Model # 72601200

Internet #202026186

Store SKU #189118

Ariens MeltBuddy 20.59 cu. in. Ice-Melt Spot Spreader


MeltBuddy 20.59 cu. in. Ice-Melt Spot Spreader

$3996 /each
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Product Overview

Melt ice faster and easier using this Ariens MeltBuddy 20.59 cu. in. Ice-Melt Spot Spreader. The hand trigger is simple to use and there's a large - capacity hopper. Attach this spreader to many snow blowers including most Ariens Sno-Thro models.

  • Use with most ice-melting granules for performance flexibility
  • High-density polyethylene provides durability in most winter conditions
  • Snap-locking hopper cover helps to keep snow away from the ice-melting product
  • Hand trigger provides easy operation
  • Compatible with most Ariens sno-thro units for your convenience
  • Attaches to most snow blowers for near-universal mounting

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Customer Questions & Answers

How is the spinner powered

Asked by: Anonymous
There is no spinner. it works on gravity only and falls through holes onto an inverted "V" plate that spreads the salt. Please not the holes are small and large salt will not fit. I used eco-salt which is smaller pellets and it works fine.
Answered by: patrick
Date published: 2016-03-22

Are replacement parts available?

Are replacement parts available?
Asked by: Jimq
Yes, there are replacement parts available for the MeltBuddy salt spreader.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2016-11-21

what ice melt do you sell that works great on ariens meltbuddy

Asked by: Anonymous
I bought the Road Runner calcium chloride safe for pets $10.97 a bag I think this will work great small round pellets safe for my Yellow Lab the holes are small so think calcium chloride will be your best choice any brand will do?
Answered by: Cowboy
Date published: 2016-03-22

would this fit on the 20 sno-tek or no

Asked by: Anonymous
There is a special part no. 72601200 that fits all Ariens Sno-Thro and Sno=Tek models.
Answered by: Ariens
Date published: 2015-09-20
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Customer Reviews

MeltBuddy 20.59 cu. in. Ice-Melt Spot Spreader is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to install, took 15 minutes. It works... Easy to install, took 15 minutes. It works
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME Makes sense to me. Throw snow, drop salt. Two birds, one stone. Only took a few minutes to mount and it just plain works great. Well worth the money. I bought some for my family for Christmas and they love it.
Date published: 2010-02-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Salting on the go I purchased this product this year and so far I am satified with its performance. Mounting this on my Ariens snowthrower was very easy the fit is great and sturdy. The control lever works well and allows you to regulate the amount of salt dropped.As the salt drops is disperses out the width of the snowthrower so when making multipul passes you aren't overlapping and wasting salt. By using this product I use less salt on my drive than I did in the past. My drive is about 1200 sq.ft. and I use about two/thirds of the container to salt the entire drive. Though I would not consider this product a necessity it is a great gadget for the the handyman that has it all.
Date published: 2010-12-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from special expensive salt required. Regular Salt will not work in this. I installed and it doesn't work. Nothing in the description says special Salt is needed so it won't clog. I respect the way this was developed but do not like the missing info
Date published: 2014-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't fit all Ariens Snowblowers! I own Ariens Deluxe 2-Stage 28 in. Gas Snow Blower (Model # 921022). I was excited to use this product as I assumed it was universal for Ariens, It was not and the box didn't specify that. Very disappointed as I was looking forward to using this.
Date published: 2011-02-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ariens doesn't even fit an Ariens Unreal. I bought this to put on my compact 24 2010 model and like another reviewer pointed out, it doesn't fit on all modles. If you have to use the "clamp" to attach it you are in for a boat load of frusteration. I even asked about this on their facebook page and they admit it doesn't fit. Good job Ariens. I wonder why nobody buys "American" anymore. Hilarious.
Date published: 2011-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small but does a great job Bought this last year, used it with the great! I realize it's not going to carry a bucket full of sand/salt, but it does what it's supposed to do, sand/salt while clearing snow. One shot. Done! I have a small driveway that I clear and a path to the shed..does the trick every time. I have to fill it every 2nd storm.. not bad
Date published: 2011-10-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very nice. Difficult installation. Overall the MeltBuddy is a really nice gadget to have. I wish it held more salt, but I understand why it can’t, as the extra weight would cause the front of my snow blower to lift up. Installation was not easy. I have an Ariens Deluxe Sno-Thro and was able to screw into the handlebar base without using the included clamp device. That part was easy. But attaching the release cable to the handlebar grip and then stretching it into place proved no easy feat because the auger level assembly was in the way. I could only assume that the factory installed my similar wheel-lock grip on the other handle –before they bolted on the controls/lever assembly. I wasn’t about to start taking apart all that. My solution was to run the base of the cable upwards, and route the cable through and under the auger lever. Luckily this doesn’t obstruct the auger lever movement, or pinch the cable. So everything worked OK. One other bummer was that my installation kit was one bolt short. I had to go buy one. Like others I agree that a rubber device under the main clamping device would prove much better than sandpaper. I have similar rubber-based clamps on my boat and they hold in place really well. I’m very surprised that this was not considered into the design.
Date published: 2013-01-27
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