SnowEx has launched two new models in its tailgate line of salt and de-icing material spreaders, the Tailgate Pro SP-575X and SP-1075X, which feature more compact controls and fewer wires.
The spreaders are single-stage spreaders with 5.75 and 10.75 cubic fee capacities designed for smaller applications such as recreational paths, parking lots, driveways and roads.
The controls allow a material spread width adjustment of up to 40 feet, and the electrical system has been redesigned to take up less space in the cab and to be mounted easier than previous models, the company says. The control also allows for accessories to be added to the spreader and controlled from the cab.
SnowEx says the SP-575X features a standard 2-inch receive hitch while the SP-1075X offers an optional universal pivot mount, which can be used on SUVs, UTVs and tractors in addition to trucks, that allows the spreader to swing away from the tailgate for truck bed access.
The Tailgate Pro series modules are constructed with a modular steel frame with a two-stage powder coat paint system, and feature hoppers made from high-density, lightweight polyethylene. The augers are 3-inch, vertical high-flow designs with no belts, pulleys or changes, the company says, but instead a direct-drive system mounted in a sealed drive enclosure.