The Ventrac Sidewalk Drop Spreader is the ultimate tool for spreading an array of deicing materials with precision flow control. Designed with a narrow frame and a 40” drop pattern, this spreader is ideal for spreading material on sidewalks and other narrow walkways.
Material is evenly distributed using a unique compression roller system. An easy gate adjustment allows for fine tuning flow rates based on the type of material being spread and the desired quantity being applied. The wireless remote control regulates five motor speeds for quick flow adjustments from the operator seat.
The stainless steel hopper prevents premature failure due to rust and corrosion. The innovative agitation system prevents material bridging and eliminates the need for a traditional, noisy vibration motor.
Universal mounting options are available for a 2” receiver hitch or a category one three-point hitch.
Features and Benefits
|Precision Drop-Rate Control||Innovative Agitation System|
|Increases Salt Savings||12V Electric Drive/Transmission|
|Consistent Drop Pattern||Capacity 2.5 ft³/200 lbs|
|Low Maintenance Design||Stainless Steel Construction|
|Quick Return on Investment||Material Safety Grate|
|Easy Flow Adjustments||Weatherproof Cover|
Compression Roller System
Universal Mounts Available
Optional High-Capacity Extensions
|Material Bin Construction||Stainless Steel|
|Material Capacity||2.5 ft³/200lbs|
|Wireless Controller||Hand-held 5 speed with burst|
|Ventrac 4000 Series Tractors||70.8140|
|Ventrac 3400 Tractor||70.8141|
|Ventrac 3000 Series Tractors||70.8151|
|Universal 2" receiver hitch||70.8142|
|Universal Category One 3 Point Hitch||70.8143|
|Extended Hopper Kit (Additional 2.5 ft³/200lbs)||70.8149|
|High Speed Sprockets||70.8150|
|Drop Width||40 inches|
|Spreading Distance*||3 miles|
|* Typical Application Rate is based on using bagged rock salt at 3.5 lbs/1 thousand ft2 at 5 mph application speed under ideal conditions.
Distance will vary based on your application rate and operating conditions.
|All specifications subject to change without notice or obligation|
Have you ever wondered how to calibrate your spreader?
Use this calculator to help calibrate your spreader, and get a better idea of how much material you are spreading.
Deicing Material Application Calculator
|0||lbs / minute|
|0||lbs / sq feet|
|0||lbs / acre|
|How Far Will it Go?|
|lbs of material in hopper|
|0||miles of sidewalk|
|0||mins until empty|
Park spreader in a controlled location with no bystanders present.
Prepare a large bin or tarp to collect material that will be dispensed from spreader.
With a stopwatch in hand, simultaneously turn on spreader and start the timer.
Collect material for a set amount of time (recommend 2-5 minutes).
Weigh material that was dispensed from spreader.
Input data below.
If adjustment is needed, refer to owners manual and adjust application rate to desired settings. Repeat steps as needed.
Use of excessive amounts of ice melt products increases the cost of treatment and could harm vegetation due to run off of materials. For these reasons, it is best to use the minimum amount of material necessary to achieve the desired results.
This calculator is intended to help snow professsionals estimate the amount of deicing material that may be applied at various settings. Application rate will vary based on operating conditions, speed, and material. It is the sole responsibility of the snow professional to determine the necessary usage of deicing material