Swenson Tailhawk Salt Spreader & Sand Spreader

When you need to quickly spread ice melting material, so you can move onto the next job, get a Tailhawk Spreader from Truck Utilities.

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The Swenson Tailhawk Hitch Mounted Salt and Sand Spreader

This poly tailgate spreader spreads salt or salt and sand with optional vibrator kit required to spread sand. What makes this spreader unique is its 1/2 horsepower direct drive motor, it’s the most powerful spreader motor available. The motor’s Fast Blast feature can produce up to 70 amps of surge power to grind through chunks of salt or sand. The hoppers are made of extended life polyethylene.

Swenson Tailhawk features an industry leading 1/2 hp direct drive motor that grinds through large chunks of material to keep you productive even in the harshest conditions.

Motor design features

  • Powder coated frame components
  • Watertight connections
  • Special shaft seal with press fit double
  • Ball bearings
  • Stainless steel shaft

Features and Benefits

  • Variable speed in cab controls provides quick and easy output adjustment
  • Multiple mounting styles allows installation on a wide variety of vehicles
  • “Blast” Mode increases power for 3 seconds to grind through chunks of salt or sand
  • Direct Drive 12-volt high torque motor minimizes maintenance costs with less moving parts resulting in increased up times and productivity
  • 5.75 and 10.75 cubic foot capacity hoppers, the extra large capacity reduces loading frequency and increases spreading time
  • Hi-visibility orange hopper, the orange color improves visibility making your vehicle more noticeable