Towed or Mounted Drop Gritter: VALE TS80

VALE Engineering designed the Towed or Mounted Drop Gritter VALE TS80 to provide an easy solution for winter maintenance professionals needing a basic, yet reliable, method of drop spreading salt or grit onto pedestrian paths and footways.

What makes the VALE TS80 Towed or Mounted Drop Gritter stand out from competitors, is that it is designed and manufactured to the same build quality and inherent reliability of more expensive competitors, yet much more competitively priced. The TS80 also offers a superior latching drive mechanism, generally one of the main problems found with lower performance machines.

The VALE TS80 Drop Gritter has a 0.285m³ hopper capacity to take approximately 400kg of salt. This towed or mounted drop gritter can spread wet or dry, brown or white salt via a rotating roller and cams in the bottom of the hopper. It’s fitted with a standard 50mm ball coupling or category 1 three-point linkage points for use with a tractor. The spreading system is powered via a basic ground driven system which makes this drop gritter simple to use and basic to maintain.

The VALE TS80 provides a reliable method of drop spreading salt or grit onto pedestrian paths and footways.


⦁ 0.285m³ mild steel hopper

⦁ Ground driven stainless steel delivery roller with a drop width of 80cm

⦁ Manually adjustable application rates via a graduated lever

⦁ Replaceable stainless steel delivery cams to suit wet or dry salt

⦁ Agitator to aid salt delivery

⦁ Convenient wheel mounted engagement knob

⦁ Mesh screen

⦁ Ring hitch in lieu of 50mm towing head

⦁ Extending drawbar which can be adjusted in height to suit various towing vehicles

⦁ Towing head to suit a standard 50mm towing ball

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

⦁ Heavy duty tyres

⦁ Fluorescent markings on the rear

⦁ Full road lighting with high quality LED lighting


⦁ 3 point linkage to suit a compact tractor in lieu of the standard drawbar

⦁ Ring Hitch in lieu of 50mm towing head