The Chapin Professional Stainless SureSpread Salt/Ice Melt Broadcast Spreader 100 lb (82108) is a great ice melt tool. It features a 360 degrees baffle system that accurately controls the spread pattern of the unit. The frame is made from heavy duty stainless steel frame, supporting the hopper and the base. The unit has 2 14" fully pneumatic tires that can easily handle rough ground. There's an enclosed acetal gears that is safe from debris, and an application chart to help user dial in the correct application setting when unit is in use. Comes with grate and cover. This is not recommended to be use with granular fertilizers or herbicides.
This is a very nice spreader for salting pathways, Just what the doctor ordered. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is because I deducted one for the grate that comes with it. While the grate is a great idea the holes are just a little small for rock salt and I find that you have to always be shaking the spreader to get a steady flow of salt. Double the hole size and this would be a five star spreader. I particularly like the worm drive instead of the old cotter pin to deliver the salt. Colud never find a replacement cotter pin that would fit so the worm or auger is a nice feature.
We run a residential snow removal service and have tried 2 other competitors salt spreaders only to end up disappointed. The Chapin spreader has proved to be a true commercial grade spreader capable of salting multiple properties fast and easy ! Great product ! Durable and very dependable ! We will continue to purchase Chapin products for our commercial and personal applications.
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