Equipment: Spreaders

In selecting a material spreader, agencies have many choices: tailgate vs. slide-in, conveyor systems vs. augers, spinners vs. chutes, and more. Many spreaders have prewetting capabilities. Zero-velocity systems can help minimize bounce and scatter, as can add-ons like skirts and flaps. Clear Roads research aims to help agencies determine the most effective, cost-efficient system for their needs.

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Specifications and Guidance

Product Experiences

Every year, Clear Roads member states share the results of pilot-testing of winter maintenance products and materials that their agencies have conducted.

Products reviewed include:

  • Henderson First Response System (slurry spreader)
  • Henderson Zero-Velocity Spreader
  • Monroe Salt Slurry Generator
  • Salt Skirts
  • Scale-Tec Calibrator IV Portable Spreader Calibration Scale

 

Other Research and Resources