STEEL-CASTER

1.5 - 6.0 CU YD STAINLESS STEEL HOPPER SPREADER

ENGINEERED TO OWN THE ICE

Truck Bed

The Proof to Back It Up

The FISHER® STEEL-CASTER stainless steel hopper spreaders were designed for efficiency and engineered for durability. Built with the experience of more than six decades of battling tough New England storms, the STEEL-CASTER hopper spreaders are available in six sizes, with more standard features and the latest advancements in technology, resulting in maximum material control and minimal waste.

Type of Spreader

Truck Bed

STEEL-CASTER™ (1.5 – 6.0 cu yd)

Unique features

Previous Next

Dual Electric Motors

The two high-torque 12-volt electric motors provide quiet, reliable and independent control over the conveyor and spinner mechanisms. The spinner motor is sealed inside a weather-resistant housing, protecting it from corrosion, while the conveyor motor is completely sealed from the elements.

*Gas and hydraulic options also available

Previous Next

Power Options

In addition to the standard dual electric motors, the STEEL-CASTER stainless steel hopper spreader is available with the following gas and hydraulic power options:

Two Gas Powered Options: 10½ HP I/C Briggs & Stratton® motor or the 11 HP I/C Honda® motor.

Hydraulic Powered Option: With the most available power in its class, the hydraulic powered motor option offers dual variable speed control and reliable operation.

Previous Next

Controls

Dual Electric Motor 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 spreader is empty or when adjustments are needed, and LEDs make the control easy to read.

Its compact size compared to traditional controls fits easily into today’s modern truck cab designs.

Learn about Gas and Hydraulic Motor controls

Previous Next

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.

Learn More

Previous Next

Corrosion-Resistant Hopper

Constructed from maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant stainless steel, the hopper is reinforced with welded joints, which wrap around for long-life and protection against stress.

Previous Next

Shutter Deflector

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

Learn More

Previous Next

Material Delivery

One of the widest in the industry, the 15 ½" pintle chain conveyor moves more material consistently and smoothly to help reduce bridging. Corrosion-resistant stainless steel guides provides extra protection and durability.

Previous Next

Spinner

An extra large 15 ½" polyurethane spinner delivers a spread pattern of up to 40' and provides long-lasting, corrosion-free performance.

Previous Next

Accessory Integration

Conveniently connect accessories directly into the 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 truck.

*Feature available on dual electric motor models only.

Previous Next

Dump & Work Light Switches

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

*Feature available on dual electric motor models only.

Previous Next

Dual Swing Chute

The dual swing chute design opens from either side to provide easy access for maintenance or material unloading.

Previous Next

Chute Assembly

For precise material application, the chute assembly can be configured for either pickup truck or flatbed and dump body applications, ensuring you're always spreading at the optimum height. An extended chute is standard on 9' and 10' models. An extension kit is available as an accessory only on 7' and 8' models.

For convenient access to the hitch, the chute assembly can be removed.

Previous Next

Adjustable Feed Gate

An adjustable feed gate provides additional control of material flow regardless of material type, reducing waste when traveling between sites.

Previous Next

Inverted V / Vibrator

An inverted V comes standard and helps keep sufficient material weight off of the conveyor, ensuring smooth startup and flow of material.

A vibrator kit is available as an accessory to help reduce bridging and keep material moving smoothly to the conveyor.

Previous Next

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.

Previous Next

Ratchet Straps

Ratchet straps are provided standard for additional spreader stability. A chain tie-down kit is available as an accessory

Previous Next

Additional Standard Features

Tie-down points are included for strapping the hopper to the truck. For additional safety, bolting bars are also provided to attach the hopper to the vehicle and a Center High-Mounted Stop Light (CHMSL) is standard.

Previous Next

FLEET FLEX

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 and play.

*Feature available on dual electric motor models only.

FEATURED ACCESSORIES

PRE-WET SYSTEM

The pre-wet system accessory allows the operator to activate deicing material by applying a liquid deicing agent directly on the material prior to leaving the hopper, providing you with increased material efficiency and superior ice control.

LEARN MORE

POLY LID KIT

Shields de-icing material from the elements, locks out moisture to prevent material bridging and protects against material overflow while loading.

SPILL GUARD KIT

Available in 50" and 70" widths to cover the full range of STEEL-CASTER hopper spreaders, the Spill Guard Kit provides the loader with an improved line of sight to the hopper edges, while preventing material from overflowing into the bed of the truck from off-center loading.

