The Winter Wizard salt spreader for distribution centre & factory

The Winter Wizard is a hydraulically-driven salt gritter designed specifically for use with forklift trucks. Ideal for distribution centre and factory use when it is vital to keep vehicles moving safely whatever the weather, and where fork lift trucks are normally readily available on site. The Winter Wizard salt spreader was specifically designed to be forklift-tine mountable. This makes Winter Wizard as easy to pick up as a loaded standard pallet!

The Winter Wizard salt gritter is hydraulically driven from the forklift truck’s third service valve or side shift valve. It is fitted with a VALE Engineering POZI-FEED auger system which can spread all types of salt, wet or dry, brown or white. The hopper has a 0.20m³ capacity to take approximately 250kg of salt.

VALE Engineering has considerable experience in providing private sector organisations with gritting equipment for distribution centres and manufacturing plants. Current users include supermarkets, car manufacturing plants, soft drinks manufacturers and oil refineries.

Please download the Forklift Compatibility Data Sheet below and take it to your forklift supplier for confirmation of the compatibility of The Winter Wizard. If requested, VALE Engineering can talk to your forklift supplier on your behalf.

Download Forklift Compatibility Data Sheet 


⦁ 0.20m³ mild steel hopper

⦁ Hydraulically driven stainless steel disc, with adjustable spread width from 1.3m to 9m (dependant on material)

⦁ Manually adjustable spread width valve

⦁ 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

⦁ Hydraulically powered from the forklift trucks hydraulic circuit (third service or by piping into the side shift valves)

⦁ Spreading action controlled by activation and de-activation of the forklift truck service valves

⦁ Fork pockets with heel pins for safe mounting of The Winter Wizard

⦁ Flat mesh top with access hatch

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

⦁ Stainless steel fasteners used where possible

⦁ Fluorescent markings on the side and front mounted black chevrons

⦁ Overall dimensions: 1270 x 890 x 805mm (length x width x height)


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