SnowEx unveils new spreader for off-highway ice management
SnowEx introduces a new concept to the snow and ice management industry with the SP-7000 Tow Pro spreader. Featuring a sizeable 1.4-cubic-yard capacity, it tows behind tractors and utility vehicles with a lawn and garden hitch, eliminating the need to mount a large spreader in the truck bed. This helps maximize the truck’s utility by freeing the bed to carry additional spreading materials or peripheral pieces of equipment, such as walk-behind spreaders and snow blowers. The Tow Pro is ideal for treating parking lots and garages, college and institutional campuses, private roadways, and a multitude of other off-highway uses.
Thanks to a unique material feed system, the Tow Pro is able to handle all available spreading materials for ice management such as 100-percent sand, 100-percent salt/ice melt or any combination in-between. The system includes a multi-angled hopper for enhancing material flow to the spreader’s inverted-“V” baffle and patented auger, which then delivers material to a precise spot on the spinner. It also contains an integrated vibrator to reduce clumping and promote consistent feeding.
With an 18-inch, stainless-steel spinner, the unit is capable of spreading material up to 30-feet wide. For maximum control of the spread pattern, the spinner can be tilted between 0 and 15 degrees downward, and the fins can also be adjusted.
The Tow Pro features fully electric cab control of all moving components, including the auger drive, spinner and shutoff gate. The unit comes with a weather-proof digital controller, which independently adjusts the speed of the material feed system and the spinner. The controller displays the exact feed rate, helping the operator spread accurately and save material.
To make certain material does not spill during transport, the electric shutoff gate can also be actuated by the controller. Additionally, the controller includes an incremental startup/shutdown feature to further limit material waste. When the unit is activated, the spinner engages first, followed by the flow gate and lastly the auger. This ensures the spinner is clear and spinning before receiving material. When powering down, the components disengage in the opposite order — with the spinner stopping last.
The spreader can draw power from the towing vehicle’s battery and, as an option, it can be equipped with 2 rechargeable 12-volt batteries to ensure ample power to the system. Because the Tow Pro is completely electric driven, it contains no pulleys, sprockets, chains or belts to maintain. Additionally, its polyethylene hopper eliminates common corrosion and maintenance concerns associated with steel-built alternatives.
Other standard features include a fitted hopper cover and top screen. Like all SnowEx equipment, the Tow Pro is covered by a 2-year limited warranty.
In addition to the SP-7000 Tow Pro, SnowEx offers a full line of spreaders, pre-wetting/de-icing sprayers, snowbrooms and value-added gear for winter maintenance.
SnowEx, product division of TrynEx International/(800) 725-8377