Hilltip has announced its IceStriker 2000-3300 SSA/SSC stainless-steel salt spreaders, designed for use on three-quarter-ton trucks. These electric-powered spreaders provide new capacity and material options for Hilltip’s IceStriker technology, which contractors can use to spread bulk sand and gravel, bulk/bag salt, sand-salt mixes, and fertilizers.
Powered by either 12- or 24-volt dual motors, the IceStriker 2000-3300 SSA/SSC salt spreader line includes three models with capacities of 2.0, 2.65, and 3.3 cubic yards. The modular hopper bodies and all mounted components are constructed of stainless steel, which helps prevent rust and corrosion. Hilltip is the only manufacturer that completely immerses its hoppers in an acid bath, ensuring clean, corrosion free welds and surfaces.
The 12-gauge, stainless-steel hopper body facilitates smooth material flow. Material delivery is further optimized by an inverted V with a vibrator to help prevent bridging. To provide consistent material flow to the spinner, the SSA version includes a 6-inch, stainless-steel, 3-pitch auger, and the SSC version is equipped with a 12-inch pintle chain system. All models include a stainless-steel flip-up chute designed to spread salt in environments with high humidity, and a tarp kit to help keep spreading materials dry.
The advanced color screen StrikeSmart controller comes standard with all IceStriker 2000-3300 SSA/SSC spreaders, providing users the ability to either manually set a fixed auger/chain speed or have the material spreading rate automatically adjusted according to vehicle speed. The interface provides easy control of the various spreader functions, such as the vibrator and work light, from the comfort of the cab. Additionally, the controller collects and saves essential data to a USB memory device, which can be used for generating reports.
For maximum control and observation of an equipment fleet, all IceStriker spreaders come standard with Hilltip’s exclusive HTrack tracking software. This allows for complete remote tracking and management of all software-installed spreaders from a computer, tablet, or smartphone. One can monitor treatment routes, vehicle speed, GPS location, and material usage in real-time. All of this information can then be used to generate PDF reports for the most detailed documentation. Also, the two-way GPRS communication channel allows application rates to be remotely set and adjusted for each customer’s site depending on weather conditions.
Additional accessory options include LED stop/tail/brake lights, strobe lights, LED work lights (white), end of material alarm sensor on the spinner, in-cab spreading symmetry adjustment, a chute extension for truck beds over 43 inches, and 6- or 12-inch stainless-steel side extensions for more coverage.