Fisher Engineering showed off three new tailgate spreader models at the 2015 Work Truck Show — the Speed-Caster 900; Speed-Caster 525 and Quick-Caster 300W wireless electric tailgate spreader.
The trio of new spreaders join the lineup for the 2015-16 snow removal season.
The spreaders will be integrated into the product line alongside the brand’s existing Low Profile 2500, 1000 and 500 tailgate spreaders.
The newly designed Speed-Caster 900 (9 cubic feet) and Speed-Caster 525 (5.25 cubic feet) tailgate spreaders are each powered by two instant-start, 12-volt electric motors, which power the heavy-duty auger delivery systems and spinner assemblies.
The Speed-Caster 900 model holds up to 720 pounds of bagged or bulk de-icing material and is available with an optional 2-inch receiver hitch, 3-point hitch and pivot/GM pivot mounts.
The Speed-Caster 525 model holds up to 420 pounds of de-icing material and comes standard with combination 2-inch and 3-point hitch mounts.
Both the Speed-Caster 900 and Speed-Caster 525 spreader models feature a new enhanced dual variable-speed control that allows operators to match material delivery and spread patterns to conditions.
The LED control features three standard accessory buttons, a dedicated blast button and digital self-diagnostics that alert the operator when the spreader is empty or adjustments are needed.
The Quick-Caster 300W “plug ‘n’ play” wireless electric tailgate spreader comes standard with a 2-inch receiver hitch and 7-pin plug, designed for installation without drilling or wiring.
The wireless one-touch, on/off key fob control offers two spinner speeds to match spread patterns to the application.
A wide variety of mounts are available, so the Quick-Caster 300W spreader can fit on pickup trucks, SUVs, UTVs and tractors.
A fully-enclosed 12-volt motor and maximum torque transmission power the Quick-Caster spreader’s 10-inch corrosion-free spinner. The hopper holds up to 3 cubic feet of rock salt and a clear weather cover is available as an accessory.
Information on the new spreader offerings will be available in the online Fisher Spreader Showroom in April 2015.
Editor’s Note: Bruce Smith is a Senior Editor at Randall-Reilly