Northern Tool Ratings and Reviews

Customer Reviews for "Meyer Tailgate Spreader - 504-Lb. Capacity, Model# BL 400"

"Meyer Tailgate Spreader - 504-Lb. Capacity, Model# BL 400"

Item# 507078
"This Meyer Tailgate Spreader is easy to use and perfect for small- and medium-sized jobs like walkways, long driveways and small parking lots. The in-cab two-speed controller lets you stay warm while you make adjustments. It is easily attached to any SUV, light pickup, tractor and utility vehicle with a 2in. receiver hitch. An integrated motor guard protects the 1/8 HP electric motor and serves as a storage stand when the spreader is not in use. U.S.A. Mount Type Hitch, Recommended Media Salt, Mounting Hardware Included No, Hopper Material Poly, Hopper Dimensions H x W x D in. 36 x 28 x 28, Variable Speed No, Spread Radius ft. Up to 25, Frame Construction Steel, Volts 12, Engine Type 1/8 HP electric motor, Overall Dimensions H x W x D in. 41 x 28 x 30, Load Capacity lbs. 504, Spinner Material Poly. Brush auger Patented design prevents material from leaking when spinner is stopped Works with any Meyer Blaster or BL spreader Use with any free-flowing material Installs in minutes"
Average Customer Rating:
5 out of 5
 out of 
(1 Review) 1
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Summary (1 review)
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star
1 of 1(100%)would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Questions & Answers:
2 Questions | 2 Answers
Customer Reviews for "Meyer Tailgate Spreader - 504-Lb. Capacity, Model# BL 400"
Review 1 for "Meyer Tailgate Spreader - 504-Lb. Capacity, Model# BL 400"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

A good Spreader at a good price

March 14, 2011
from Chicago, IL
This spreader did exactly what I was hoping it would. Some minor assembly required, but notthing too complicated. The hardest thing will be to wire it or run the wiring(red/positive wire only) to the battery. And make sure you have a good ground at the back for the motor. I thought I had a good ground at first, but I had to scrape away some paint on my bracket/hitch to make good contact and then no problem. Once wired up there is a plug at the hitch for when you slide it in & out, very easy to do so, and you're ready to go. It was used on a couple of small factory lots(about 13,000sqft ea.) and it was right about 300-400lbs. per lot for material. The only drawback to this spreader, which almost made me drop the rating, is the cheap switch for the spreader. They warn you to make sure to have a good ground at the switch, which I thought I did, the in-line fuse blew changed it then the switch stopped working. I just bypassed the switch and used the wires until I put a new switch in. Overall I am pleased with this model it worked out really well for me.
Describe Yourself: Professional
21out of 30found this review helpful.
Thank you! You have successfully submitted a comment for this review.