Trailed Salt Spreader for distribution centre: VALE TS1200DC

VALE Engineering designed and developed the VALE TS1200DC Trailed Salt Spreader (gritter) specifically for use at factories, distribution centres and manufacturing plants. Also suitable for locations such as supermarkets, car manufacturing plants, soft drinks manufacturers and oil refineries. This VALE Engineering salt gritter design can be supplied with adaptor plates to enable attachment to shunter and tug type vehicles.

The VALE TS1200DC Trailed Salt Spreader (gritter) has achieved EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval (ECWVTA). The 1.2m³ hopper on this tow-behind (trailed/trailer) salt spreader (gritter) will comfortably take a 1 ton bag of salt – the preferred method of salt storage in this application.

Importantly, the VALE TS1200DC Trailed Salt Spreader is capable of spreading wet or dry, brown or white salt, via its unique POZI-FEED stainless steel auger system. This design of tow-behind salt spreader is fitted with high quality twin braked axles with road going wheels and tyres. The hydraulic circuit is driven by on-board electric start diesel engine.

Designed and manufactured by VALE Engineering near York.


⦁ 1.2m³ mild steel hopper

⦁ Manually adjustable spread width valve (graduated)

⦁ Manually adjustable application rate valve (graduated)

⦁ Hydraulically driven stainless steel disc, with adjustable spread width from 1.8m to 15m

⦁ Symmetric and asymmetric patterns achievable using a manually adjustable chute

⦁ 150mm 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

⦁ 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 L70N auxiliary engine with battery

⦁ Self-powered control box on a wander lead from the spreader to start and stop the spreading action, the control box is fitted with a magnet for easy mounting onto the shunter/tug vehicles dashboard. Electrical power is generated to operate the control valve via the on-board key start Yanmar L70N auxiliary engine

⦁ Auger reverse switch

⦁ Heavy duty 50mm ball cast drawbar overrun coupling

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

⦁ 8 ply road going wheels and tyres

⦁ Tandem 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 4040 x 1950 x 1600mm (length x width x height)


⦁ Wired to enable the spreading action to be controlled via a switch inside the towing vehicles rather than a switch on a wander lead

⦁ Adaptor plate to suit the shunter/tug type vehicle if required

⦁ Rear mounted xenon low current beacon

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

⦁ Spare wheel and tyre (supplied loose)