Spread Salt and Sand from Your UTV or Pickup with New Hilltip IceStriker 500

Hilltip made its new IceStriker 500 salt and sand spreader compact for fitting on UTVs, toolcarriers, compact loaders and half-ton pickup trucks.

The company says the spreader is ideal for treating parking lots, courtyards, walkways and pedestrian paths.

It features a stainless-steel, corrosion-resistant hopper body, an inverted V with a vibrator to prevent bridging and a 2.5-inch stainless-steel auger to provide consistent flow to the spinner, the company says.

The in-cab color screen allows operators to set a fixed auger speed or have it automatically adjusted by vehicle speed. You can also control the vibrator and work light from the cab. Data can be saved to a USB memory device for creating reports.

Hilltip's new IceStriker 500 salt and sand spreader on pickup truckThe spreaders are also compatible with the company’s HTrack, which enables tracking and management by mobile device or computer in real-time of such things as treatment routes, vehicle speed, GPS location and material usage. That information can be used to create PDF reports. The two-way GPRS communication channel allows application rates to be set and adjusted remotely for each customer’s site, depending on weather conditions, the company says.

A pre-wet salt kit with nozzles, a pump and liquid tanks that fit within the spreader’s design is an available option.