Need to make quick work of de-icing sidewalks without large equipment? Dominate your small de-icing jobs with the all new drop spreader for UTVs from Western Products.
July 8, 2021 | Emma Tyborski
Western Products, the leading manufacturer of snow and ice control equipment, has announced new products to its line of non-truck equipment: the WESTERN® Drop™ 250 and Drop™ 600 drop spreaders for UTVs.
“These new products for mid-duty UTVs and tractors are something we’ve been excited to share with our fleet owners for a long time,” said Tyler Jones, Product Manager of Non-Truck Snow & Ice Control Products for Western Products. “UTVs are agile and less expensive than other snow & ice service vehicles. When equipped with purpose-built products, UTVs can dominate sidewalk work and keep crews warm, safe, and inside a protected environment.”
The all-new 2.5 cu ft and 6.0 cu ft drop spreaders are constructed with high-strength rivets, making them built to last—provide a spread width of 30″, 33″, or 36″ in a drop pattern, so the salt stays precisely where the vehicle drives. The stainless steel drop spreaders come standard with three mounting systems to fit most UTVs, compact tractors, or wheel loaders. They are designed to make quick work of sidewalks, walking paths and other paved surfaces where truck equipment can’t easily gain access. Variable-speed control allows the operator to precisely match the material delivery rate to the conditions. The free-flowing material delivery system ensures a consistent amount of material flows into the spreader trough. Once the job is complete, the entire trough drops open for fast and easy material clean-out.
Top Screen & Bag Splitter
A stainless steel hatch screen helps break up de-icing material to prevent bridging and clogs during operation. A hinged bag splitter that easily pulls up to open bagged rock salt for easy loading. When not in use, the bag splitter can be folded down and out of the way.
Fitted Lid with Rubber Straps
The salt is protected by a custom-molded polyethylene lid that is secured by rubber straps.
Free-Flowing Material Delivery System
The material delivery system has finger-like appendages that agitate the surrounding material with every revolution. This ensures a consistent amount of material flows into the spreader trough and, at the same time, keeps it from bridging.
A 36″ spread width makes applications on sidewalks and walking paths easy. The Western drop spreaders can treat these surfaces with one or two passes and limit damage to the grass or sensitive surfaces right next to the path. The spread width can be limited to 30″ by activating 3″ baffles on either side of the trough.
The entire trough drops open for easy and fast material clean-out when the job is done. This allows you to store any leftover de-icing material in a dry, weather-resistant container until you need it for the next job.
Match material delivery rate to the precise conditions with enhanced speed control with a single variable-speed control knob that controls material flow rate.
Construction Built to Last
The new Drop 250 and 600 are constructed of laser-cut stainless steel and high strength rivets. The oil filled poly bearings provide a long, maintenance-free service life.
For maximum versatility, the drop spreaders come standard with three mounting options – 2” receiver hitch, 3-point mount, and in-bed mount for use on multiple vehicle types.
UTV Spreader Control Shield
Keep your UTV spreader control protected from the elements with the UTV Spreader Control Shield. A molded, plastic “visor” attaches to the top of the UTV spreader control to protect it from the rain or snow.
Control Cup Holder Mount
The Control Cup Holder Mount is functional and practical, and lets you secure your Western plow controls or your smartphone (not included) on a flexible gooseneck mount for optimal, customizable positioning. This compact, easy-to-install genuine Western accessory is designed to fit firmly into most size cup holders in your vehicle.
Spreader Control Adapter Plate for Cup Holder Mount
Gain the flexibility and easy installation benefits of the cup holder control mount with every spreader installation using the new Spreader Control Adapter Plate Kit. Kit contains a durable metal mounting plate and hardware. Cup Holder Mount not included.