Sand and Salt Spreader, De-icing Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment


Sand, Salt & Brine Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment

The Solid family of sand, salt and Brine spreaders provides a wide range of durable spreaders capable of dry-material, pre-wet, and straight liquid material spreading. The choice of material feed mechanisms (chain, single or dual auger, & belt) allows you to select the most effective system based on your material quality.

Rasco Solid winter maintenance equipment spreaders are all based on speed dependent spreading, meaning an operator can set the amount of material the spreader applies per square meter from inside the cab. The spreader will make the necessary adjustments based on the ground speed of the vehicle. Spreading pattern can be adjusted on the fly from inside the cab or based on GPS location. All these features result in the correct amount of material being applied to the road based on winter conditions, reducing environmental impact and material usage.

The Rasco Solid abrasive spreaders are built with durability in mind. All key parts of the spreaders which are under constant salt load (hopper chute and spinner) are made of stainless steel. Parts which are under less salt load, such as storage legs or protective mesh screens, are hot-dip galvanized. Hydraulic components are painted, as well as protected by an anti-corrosion wax. A multi-step surface protection process protects the spreader according to EN ISO 12944-2 Level C5M.

  •  Hopper capacity: 3.5 – 12.0 cubic meters
  • Dry or pre-wet material spreading: 2 m – 12 m wide
  • Liquid distribution: 4 m – 12 m wide
  •  Pre-wet system is capable of spreading material in a variety of liquid:solid mixing ratios
  •  Multiple vehicle mounting methods available: slide-in, chassis mount, hook-lift, etc.

The Rasco Solid is durable and is the ideal abrasive spreader for road maintenance in municipalities!


Anti-icing & de-icing Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment

The Rasco anti-icing Liquid line of spreaders is for anti-icing application using liquid material only. The Liquid units are set up to spread a variety of anti-icing solutions such as salt brine, calcium or magnesium chloride, urea, etc. These de-icing liquids are designed as a preventative measure to lower the freezing point of water resulting in a reduction of ice formation and bonding to the roadway. This greatly reduces the cost of snow removal and increases driver safety. The de-icing spreading pattern is controlled on the fly from inside the cab, and the operator can set the quantity of liquid applied per square meter of roadway; the machine will automatically adjust spraying output based on the vehicle speed.

Liquid large spreaders have liquid material capacity starting at 6,000 L (3x 2,000 L polyethylene tanks) which can be increased by 2,000 L increments based on your requirements and chassis limitations. The spreader is capable of being filled at rates up to 60,000 L/hr, meaning quick turn-around times during winter events.

De-icing Liquid S spreaders are designed for preventative treatment of narrow pathways and sidewalks. With a liquid capacity of 1,500 – 2,500 L and spreading widths between 2 m – 6 m these units are perfectly suited to be used with multi-purpose, light-duty, or pickup truck vehicles.

Anti-Icing Liquid M spreaders are designed to be used with smaller trucks or multi-purpose vehicles such as Unimog. With a liquid capacity of 3,000 – 5,000 L and spreading widths between 2 m – 6 m, this spreader is a perfect tool for anti-icing local roads or pedestrian and cycling paths.

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The Rasco Liquid de-icing & anti-icing spreader is one of the best de-icing spreaders on the market!


Sand, Salt and Abrasive Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment

TRP is a hydraulically powered disc-spreader that is 3-pt hitch mounted to the rear of a tractor. Counterflow augers move material in the hopper toward a spinner disc capable of spreading abrasive, salt or sand between 1 m – 6 m or 2 m – 9 m wide. Optional 500 L liquid tank and pump allows for pre-wetting. Different sizes of spreader are available with material capacity from 0.4 – 1.5 cubic meters. Spreading pattern is controlled from inside the tractor’s cabin, where the operator can make pattern adjustments on the fly. Speed dependent spreading ensures that an even and appropriate amount of material is applied to the ground based on winter conditions.

A self-loading feature allows the operator to back-up to a material pile and fill the hopper in seconds without the need for a loader or skid steer. All features of the TRP are based on efficiency and durability.

The Rasco TRP sand and salt spreader is the perfect spreader to transform a tractor in a winter maintenance vehicle.


