Hilltip is bringing its IceStriker™ 1200-4200AM Combi Spreaders to the UNITED STATES Market. Created for ½-ton trucks and larger, the brand new electric-powered salt spreader not merely offers the capability to spread granular salt, sand, and gravel, but may also be transformed right into a liquid deicing sprayer-either pre-wetting material as it’s spread, or spraying brine to the driving surface for anti-icing applications directly.
Powered by either 24V or 12V dual motors, the IceStriker Combi Spreader line includes six models with capacities of just one 1.0, 1.4, 2.0, 2.8, 3.4, and 4.2 cubic yards. The modular hopper bodies are made of polyethylene and all mounted components are stainless, which aids in preventing corrosion and rust. Spreading material is driven by way of a heavy-duty, 6″ diameter stainless-steel auger with a variable-pitch design that helps to ensure steady, consistent flow.
Every IceStriker salt spreader features liquid tanks built-into both relative sides of the double-walled poly hopper, which endure to 220 gallons of liquid. With the addition of the optional pre-wet liquid kit simply, with a spray and pump nozzle, an operator can pre-wet spreading materials to greatly help activate the salt as it’s spread also to reduce material bounce.
Furthermore, with the addition of the optional 6′, 7″ dual spray bar, an operator can spray brine onto the driving surface with a maximum 16′ spraying width directly. This makes the spreaders ideal for all operations, if they are receiving into liquid applications or are well experienced in brine just. The addition of a 40′ hose reel and hand-held spray nozzle permits easier spraying in hard-to-reach areas, such as for example on steps and sidewalks. Furthermore, an optional bladder tank escalates the unit’s overall brine capacity to 550 gallons.
All spreader and sprayer functions are operated utilizing the exclusive advanced StrikeSmart™ controller with detailed color screen. The controller allows operators to customize every part of these spreading sessions virtually, such as for example adjusting vibrator settings, blast settings, plus much more. The controller also permits exact material feed and spreading width settings (between 2′ and 40′), and all operational systems could be calibrated from within the cab.
Using the GPS speed-control function, the spreader shall automatically adjust the auger speed based on vehicle speed to attain consistent material delivery, as the manual mode permits setting a set auger speed. The controller collects and saves essential data to a USB memory stick automatically. Each day logging data a day, a week seven days, this gives operators with spreading reports that may reduce potential liability issues-a benefit to both customers and contractors. Accessory buttons are designed into the controller, making the actuation of any optional or standard accessories easier.
Another exclusive ability with the advanced controller may be the optional adjustable spreading symmetry function. Only entirely on larger truck spreaders typically, the operator is allowed by this feature to regulate the direction of material from the spinner from the cab-mounted control. That is useful when employed in parking lots or when focusing on properties next to other businesses, therefore the operator can make sure that material is being directed onto a paying customer’s property and from vehicles. An easy to comprehend graphic indicates the existing direction of the material, which may be adjusted with the integrated dial.
For maximum observation and control of an equipment fleet, all IceStriker spreaders are appropriate for Hilltip’s exclusive HTrack™ tracking software option. This enables for complete remote management and tracking of most software-installed spreaders from the computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can monitor treatment routes, vehicle speed, GPS location, and material usage in real-time. All this information may be used to generate PDF reports for detailed documentation then. A two-way GPRS communication channel also allows application rates to be remotely set and adjusted for every customer’s site based on weather conditions.
Other standard equipment on the IceStriker Combi Spreader carries a sealed, weather-resistant motor enclosure; automatic vibrator; integrated tie-down loops; top screen; pre-routed accessory wire for simplified light/rear camera installation; and an inverted-V structure on the auger drive to lessen heavy start-up loads on the feed mechanism.
Additional salt spreader accessory options include an LED work light, strobe lights, illuminated license plate kit, rear and indicator lights, leg are a symbol of far more convenient storage/installation, end material alarm sensor on the spinner, tarp cover, and a protracted auger (+24″) for axle loading optimization. Users may also choose to obtain the hopper in orange of the typical gray color instead.