If you’ve ever been unlucky enough to bruise your backside (or worse) after falling on a patch of ice, you know how important it is to keep walkways and stairs clear of the slippery stuff. Ice Buster’s walk-behind salt spreader provides a good mid-range solution for de-icing, with mittenfuls of kitty litter being at the low end and multi-thousand dollar hoppers attached to your truck bed at the high end.
The walk-behind spreader’s pneumatic wheels roll easily, and a regulator on the handle controls the flow. It holds up to 100 lbs. of dry salt or other free-flowing de-icer materials, according to the folks at Northern Tool + Equipment. Customers give the spreader generally positive reviews, with the main complaint being that the spreader requires a lot of assembly.
For those living in icy regions, the spreader, which retails for around $160, could be a good choice for keeping your walkways safe. Just be sure to have a vacuum handy for all the boot-shaken salt crystals near your front door.