Sand, Salt and Abrasive Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment

The towed Mini spreader is intended for spreading on narrow roads, pedestrian areas, trails and parks. It is easily mounted on small vehicles or tractors equipped with a towing hitch. Spreading is powered by the movement of the spreader’s wheels, this feature also ensures that the amount of material applied is based on the vehicle’s ground speed. A manual adjustment to the dosing quantity can be made at the spreader. The Rasco Mini comes in one size:

  • 1,000 mm fixed spreading width
  • 0.5 cubic meter hopper capacity

The Rasco Mini spreader is the perfect winter equipment for the maintenance of narrow roads!


Sand, Salt and Abrasive Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment

Due to its compact dimensions, the JUNIOR winter maintenance spreader can be mounted on smaller freight vehicles, which makes it a good choice for winter road maintenance in urban areas. In addition to urban areas, the JUNIOR spreader is also a good choice for emergency spreading of the most sensitive parts of high priority roads.

When the JUNIOR spreader is mounted on light road patrol vehicles, it becomes an indispensable tool for removing ice and frost from bridges and overpasses on roads of high importance.

  •  Auger system for material conveyor
  •  1 m – 6 m spreading widths
  •  Manual adjustment for spreading pattern

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The Rasco Junior spreader is the perfect winter equipment solution for emergency spreading.


Sand, Salt and Abrasive Spreader and Winter Maintenance Equipment

The RAS spreader is a simple towed abrasive spreader meant to be used behind trucks. Spreading function is powered by the movement of the spreader’s wheels, this feature also ensures that the amount of material applied is based on the vehicle’s ground speed. The RAS can be loaded directly from the truck’s dump box, meaning the spreading range is only limited by the dump box capacity. A manual adjustment at the spreader allows for variable material dosing quantities. 3 sizes of RAS spreader are available from Rasco:

– Spreading width: 1,000 mm
– Hopper capacity: 0.8 cubic meter
– Total unit width: 1,260 mm

– Spreading width: 2,200 mm
– Hopper capacity: 1.0 cubic meter
– Total Unit width: 2,500 mm

– Spreading width: 2,500 mm
– Hopper capacity: 1.2 cubic meters
– Total Unit width: 2,800 mm

The Rasco RAS spreader is a simple spreader intended primarily for spreading sand, crushed rock and their mixtures with salt on local roads.


Snow Plows and Winter Maintenance Equipment

Rasco builds a wide variety of snow plows and winter maintenance equipment designed to be mounted on vehicles from trucks to tractors. What differentiates Rasco from many other snow plows on the North American market is that they offer both single-segment plows and multi-segment plows.

  • Single-segment plows have a moldboard that is one solid piece spanning its entire width.
  • Multi-segmented plows have a moldboard that consists of multiple independent segments. These segments are suspended off a rear beam by either polyurethane connections or a system of levers and springs. The independent sections & blades allow for better adjustment to the road surface, making these plows a superior choice when plowing uneven roads full of obstructions. When an obstacle is encountered, only 1 of the segments jumps while the others stay on the road surface and continue to clean. This leads to cleaner roads with less material left behind, as well as greatly reducing the impact on the plow (and therefore wear & tear) that is felt by the operator. The multi-segment system leads to extended durability of the snow plow as well as increased safety for the operator.

The quick hitch system found on both the single-segment & multi-segment plows is designed so that 1 person can connect / disconnect a plow in less than 5 minutes. All the hoist equipment is connected to the plow, so maintenance can be performed on the lift system without requiring a truck to be in the shop. This also leaves a flat faced connection plate on the front of the vehicle, which is a clean low profile item.

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The Rasco ploughs and Rasco winter maintenance equipment are adaptable to different kinds of surfaces to be cleared and various heights of snow.


Snow Plows and Winter Maintenance Equipment

With over 100 years of experience making snow plows and winter road maintenance equipment, Henke has developed a standardized snow plow line that gives you the flexibility to build the plow you need. By combining different options for height, width, profile, push frame, trip, hitch, and running gear, you can easily create a highly customized “standard” plow.
Henke’s moldboards with chain style level lift (or optional sliding level lift) keeps the plow level while our integral snow shield prevents snow from blowing over the top of the moldboard. > Henke’s Grade 50 Steel is 39 % stronger than A-36 Steel.

