Need a spreader that can spread salt and transform into a liquid deicing sprayer? The new Hilltip IceStriker 6000CM might be for you!
September 5, 2021 | Emma Tyborski
Hilltip is now offering its innovative IceStriker™ Combi Spreaders in a 6.0 cubic yard capacity, with a 12-inch pintle chain-driven unit. The new 6000CM model is the largest Hilltip model available in the North American market. Hilltip has also now added chain-driven options for all IceStriker Combi Spreaders, expanding the option to meet the preferences of all winter care professionals.
The 6000CM model is designed for class 6 trucks and larger. The electric-powered IceStriker spreaders (12- or 24-volt dual motors) are now available in capacities of 2.0, 2.8, 3.4, 4.2 and 6.0 cubic yards. This spreader has the ability to spread granular salt, sand and gravel, but can also be transformed into a liquid deicing sprayer.
The IceStriker spreaders has liquid tanks on both sides of the double-walled poly hopper, which can hold up to 220-300 gallons of liquid. An optional pre-wet liquid kit, includes a pump and spray nozzle that allows the operator to pre-wet spreading materials to help activate salt as it’s spread.
The optional 6-foot, 7-inch dual spraybar, allows an operator to spray brine directly onto the driving surface with a maximum 16-foot spraying width. The addition of a 40-foot hose reel and hand-held spray nozzle allows for easier spraying in hard-to-reach areas, such as on sidewalks and steps. Also, an optional bladder tank increases the unit’s overall brine capacity to 550 gallons.
The StrikeSmart™ controller is standard on all spreader and sprayers. The controller features a detailed color screen, and allows operators to adjusts vibrator settings, blast settings and much more. Spreading width settings (between 2 and 40 feet), exact material feed and all systems can be calibrated from within the cab using this advanced controller.
The GPS speed-control function allows the spreader to automatically adjust the chain or auger speed depending on vehicle speed to achieve consistent material delivery, while the manual mode allows for setting a fixed speed. The controller also automatically collects and saves essential data, providing operators with spreading reports that can reduce potential liability issues.
The optional adjustable spreading symmetry function, allows the operator to adjust the direction of material off of the spinner from the cab-mounted control. An easy-to-understand graphic indicates the current direction of the material, which can be easily adjusted with the integrated dial.
The exclusive HTrack™ tracking software option allows for maximum control and observation of ones equipment fleet from a computer, tablet or smartphone. The HTrack system allows one to monitor treatment routes, vehicle speed, GPS location and material usage in real-time. Also, the two-way GPRS communication channel allows application rates to be remotely set and adjusted for each customer’s site depending on weather conditions.
The sealed, weather-resistant motor enclosure, automatic vibrator, integrated tie-down loops, top screen and pre-routed accessory wire for simplified light/rear camera installation are all standard features of the IceStriker Combi Spreader. Auger models include an inverted-V structure over the auger drive to reduce heavy start-up loads on the feed mechanism.
Accessory options for the IceStriker Combi Spreader include an LED work light, strobe lights, illuminated license plate kit, rear and indicator lights, leg stand for more convenient storage/installation, end material alarm sensor on the spinner, tarp cover and an extended auger for axle loading optimization. The hopper also comes in orange instead of the standard gray color.
For more information, contact Hilltip Corp. at 859-760-7211 or visit the website at www.hilltipna.com.