The 10 Best Electric Hopper Spreaders
This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in December of 2018. When winter rolls around, keeping roads clear of snow and ice can be a full-time job. These electric hopper spreaders take some of the hassle out of that chore, as they hook up to a truck, SUV, or ATV to allow you to disperse massive quantities of salt and sand. And when spring has sprung again, many can also be used for planting and fertilizing crops or preparing lawns. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
April 20, 2019:
Before making a purchase, be sure to check that your vehicle will be compatible with whatever system you're considering. Some — like the Moultrie MSS-12721 — only hook up with one type of vehicle, while others can work with a wider array of options. The SaltDogg SHPE0750 is one such model, which is one of the reasons why it earned our top spot.
Given that, you might be surprised to see the JRCO 504 at the #4 spot, since it can only be used on lawnmowers. However, its versatility allows it to overcome that, as it's equally good at spreading lawn care materials as salt and sand, and it can do both accurately at higher speeds than most of its competition.
The Spyker S80-12010 scored highly because it's as user-friendly as the larger models listed here, yet can handle smaller jobs without being overkill. That makes it especially good for suburban and semi-rural users, especially in places where snowplow service may be a little spotty.