be used in conjunction with a small lawn tractor. The open/shut facility is a breeze and it moves with ease over wet, sluchy terrain as well as anything covered in lumps and bumps. High end quality, commercial use - awesome buy.

Earthway 2170 Commercial 100-Pound Broadcast Push Spreader

The Earthway Commercial 100-pound broadcast push spreader features a high-volume, 3350-cubic-inch hopper with the ability to hold up to 100 pounds of fertilizer. Its heavy-duty ...

$249.99  $150.68

Earthway 2150 Commercial 50-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader

This is the best mid-sized rock salt spreader and is another product from Earthway. A commercial standard spreader, the design is as durable and well made as their other related products and this one is best for those with less than an acre of land to keep free from snow and ice during the winter months.

The 13" pneumatics, 50lb heavy duty hopper capacity and powder coated black steel frame all make for a very solidly constructed winter maintenance tool. It also incorporates the 'Ev-N-Spred' facility found o other Earthway products and will do s great job when it comes to freeing up paths and driveways. The spread rate and handle are fully adjustable according to need and overall it's designed and built to last season after season. Quality, great finish and a great return on investment - currently on offer at a discount that makes the purchase even more attractive.

Earthway 2150 Commercial 50-Pound Walk-Behind Broadcast Spreader

The Earthway commercial 50-pound walk-behind broadcast spreader features a high-volume, 1325-cubic-inch-capacity hopper with the ability to hold up to 50 pounds of fertilizer. I...

$244.00  $169.83
Updated: 06/22/2012, Tested_to_Destruction
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