Henke’s Road Safe push frame provides maximum strength and prevents bottom angle bending. Cylinders are located above the push frame for protection against road debris and ease of maintenance.

Henke’s modular plow system gives you flexibility to build the best snow plow for your application

Maclean MV4.1

Articulated Sidewalk Tractor for Municipal Maintenance

The articulated sidewalk tractor Maclean MV4.1 is the result of over 10 years of collaboration with cities and contractors to design a municipal maintenance vehicle with enough power to effectively work in all seasons. End users made it very clear that they wanted a highly durable tractor that was versatile, safe, comfortable and easy to operate, as well as easy to maintain and troubleshoot. Maclean has over delivered on these requirements.

Designed to work on trails and sidewalks, the articulated sidewalk tractor MV4.1 is the 4th generation municipal tractor from Maclean Engineering. As with all previous generations, design improvements have continually been made to the tractor as Maclean has received feedback from its current user group. The latest generation of tractor features a Caterpillar C3.4B engine with two available options: a tier 4 final 74HP as base model, or 115HP tier 4 interim version which is the best in its class. When a heavy winter event requires quick and effective snow removal, the Maclean articulated sidewalk tractor MV4.1 is the most effective option for municipal maintenance.

A variety of attachments are available for the Maclean MV4.1. You will find more information on these attachments below. Attachments are run by either the front power take off (PTO), proportional / reversible high-flow hydraulic circuits or electrically off the rear. These attachments are mounted to the tractor in a similar manner to our closest competition, which allows for competing attachments to be used on our tractor. If you are thinking of making the change from a competing municipal tractor to a Maclean MV4.1, you do not have to replace all attachments as well.

Safety features include a fully hydrostatic transmission that allows the operator to shift between speed ranges on-the-fly while never putting the tractor in neutral. Internal wet disc style brakes ensure that the brakes are protected from the worst winter conditions. A pair of 12,000 lb capacity outboard planetary style axles guarantee that the machine is never overloaded in any potential application.

The Maclean articulated sidewalk tractor MV4.1 is proudly made in Canada for the harshest Canadian applications.

McLean articulated sidewalk tractors set the standard for articulated municipal vehicles!

Maclean Attachments

5MV-Hydraulic sweepers 5MV-Pickup sweeper
5MV-5/8 Yard drop spreader 5MV-Cold planer
5MV-Ribbon blower 5MV-Snow blower
5MV-Anti-ice system 5MV-Oscillating folding V plows
5MV-Fixed V plow 5MV-Finish mower
5MV-Flail mower 5MV-Boom flail mower

Novilco FUSION

Asphalt Repair Equipment

Fusion hot air blowing system

A Honda gasoline power unit provides continuous heat of 125 degree Celsius @ 900 CFM max through a manually controlled nozzle. The Fusion system is fully portable; at 73” L x 42” W it is small enough to fit in the back of most pickup trucks and is a perfect fit in the Tropos Able unit.

High volume air blower

The Fusion hot air blowing system was designed to heat asphalt for pothole repair year-round. It is a VERY effective tool that should be used to prepare for cold mix pothole repairs during winter. The consistent warm temperature provided by the Fusion hot air blowing system efficiently evaporates any moisture and heats the asphalt without causing any damage. This is an improvement to using a torch which can damage surrounding asphalt and reduce a pothole’s effectiveness. Municipalities can effectively cold-mix patch all winter with this unit. Other applications include:

  •  Melting of snow and ice on sidewalks, in front of businesses or public buildings without the use of salt/sand, improving safety for the public
  • Melting ice in frozen catch basins
  • Thawing water valves
  •  Line painting preparation
  •  Temporary shelter heating – the heated air is not mixed with exhaust fumes


Several applications

5 Pot hole repair 5 Asphalt painting
5 Winter utility maintenance 5 Snow/ice removal
5 Rail maintenance 5 Heating of temporary shelters and construction areas
5 Possibilities are endless!

Novilco – Fusion Hot Air Blowing System

No other system does all three things. If you heat with a torch, you’re probably burning the surface, and you’re not cleaning. If you’re blowing with a compressor, you’re not drying nor heating the surface.

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Our team will be happy to assist you in the process of selecting the equipment that suits your needs.


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