Tractor Towed Salt Spreader (Gritter): VALE TS5000

The VALE TS5000 Tractor Towed Salt Spreader (Gritter) is one of VALE Engineering’s largest tractor-towed gritters with a 5.0m³ hopper capacity to take approximately 7000kg of salt.

Like other VALE Engineering salt spreaders, the VALE TS5000 is capable of spreading wet or dry, brown or white salt, via its unique POZI-FEED stainless steel auger system.

Fitted with a high-speed agricultural axle and high speed wheels and tyres. Braking by S-cam brakes hydraulically or by optional air brakes. The spreading circuit is hydraulically powered from the tractor’s auxiliary hydraulic take off (spool valves).

This is an excellent tractor-towed salt spreader, ideal for use by local authorities and independent contractors responsible for the winter maintenance of highways and roads.

Specifications

⦁ 5.0m³ mild steel hopper

⦁ Hydraulically driven stainless steel disc, with adjustable spread width from 1.8m to 12m

⦁ Disc breakback/unload system

⦁ Manually adjustable spread width valve (graduated)

⦁ Symmetric and asymmetric patterns achievable using a manually adjustable chute

⦁ 200mm 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)

⦁ Hydraulically powered from the tractors auxiliary hydraulic circuit (spool valves)

⦁ Spreading action controlled by activation and de-activation of the tractor auxiliary hydraulic circuit (spool valves)

⦁ Auger reverse switch

⦁ Heavy duty agricultural towing eye

⦁ Heavy duty chassis fitted with leaf spring suspension, 127mm commercial axles fitted with hydraulically operated S-cam brakes

⦁ High speed road going 10 stud wheels and Super Single tyres

⦁ Single arch plastic mudguards

⦁ Parking handbrake

⦁ Trailer shoe / drawbar support

⦁ 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

⦁ Rear mounted xenon low current beacon

⦁ Stainless steel fasteners used where possible

⦁ Fluorescent markings on the rear

⦁ Front mounted ladder

⦁ Overall dimensions: 5550 x 2220 x 2550mm (length x width x height)

Options

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

⦁ Width/Application – 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; and application rate control in lieu of manually adjustable application rate valve

⦁ Road Speed Related/GPS – 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; road speed related application rate control in lieu of manually adjustable application rate valve; salt sensor to indicate a blockage; and GPS protocol to link to a GPS monitoring systems

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

⦁ Air brakes

⦁ Spare wheel and tyre (supplied loose)