Tractor Towed Salt Spreader (Gritter): VALE TS6000

The VALE TS6000 Tractor Towed Salt Spreader is VALE Engineering’s largest tractor-towed salt spreader with a 6.0m³ hopper capacity to take approximately 9000kg of salt – the same capacity as a traditional 18T HGV Gritter.

VALE Engineering has calculated that it could also massively reduce winter maintenance costs for local authorities from Day 1, with a 79% saving on capital investment and a 54% saving on capital and operational costs combined.*

Like other VALE Engineering tractor-towed salt spreaders, the VALE TS6000 Tractor Towed Salt Spreader 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).

With much lower capital expense and maintenance costs, this tractor-towed salt spreader provides a cost-effective alternative to front-line 18T HGV gritting vehicles used by local authorities and independent contractors including farmers responsible for the winter maintenance of highways and roads.

*Source: “Under Pressure to save money?” published by VALE Engineering (York) Ltd. Copy available on request.

Specifications

  • 6.0m³ 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 tandem axle chassis fitted with leaf spring suspension, 90mm commercial square axles fitted with hydraulically operated S-cam brakes
  • High speed road going 8 stud wheels and wide pattern tyres (445/45-19.5)
  • Double wheel arch made from Durbar plate Steel
  • 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
  • Rear mounted ladder
  • Overall dimensions 5800 x 2370 x 2670mm (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)