Winter road maintenance professionals understand the critical importance of optimizing ice removal services on highways. When it comes to efficient, versatile, and cost-effective solutions, electric combi sand and salt spreaders from Hilltip’s IceStriker range have emerged as game-changers in the road maintenance industry.

What is a Combi Spreader?

Unlike traditional salt spreaders that only distribute salt, combi spreaders are versatile machines capable of handling a combination of sand, salt and even liquid brine solutions at the same time. Combi spreaders are transformed into pre-wet salt spreaders, allowing for the application of a liquid brine solution along with the salt and sand mixture, further enhancing their effectiveness in preventing ice formation and improving road safety. Additionally, the Hilltip combi spreaders can also apply liquid brine only for pre- and post-treatment applications.

Benefits of Electric Combi Spreaders

Electric combi spreaders offer a multitude of advantages for highway ice removal.

Key Features and Functionality

  • Powertrain: The advantage of electric as a powertrain on full-size highway spreaders is that it can be installed on any standard truck in your fleet, which gives more flexibility. Resulting in lower initial investment and fewer circuits that need maintenance and can break down.
  • Hopper Capacity: Electric combi spreaders boast generous hopper capacities, reducing the frequency of refills due to their lighter empty weight and allowing for longer operational periods.
  • Material Distribution System: Equipped with advanced material distribution systems, these spreaders ensure precise and consistent application, minimizing waste and maximizing the effectiveness of de-icing materials by combining salt liquids and dry salt or sand.
  • Control Options: Users have the flexibility to control material distribution rates and patterns and material, adapting to varying real-time road and weather forecast conditions with ease. This feature contributes to the optimization of ice removal services and ensures road safety.

Comparison with Other Spreader Types

Electric combi spreaders outshine hydraulic or gas-powered counterparts in terms of efficiency and eco-friendliness. Unlike gas-powered spreaders, electric models produce zero emissions, silently spreading on roads and making them environmentally sustainable. Moreover, they eliminate the need for complex hydraulic systems, reducing maintenance costs and increasing reliability.

Maintenance and Durability

Proper maintenance is essential for the longevity of electric spreaders as it is with any equipment. The advantage of electric spreaders in terms of maintenance is that you only have one circuit to maintain: the electric sockets. In addition, there are no hydraulics or auxiliary engines to worry about.

Opting for a reliable brand like Hilltip ensures durability, saving money in the long run. Routine maintenance procedures are straightforward and cost-effective, ensuring continuous, trouble-free operation throughout the winter season.

Cost and Return on Investment

The initial investment cost of Hilltip electric combi spreaders is lower than other options with advanced spreading technology. The long-term savings and increased efficiency they offer are significant, as there are no hydraulic requirements for the truck, and the total investment cost becomes incredibly favorable. In addition, reduced material wastage, lower maintenance costs, and improved road coverage all contribute to a significant ROI over time.

User-Friendly Operation

Electric combi spreaders are designed for user-friendly operation. They can be operated with various control options, minimizing the learning curve for operators. The intuitive controls make them accessible for winter road maintenance professionals of all skill levels.

The Power of Electric Combi Spreaders by Hilltip

In the world of winter road maintenance, electric combi spreaders stand as the ultimate solution for highway winter road maintenance. Their winter fleet management system with 2-way communication channel HTRACK™ and control system STRIKESMART™ delivers efficiency, versatility, and cost-effectiveness that makes Hilltip the go-to choice for optimizing operations. When choosing a reliable brand like Hilltip, you can rest assured that they are investing in durability, safety, and long-term savings.

Get ready to enhance your winter road maintenance operations! Visit our product pages or contact us today to explore our range of electric combi spreaders and take a step towards safer, more efficient highway maintenance.