Truck Bed

The Perfect Fit For Smaller Spaces & Jobs

Make easy work of snow and ice with a hopper spreader that’s purpose-built for half-ton and light-duty trucks. Designed in both 0.7 and 0.35 cu yd capacities, the all-new STEEL-CASTER stainless steel hopper spreaders have all the power and performance of larger FISHER® STEEL-CASTER hopper spreaders, but in a more compact size to better accommodate your smaller spaces and jobs.

Type of Spreader

Truck Bed

STEEL-CASTER™ (0.35 & 0.7 cu yd)

Unique features

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Dual Electric Motors

A fully enclosed 12-volt electric, ⅓ HP motor is mounted inside a sealed housing, protecting it from corrosion.

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Dual Variable-Speed Control

Enhanced dual variable-speed control allows you to precisely match material delivery and spread patterns to conditions. Four standard accessory buttons and a dedicated blast button provide optimum in-cab efficiency.

Easy-to-understand, digital self-diagnostics alert the operator when the hopper is empty or when adjustments are needed, and LEDs make the controls easy to read. Its compact size compared to traditional controls fits easily into today’s modern vehicle cab designs.

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Innovative Chute Design

Baffles within the chute deliver a consistent spread pattern that reduces material waste. By directing material to precise points on the spinner, it helps to cast it away from the truck rather than onto the back of your bumper.

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Corrosion-Resistant Hopper

The low-maintenance, stainless steel, riveted construction provides longevity and protection against stress.

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Shutter Deflector

The easy-to-adjust circular shutter deflector allows directional spreading, providing optimal material control, while maintaining even coverage.

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Material Delivery

The 0.35 cu yd features a 11 ½"-wide pintle chain conveyor system while the 0.7 cu yd features a 15 ½"-wide pintle chain. This moves material consistently and smoothly to prevent bridging.

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An extra large 12" polyurethane spinner delivers a spread pattern of up to 30' and provides long-lasting, corrosion-free performance.

*0.7 cu yd hopper shown

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Accessory Integration

Conveniently connect accessories directly into the fully enclosed accessory hub mounted in the back of the hopper. Accessories automatically integrate with the hopper control without having to run additional wires from the front of the vehicle.

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Dump & Work Light Switches

Operators can safely offload material by using the rear mounted conveyor dump switches. A third switch is also provided so that an accessory work light my be conveniently controlled from not only the cab but also the rear of the hopper.

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Flip-Up Chute

Provides convenient access to the hitch, better ground clearance and easy clean-out.

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Accessory Knock-Outs

Hoppers feature knock-out holes for plug and play integration of certain accessories.

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Top Screen

A steel top screen comes standard, which helps break up large chunks of de-icing material during the loading process to prevent clogging and bridging during spreader operation.

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The STEEL-CASTER hopper spreader is designed with FLEET FLEX technology for easy interchangeability between electric hopper spreaders without having to change the wiring or the controls.

It provides easy operation, increased reliability, simple wiring and easy installation. Additionally, accessories automatically integrate into the control for easy plug 'n play.



An extension collar is available as an accessory to increase material capacity for vehicles that can handle the additional weight. 0.25 cu yd extension collars available for the 0.35 cu yd hoppers and 0.5 cu yd extension collars available for the 0.7 cu yd hoppers.


With the addition of this accessory to the 0.7 cu yd model, operators will have the ability to pre-wet materials or spray brine directly onto the driving surface for anti-icing applications. The accessory kit includes two 25-gallon pre-wet tanks, a pump and a spray kit.


A Spill Guard Kit provides the loader with an improved line of sight to the hopper edges, extending the edges of the hopper to 60" for the 0.35 cu yd model and 75.5" for the 0.7 cu yd model. This allows loading with a 5' loader bucket and prevents overflow and spill into the bed of the vehicle.


See more to do more with the Work Light Kit for better visibility at the rear of your spreader at night. Encased in anodized aluminum, and good to less than minus 20 degrees, this LED work light will put over 1000 lumens where you need them, when you need them. The LEDs mean low amp draw, so you can easily use more than one.


Make sure you're seen, day or night, with our Strobe Lights for added visibility during operation. Encased in high impact plastic, this yellow LED strobe works in temperatures as cold as -20°F and will ensure that you're seen in all but the worst of conditions. Make sure you spread safely with strobe light markers.

compact steel-caster tarp kit


Keep de-icing material dry in your 0.35 and 0.7 cu yd stainless STEEL-CASTER spreaders with affordable and easy to install tarp covers and bungees.


