Holds up to 20,000 sq. feet of spreadable product, such as seed, fertilizer, or salt. Dual rotor action achieves impressively accurate 6-foot spread. Rolling cart design boasts never-flat tires for any terrain. Comfortable handle includes smartphone holder.
Needs minor assembly. Material can build up between wheels.
Handheld spreader. Comfortable grip boasts arm support to reduce fatigue. Simple trigger mechanism with hand crank to evenly distribute salt and other contents. Comes pre-assembled. Water-resistant plastic parts.
Coverage and distribution is dependent on the speed of walking and rotation.
Durable polymer hopper won't rust or dent. Holds 100 pounds of material for spreading. Axle-activated spinner works with motion for simplicity. Simple lever controls material flow. Twenty-four-foot range. Welded steel frame with pneumatic tires.
A little pricey. Some reviews note parts can come off during use.
Extremely simple, straightforward design and operation. Made of durable plastic. Rotating grille allows selection of coarse, fine, or bulk pouring. Easy to fill. Twist-lock lid with integrated contoured handle.
Limited capacity. Some find the twist-lock lid hard to open and close.
Big 100-pound capacity hopper. Designed to mount in ATV utility rack. Boasts enclosed 12V motor. Adjustable material flow lever provides precise control over distribution. Comes with rain cover.
Can be a challenge to mount on tractors or riding mowers. Salt can block opening when damp.
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When the snow is out, you need salt for the roads. Icy conditions and cold temperatures make it easy for ice to pile up on asphalt and concrete surfaces. A salt spreader can help you combat and prevent ice buildup. Beyond safety, this can also make it easier to shovel snow from the driveway and sidewalks. Most models are walk-behind spreaders you manually push to move. If you have a truck, ATV, or a tractor, other spreaders are towable for roads or larger areas you need to cover. Vehicle-mounted spreaders are the best for covering entire streets or neighborhoods – so everyone on the street will be happy.