A DIFFERENT
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LOW PROFILE

TAILGATE SPREADERS

CONSIDER IT DONE.

Get a better look at your high-quality work as you move onto the next job with the WESTERN® Low Profile tailgate spreaders. These high-density, single-stage, poly tailgate spreaders sit lower on trucks to deliver top spreader performance without affecting the operator’s view from behind the wheel.

Low Profile 500, 1000 & 2500

Unique features

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COVER

A latching, molded polyethylene lid protects de-icing material from the elements.

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ELECTRIC MOTOR

A fully enclosed 12-volt electric, 1/3 HP motor is mounted inside a sealed housing, protecting it from corrosion.

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CONTROLS

Choose between a variable speed control with an "on/off" button and blast option to optimize material usage or a basic "on/off" toggle control (controls are sold separately).

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CORROSION-RESISTANT HOPPER

The low profile tailgate spreaders feature corrosion-free polyethylene hoppers for long-lasting durability.

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MATERIAL DELIVERY

Material is delivered by a powder coated, vertical steel auger to provide long-lasting, reliable performance.

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SPINNER

Models 500 and 1000 both feature a durable 10" polyurethane spinner that delivers a spread pattern of up to 30'.

Model 2500 comes standard with a large, 15" polyurethane spinner that delivers a spread pattern of up to 30'.

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ADJUSTABLE FEED GATE

On Model 2500, a specialized "saw tooth" feed gate and auger design combine to deliver complete, reliable flow control with positive shut-off, eliminating spillage and waste.

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MOUNTING OPTIONS

The Model 500 tailgate spreader comes standard with a Class III receiver hitch mount.

The Model 1000 tailgate spreader requires the additional purchase of one of the available mount options: a Class IV receiver hitch mount, a fixed bumper mounting system, or the SWING AWAY® mount.

The Model 2500 tailgate spreader comes standard with a Class IV receiver hitch mount.

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RATCHET STRAPS

Add additional spreader stability to your vehicle with nylon tie-down ratchet straps. Standard on the 500 and 2500 models only.

FEATURED ACCESSORIES

TOP SCREEN

The coated steel top screen helps break up large chunks of de-icing material during the loading process to help prevent clogging and bridging during spreader operation.

ADJUSTABLE DEFLECTOR

Redirect material onto the roadway and away from your vehicle by using an adjustable deflector that can be positioned in various directions.

5-FLIGHT AUGER

Reduce spillage of finer grained material by utilizing a 5-Flight Auger. A tighter corkscrew design with 5 turns over the same distance as the standard 3.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

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Models Model 500 Model 1000 Model 2500
Capacity 5.00 cu ft 0.14 cu m 8.00 cu ft 0.23 cu m 8.50 cu ft 0.24 cu m
Hopper Construction Polyethylene Polyethylene Polyethylene Polyethylene Polyethylene Polyethylene
Dimensions Overall (LxWxH) 21" x 39" x 34" 53.34 cm x 99.06 cm x 86.36 cm 19 ½" x 50 ½" x 35" 49.53 cm x 128.27 cm x 88.90 cm 25" x 50" x 42" 63.50 x 127 x 106.68 cm
Approx. Weight (Empty) 75 lb With Mount 34 kg With Mount 105 lb Without Mount 47 kg Without Mount 131 lb With Mount 59 kg With Mount
Motor 1/3 hp 1/3 hp 1/3 hp 1/3 hp 1/3 hp 1/3 hp
Auger (Diam. x Length) 2 ⅝" x 6" 6.68 cm x 15.24 cm 2 ⅝" x 6" 6.68 cm x 15.24 cm 2 ⅝" x 9" 6.68 cm x 22.86 cm
Spinner Size 10" 25.40 cm 10" 25.40 cm 15" 38.10 cm
Spreading Width Up to 30' Up to 9.14 m Up to 30' Up to 9.14 m Up to 30' Up to 9.14 m
Materials Salt Salt Salt Salt Salt Salt
Vehicle Application Vehicles with Class III Hitch Vehicles with Class III Hitch Full Size Trucks (Over 6,000 lb GVWR) Full Size Trucks (Over 6,000 lb GVWR) Full Size Trucks (Over 6,000 lb GVWR) Full Size Trucks (Over 6,000 lb GVWR)
Available Mounts Standard Class III Receiver Hitch Mount Standard Class III Receiver Hitch Mount Optional Fixed Mount, Class IV Hitched Mount, Dual Swing Mount Optional Fixed Mount, Class IV Hitched Mount, Dual Swing Mount Standard Class IV Hitch Mount Standard Class IV Hitch Mount

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