The Central Point Grease Kit provides easy access to grease points, simplifying preventative maintenance greasing that is essential to maximize bearing life.


Loosen up stubborn materials and prevent bridging with this Vibrator Kit. Featuring a 200V DC vibrator motor in a metal housing, our vibrator will help prevent bridging and clogging, improving material flow so you can do your job faster and better.


Reduce heavy startup loads on the drivetrain and potential bridging during operations with the optional inverted V. Made of 12 gauge 201 stainless steel, the inverted V is strong and corrosion resistant, for use in highly demanding environments. The inverted V is easy to assemble and install and will provide years of trouble free use.


This Tie-Down Kit provides additional in-bed stability and security. The 4,000 pound, high-strength shipping straps allow you to add an extra measure of safety as you move tons of salt down the road. Each kit includes four ratchet tie down assemblies. (Hoppers require bolting to the truck frame for proper operator safety.)


This kit contains a longer truck harness, license plate kit, CHMSL kit, and a ratchet tie down kit so the 0.35 cu yd hopper can be used in place of an auger tailgate spreader when using sand.


The Control Cup Holder Mount is designed to fit firmly in most vehicle cup holders (plow control featured in image). It's a genuine, factory-tough accessory specifically engineered to securely hold FISHER® hand-held or joystick controls and all types of smart phone devices (not included with mount). This flexible gooseneck mount has a 360-degree rotation and ensures optimal, customizable positioning.

Now compatible with spreader controls using a Spreader Control Adapter Plate, order separately (#82018).


Gain the flexibility and easy installation benefits of the cup holder control mount with every spreader installation using the new Spreader Control Adapter Plate Kit. Kit contains a durable metal mounting plate and hardware.

Control Cup Holder Mount not included, order separately (#82006).


Stay street legal with this illuminated License Plate Kit for your alternate license plate location. Providing convenient mount methods and lighting in a high impact plastic casing, the license plate kit allows you to move your license to a spot that is visible and legally compliant. Don't leave without it. Required if using 0.35 cu yd hopper on a truck.


The Vehicle-Side Harness Kit contains components to replace harnessing on the truck or wire a second truck to operate the spreader.


Keep your FISHER® plow running strong. Apply our specially formulated dielectric grease after each use to prevent corrosion caused by electrolysis and highly corrosive de-icing agents.


Specially formulated to protect moving components in arctic mining conditions, this grease is ideal for bearings, hinges and pivot bolts on snow and ice control equipment. The custom formula maintains viscosity from -40 up to 300 degrees, and military-grade, corrosion-prevention additives protect equipment from corrosion without harmful environmental impact. FREEZE GUARD Grease is available in cartridges, pails, totes and drums.


Models 0.7 cu yd 0.35 cu yd
Body Side Length 54" 1.37 m 30" 0.76 m
Capacity 0.7 cu yd 0.54 cu m 0.35 cu yd 0.27 cu m
Hopper Construction 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS
Hopper Dimensions (LxWxH) 54" x 43" x 28" 137.16 cm x 109.22 cm x 71.12 cm 30" x 38" x 26" 76.20 cm x 96.52 cm x 66.04 cm
Overall Dimensions (LxWxH) 81" x 43" x 46" 205.74 cm x 109.22 cm x 116.84 cm 57" x 38" x 46" 144.78 cm x 96.52 cm x 116.84 cm
Min. Bed Length Required 44" 111.76 cm 30" 76.20 cm
Approx. Weight (Empty)
Dual 12V DC Sealed Motors
420 lb 190.51 kg 235 lb 106.59 kg
Conveyor Width 15 ½" 39.37 cm 11 ½" 29.21 cm
Spinner Size 12" 30.48 cm 12" 30.48 cm
Spreading Width Up to 30 ft Up to 9.14 m Up to 30 ft Up to 9.14 m
Material Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
Vehicle Application 1/2-Ton & Light Duty Pickup Trucks 1/2-Ton & Light Duty Pickup Trucks UTVs & Compact Trucks UTVs & Compact Trucks

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Sell Sheets

STEEL-CASTER 0.7 cu yd Stainless Steel Hopper Spreader Sell Sheet


Sell Sheets

STEEL-CASTER 0.35 cu yd Stainless Steel Hopper Spreader Sell Sheet