IceStriker Combi Spreaders Introduced to North American Market

Hilltip Corp. is now actively bringing products to the North American market

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Designed for ½-ton trucks and larger, HillTip’s IceStriker 1200-4200AM Combi not only offer the unique ability to spread granular salt, sand and gravel, but also can be transformed into a liquid deicing sprayer.

HillTip Corp. is bringing the spreaders to the North American market. Based in Finland, the company is known for it’s products around Europe. Additional offerings are expected in the future.

The IceStriker Combi Spreader line includes six models with capacities of 1.0, 1.4, 2.0, 2.8, 3.4 and 4.2 cubic yards, powered by either 12- or 24-volt dual motors,. The modular hopper bodies are constructed of polyethylene and all mounted components are stainless steel, which helps prevent rust and corrosion.

According to HillTip, Spreading material is driven by a 6-inch-diameter stainless-steel auger featuring a variable-pitch design to help ensure steady, consistent flow.

Every IceStriker spreader features liquid tanks integrated into both sides of the double-walled poly hopper, which hold up to 220 gallons of liquid. By simply adding the optional pre-wet liquid kit, which includes a pump and spray nozzle, an operator can pre-wet spreading materials to help activate the salt as it’s spread and to reduce material bounce.

Furthermore, by adding the optional 6-foot, 7-inch dual spraybar, an operator can now spray brine directly onto the driving surface with a maximum 16-foot spraying width. This makes the spreaders ideal for all operations, whether they are just getting into liquid applications or are well experienced in brine.

Also, the addition of a 40-foot hose reel and hand-held spray nozzle allows for easier spraying in hard-to-reach areas, such as on sidewalks and steps. Also, an optional bladder tank increases the unit’s overall brine capacity to 550 gallons.

 All spreader and sprayer functions are operated using the StrikeSmart controller. Featuring a detailed color screen, the controller allows operators to customize virtually every aspect of their spreading sessions, such as adjusting vibrator settings, blast settings and more. Also, the controller allows for exact material feed and spreading width settings (between 2 and 40 feet), and all systems can be calibrated from within the cab.

HillTip says the spreader will automatically adjust the auger speed depending on vehicle speed to achieve consistent material delivery, while the manual mode allows for setting a fixed auger speed when using the GPS speed-control function. Also, the controller automatically collects and saves essential data to a USB memory stick. This provides operators with spreading reports tha can reduce liability issues.

The controller also provides operators the optional adjustable spreading symmetry function that is typically only found on larger truck spreaders. This allows the driver to adjust the direction of material off the spinner from the cab-mounted control.

For monitoring of an equipment fleet, all IceStriker spreader are compatabile with Hilltip’s HTrack tracking software option.

Other standard equipment on the IceStriker Combi Spreader includes 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 over the auger drive to reduce heavy start-up loads on the feed mechanism.

Additional accessory options include an LED work light, strobe lights, illuminated license plate kit, rear and indicator lights, legstand for more convenient storage/installation, end material alarm sensor on the spinner, tarp cover and an extended auger (+24-inches) for axle loading optimization.