Because the new SnowEx Tailgate Pro spreaders feature more compact controls with fewer wires, they’re easier to install, the company says, but the electrical system still provides plenty of functionality.
Offering hopper capacities of 5.75 and 10.75 cubic feet, respectively, the SP-575X and SP-1075X single-stage spreaders can apply salt and de-icing materials to roads, driveways, parking lots and other areas.
The new control system allows spread width adjustment up to 40 feet.
The compact spreader control, coupled with a redesigned electrical system, gives users more flexibility in mounting the control in the cab. With LED indicator lights and a digital diagnostic display, the control also has auxiliary functionality that enables any accessories plugged into the spreader to be controlled from the cab.
The SP-575X comes with a standard 2-inch receiver hitch. Also, a universal pivot mount is available as an option for the SP-1075X. It allows the spreader to swing away from the tailgate for easy access to the truck bed. SnowEx says the pivot mount can be adjusted for varying heights, widths and styles, so it can be used with a wide range of pickup trucks, SUVs, UTVs and tractors.
Located in an enclosure on the spreader, the “FLEET FLEX” electrical system provides power to all accessories and allows for fleet interchangeability between other single-stage FLEET FLEX system tailgate spreaders.
The Tailgate Pro’s hopper has a low-profile design that keeps the vehicle’s rear window unobstructed.
Each model features a 3-inch, vertical high-flow auger that produces consistent material flow, SnowEx says, with no belts, pulleys or chains. Other standard features include a top screen and fitted lid for the hopper.
To further boost material flow, an optional vibrator kit can be connected to the standard control without running additional wires or switches.
Hiniker tailgate spreader is stainless steel
Hiniker boasts that its new stainless steel tailgate spreader provides optimum control for spreading applications.
The “No-Dribble” bubble auger design means the flow stops when the auger stops, Hiniker says.
The spreader features an in-cab, variable-speed controller with blast control as well as control for the optional vibrator.
Hiniker’s brushed-finish 304 stainless steel hoppers are available in 6- and 10-cubic-foot capacities.
An optional swing-away hitch provides easy access to the truck bed and tailgate, the manufacturer says.