Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader

Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader
Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader
Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader
Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader

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Product Overview

Chapin 81008A 80-Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader is ideal for snow and ice removal at home. This 80-lb. capacity hopper is constructed of powder-coated steel frame, poly hopper, ergonomically designed bail system for flexible handling, and 10-in. pneumatic wheels that roll easily on snowy surface and unbalanced terrain. It features an adjustable front and side baffles that allows better directional control of spread, enclosed gear system that is protected against elements, plus simple gate settings that are compatible with salt and halite/ice melt. It also has a spiked auger to help minimize clumping. Comes with salt grate and over. Product holds up to 80-lbs. and weighs 27 lbs.

Features and Specs

For use in: Homes.
Dimensions: 24 x 19 x 22 in.
Material / Construction: Powder-coated steel, poly hopper and pneumatic tires.
Special Features: Spiked auger, front and side baffle system allows for precise control of spread pattern.
Warranty: 2-year limited.
Shipping Weight: 27.00 lbs
Manufacturer: Chapin (Mfg. Number: 81008A)


Technical Specs:

  • Hopper Construction: Poly
  • Hopper Capacity: 80-pound
  • Frame Type: Powder-coated steel
  • Frame Construction: Powder-coated steel
  • Package Dimension: 24 in. L x 19 in. W x 22 in. H
  • Gate Control: Adjustable gate lever
  • Gate Opening: Rotary
  • Linkage: Ambidextrous bail cable
  • Gear Construction: Acetal
  • Agitator Type: Spiked auger
  • Wheels: Pneumatic Tires
  • Wheel size: 10-inch
  • Axle Material: Metal-alloy
  • Grate: Included
  • Rain Cover: Included
  • Handle Type: U-shaped
  • Handle Material: Powder-coated steel
  • Item Weight: 27 lbs.
  • Baffle: Adjustable front and sides
  • Gear Box: Enclosed
  • Impeller: Designed for even spread pattern


Approximate assembly time is 5-10 minutes.

Suggested Tools: Wrench and/or Ratchet Set

  • Assemble handle to uprights with Hex bolts and nuts.
  • Tighten M6 nuts completely.
  • Assemble linkage to bail assembly.
  • Assemble linkage to rotate link.
  • Rotate the turnbuckle to adjust the gate.

Bail Position for adjusting Gate:

  1. Bail must be in rest position for Gate Closed.
  2. Bail must be depressed for Gate Open.


Auger is designed to work in forward motion. Excessive reverse motion could cause binding. If resistance is felt while pulling
spreader backwards, stop and clear salt from auger.


  • Be sure gate control is in the closed position. Do not hold bail down when filling. If gate is not fully closed see Figure C above for adjustment.
  • Determine appropriate setting for material being used by reading the suggested setting on the material’s bag. Be sure to read the instructions on the bag/box of the material you’re spreading to identify accurate setting needed).
  • To begin spreading, start walking (about 3 mph pace) and pull the bail system down to open gate.
  • To stop spreading simply let go of the bail and the gate will close.


  • Adjust baffle by hand to block distribution accordingly.
  • Use wing nuts to adjust tension on baffles.

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Will the Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader, spread fertilizer too?

According to the manufacturer, the Chapin 81008A 80 - Pound Salt and Ice Melt Spreader can be used for fertilizers, but it is not recommended because it does not have the calibration to distribute product at the rate advised. Please look at the other Chapin Spreaders available on our site. 


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