Salt Spreaders Q & A's
How much is a salt spreader?
When purchasing a salt spreader, prices range from £12 to £953 depending on the make and model. Different brands and models offer varying capabilities. However, the cost of injuries from ice-related accidents on your premises can be much higher. It's crucial to prioritize safety for customers and employees. Most models come with pneumatic wheels, making them effective on uneven ground. De-icing paths, roadways, and car parks becomes quick and efficient, ensuring a safer environment. PARRS offers a complete range, from Light Duty Walk-along Salt Spreaders to Vehicle Mounted Salt Spreaders, catering to your specific needs.
What is a spreader used for?
Salt spreaders are tools designed to distribute substances such as salt, rock salt, sand, and other fine or crystallized materials across extensive areas like roads or fields. Their primary function is to disperse these materials to break up and remove ice from surfaces, reducing the risk of slippery accidents and preventing the inconvenience of icy roadblocks.
What is the best salt spreader for snow?
It all depends on your needs! Our top pick is the 36 kg Salt Spreader Spinner with Pneumatic Wheels from Parrs. Perfect for commercial use, it covers about 3 meters. The durable polypropylene hopper prevents ice melts from sticking and ensures quick material dispersal. Mounted on large pneumatic wheels for uneven surfaces and equipped with a heavy-duty gearbox. Explore it for more details!
What is the best salt to use in a salt spreader?
Salt spreaders are tools designed to scatter granular salts, such as calcium chloride, sodium chloride, and magnesium chloride, across extensive surfaces like roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. Typically employed in winter, their purpose is to reduce the risk of accidents on slippery surfaces.
Which salt spreader do I need?
Choose the Salt Spreader Spinner 36kg for efficient, precise ice control in commercial settings. Opt for the Salt Spreader Spinner with Pneumatic Wheels and Rain Cover 36kg if you need additional moisture protection. The Steel Towable Salt Spreader 160kg is ideal for heavy-duty, large area coverage, while the Trojan Salt Spreader Spinner 35kg is designed for both residential and workplace environments. For even larger areas, consider the Dolomite Salt Spreader 50kg with adjustable flow, directional spreading, and solid 'all-terrain' wheels. For additional information, explore our comprehensive comparison table featuring salt spreaders from Parrs.
Should you salt before or after snow?
Remove all snow from driveways and sidewalks before it freezes into ice. Use salt only after clearing the snow and only in areas where safety is a concern. Ensure even distribution of salt.
How to use a salt spreader?
Ensure the control lever is disengaged and the chute is closed. Fill your spreader with salt or your preferred grain. Begin walking, engage the control lever to open the chute, and distribute the salt.
Do I choose a pneumatic wheel or a rubber solid wheel for a salt spreader?
When choosing tires for your salt spreader, consider solid rubber for durability in tough conditions like construction sites, or go for pneumatic tires for more moderate use like snow removal or landscaping. Solid tires have a higher upfront cost but last 3-5 times longer, proving cost-effective. Pneumatic tires are a budget-friendly option with a lower upfront cost, suitable for various conditions.
What is the difference between drop salt spreaders and spinner salt spreaders?
Spinner Salt Spreaders:
Drop Salt Spreaders:
Both types of spreaders enhance safety procedures and minimize the risk of slips and falls for customers and employees.