High-speed Salt Spreader (4×4 towed): VALE TS500HS

VALE Engineering’s VALE TS500HS salt spreader (gritter) is designed to be towed or trailed, at high speed, by a suitable 4×4 vehicle. It has achieved EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA) and is generally considered to be the market-leading high speed towed or trailed salt spreader (gritter). Consequently, the VALE TS500HS is used by contractors, local authorities and facilities maintenance organisations.

Built in the UK by VALE Engineering, this high speed towed or trailed salt spreader has an excellent reputation for been reliable, well-made and very good to tow at speed on the public highway. Capable of spreading wet or dry, brown or white salt, via its unique POZI-FEED stainless steel auger system, this high speed towed or trailed salt spreader is designed for use with 4×4 vehicles and other suitably sized towing vehicles.

The VALE Engineering high speed salt spreader is fitted with a 0.5m³ hopper to take approximately 600kg of salt. Capable of spreading wet or dry, brown or white salt, this design is fitted with high quality braked axles and road going wheels and tyres. The hydraulic circuit is driven by an on-board electric start engine.

Specifications

⦁ 0.5m³ mild steel hopper

⦁ Hydraulically driven stainless-steel disc, with adjustable spread width from 1.8m to 8m

⦁ Manually adjustable spread width valve (graduated)

⦁ Symmetric and asymmetric patterns achievable using a manually adjustable chute

⦁ 100mm stainless steel POZI-FEED double augers providing positive salt feed even with wet material. Driven hydraulically through a heavy duty high load hydraulic motor

⦁ POZI-FEED augers run in maintenance-free nylon bushes

⦁ Manually adjustable application rate valve (graduated)

⦁ 60 litre hydraulic tank with canister type spin-on return line filter, breather cap and sight gauge

⦁ Hydraulically powered from an on-board key start Yanmar L48 auxiliary engine with battery

⦁ Basic in-cab control box to control the following: spreading disc/auger on-off, auger on-off, auger reverse, beacon, work light

⦁ Heavy duty 50mm ball cast drawbar overrun coupling

⦁ High quality axles fitted with torsion spring suspension and automatic brakes

⦁ 8 ply road going wheels and tyres

⦁ Single arch plastic mudguards

⦁ Jockey wheel

⦁ Galvanized pitched mesh, complete with access hatch

⦁ All metal work blast cleaned, prior to zinc rich powder prime and finished in polyester powder coat finish

⦁ Full road lighting with high quality rubberized lighting components to resist salt corrosion

⦁ Stainless steel fasteners used where possible

⦁ Fluorescent markings on the rear

⦁ Overall dimensions 3300 x 1760 x 1450mm (length x width x height)

Options

⦁ Wired to enable the spreading action to be controlled via the towing vehicle’s fog light switch meaning no control boxes are required to be wired to the vehicle. A separate auger reverse switch and beacon switch (if required) is mounted on the control panel of the spreader – please note that the LED work light cannot be fitted with this option

⦁ In-cab control box to control the following: spreading disc/auger on-off, auger on-off, auger reverse, beacon, work light, spreading width control in lieu of manually adjustable spread width valve, application rate control in lieu of manually adjustable application rate valve

⦁ Rear mounted xenon low-current beacon

⦁ Rear mounted LED work-light (red) – only available if the machine is specified with a control box

⦁ 40mm ring hitch in lieu of the 50mm cast drawbar ball coupling

⦁ High-speed spreading disc to spread up to 15m

⦁ On-board key start Honda GX200 petrol auxiliary engine with battery in lieu of the diesel Yanmar engine

⦁ Spare wheel and tyre (supplied loose)

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