Equipment: Spreaders

In selecting a material spreader, agencies have many choices: tailgate vs. slide-in, conveyor systems vs. augers, spinners vs. chutes, and more. Many spreaders have prewetting capabilities. Zero-velocity systems can help minimize bounce and scatter, as can add-ons like skirts and flaps. Clear Roads research aims to help agencies determine the most effective, cost-efficient system for their needs.


Specifications and Guidance


Product Experiences

Every year, Clear Roads member states share the results of pilot-testing of winter maintenance products and materials that their agencies have conducted.

View product experiences for spreader equipment for 2006-2021. Products reviewed include:

  • Bonnell tailgate spreader
  • Henderson First Response System (slurry spreader)
  • Henderson zero-velocity spreader
  • Monroe salt slurry generator
  • Salt skirts
  • Scale-Tec Calibrator IV portable spreader calibration scale


Other Research and Resources