Salt spreading solution
04 December 2014
Traditionally the gritting of car parks, factory sites and distribution centres has been challenging, stressful and if the winter weather takes hold can be costly to a business.
Often the only equipment available on-site is a forklift and the salt spreaders produced for them can be inferior and ineffective tow behind ground driven spreaders.
To address this, a fork mounted salt spreader has been developed which, according to Vale Engineering (York), is excellent for forklifts as it adds extra weight to the front axle and spreads the salt ahead for greater traction.
The Winter Wizard has a 250kg capacity and can spread all types of salt wet or dry up to 9 metres wide. It is hydraulically driven from the forklift auxiliary circuit or by piping into the forklift side shift – an industry recognised method of providing hydraulic power for attachments. Key to the machines effectiveness is the utilisation of the Vale POZI-FEED stainless steel auger system which is used throughout the Vale salt spreader range.
One company that has recognised the potential of the Winter Wizard is Impact Handling - the UK’s largest independent materials handling group. Rosie Matharu - Aftermarket Sales Executive at Impact Handling said "Our client needed a reliable salt spreader for their high profile manufacturing plant having already tried various tow behind spreaders which had failed. They already have our CAT lift trucks on-site to use it with - the Winter Wizard was straight forward to attach. They are a quality machine, which is reliable and effective”
The Winter Wizard is sensibly priced, its quality build, and low maintenance design offers a cost effective solution for increased workplace safety.
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