Model 440 Features
The 440 is designed for sub-compact tractors and requires a hitch bracket. The bracket depends on the tractor and is sold separately.
12 Volt 1/4 hp DC Electric Motor
The 12 Volt 1/4 hp DC electric motor and reducer drives the 440E. The epoxy paint protects the unit from salt brine/slushy environment.
A complete braided wiring harness with inline fuse, switch and fuse is included with 440E and 1040SI models.
Optional Mounting Brackets
The optional mounting brackets include Skid steer bracket, 3 Point hitch mount, Click-N-Go bracket (John Deere) and custom brackets for Steiner and Ventrac tractors.
Utilizing 12 gauge steel and a durable powder coat finish, the 440 model is built to last.
A unique polymer finger bar has a flexible memory in cold weather and retains its shape. The bar defines pressure and helps release an even quantity of de-icing material as seen with the cross hatch pattern when material is dropped.
The agitator bar rotates in the hopper to help keep salt and sand from bridging or clumping. The bar ensures the material passes through to the drum and then to the ground for an even application.
Salt / Sand Drum
The rotating drums allow placement of various de-icing material where needed. This gives controlled delivery of materials including sand, environmentally smart de-icing products as well as road and coarse rock salt.
The rotating distributor drums spread de-icing material in an even and consistent cross hatch pattern. De-icing material can then "creep" and spread out which results in an efficient use of material.
Tension Lever Assembly
The assembly regulates the rate of flow for different types of material (i.e.: fine sand vs coarse salt). The lever allows for fine tuning of the rate of flow of material.
Galvanized Grate / Lifting Lug
The grate screens and prevents larger pieces of material from entering the hopper. As a safety measure, the grate prevents human contact with the agitator. The lifting lug is used to safely install or remove unit from tractor. It also keeps the grate secure.
Sealed bearings protect against environmental wear.
They are also easily maintained and re-greasable.