LICENSE PLATE KIT

Stay legal with our quality illuminated License Plate Kit. This genuine FISHER® license plate kit has been specifically designed for your hopper and allows you to move your license plate to a spot that is visible and legally compliant.

STROBE LIGHT KIT

Make sure you're seen, day or night, with our complete hopper Strobe Light system. Constructed from high impact plastic, and rated beyond -20º F, this yellow LED strobe system has been designed to last and will ensure that you're seen in even the worst of conditions.

VIBRATOR KIT

Designed to help move stubborn material and prevent bridging, a genuine FISHER® Vibrator system will ensure that less-than-ideal material, which is prone to bridging and clogging, will not hold you up when you need to be on the move.

WORK LIGHT KIT

A genuine FISHER® Work Light system will grant you increased visibility at the rear of your spreader. Encased in anodized aluminum, and rated beyond -20º F, this LED Work Light system projects over 1000 lumens to help you monitor material distribution and illuminate potential hazards while backing up.

SECONDARY WORK LIGHT KIT

Take it up a notch with a genuine FISHER® secondary work light kit. Designed to integrate with our work light kit (99505-1), this accessory kit will provide an addition 1000 lumens of light on the opposite side of your FISHER spreader.

6" SIDE EXTENSIONS

Increase the capacity of your STEEL-CASTER hopper spreader with this 6" Side Extensions Kit. The increase in capacity will vary depending on the size of your spreader; increased material capacity will vary from .5 to 1 yard. Each kit contains the corner brackets, hardware and installation instructions, but does not provide the side board material.

CENTRAL POINT GREASE KIT

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

TIE-DOWN CHAIN KIT

A Tie-Down Chain Kit provides additional in-bed stability and security. 72 inches of high-strength steel chain and binder allow you to add an extra measure of safety as you move tons of material down the road. Each kit contains four chain binder assemblies. (Hoppers require bolting to the truck frame for proper operator safety.)

MASTER ACCESSORY HARNESS

Integrate all your accessories with this convenient kit. Includes all the wiring needed to go from cab to spreader, an in-cab control panel, and rear of hopper storage for accessory fuses and relays, allowing total integration of our plug and play accessories. Hydraulic model master accessory harness kit shown.

VEHICLE-SIDE HARNESS KIT

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

CONTROL CUP HOLDER MOUNT

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).

SPREADER CONTROL ADAPTER PLATE

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).

DIELECTRIC GREASE

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.

FREEZE GUARD GREASE

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.

SPECIFICATIONS

Print
Models 1.5 cu yd 2.0 cu yd 3.0 cu yd 4.5 cu yd 4.5 cu yd 6.0 cu yd
Body Side Length 7' 2.13 m 8' 2.44 m 9' 2.74 m 9' 2.74 m 10' 3.05 m 10' 3.05 m
Capacity 1.5 cu yd 1.15 cu m 2.0 cu yd 1.53 cu m 3.0 cu yd 2.29 cu m 4.5 cu yd 3.44 cu m 4.5 cu yd 3.44 cu m 6.0 cu yd 4.59 cu m
Hopper Construction 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS 16 ga SS 1.5 mm SS
Hopper Dimensions (LxWxH) 84" x 50" x 33 ¼" 213.4 cm x 127 cm x 84.5 cm 96" x 50" x 33 ¼" 243.8 cm x 127 cm x 84.5 cm 108" x 50" x 40 ¾" 274.3 cm x 127 cm x 103.5 cm 108" x 70" x 45" 274.3 cm x 177.8 cm x 114.3 cm 119" x 70" x 45" 302.3 cm x 177.8 cm x 114.3 cm 119" x 70" x 52 ½" 302.3 cm x 177.8 cm x 133.4 cm
Dimensions Overall (LxWxH) 105" x 50" x 51" 266.7 cm x 127 cm x 129.5 cm 117" x 50" x 51" 297.2 cm x 127 cm x 129.5 cm 129" x 50" x 70 ½" 327.7 cm x 127 cm x 179.1 cm 129" x 70" x 74 ¾" 327.7 cm x 177.8 cm x 189.9 cm 141" x 70" x 74 ¾" 358.1 cm x 177.8 cm x 189.9 cm 141" x 70" x 82 ¼" 358.1 cm x 177.8 cm x 208.9 cm
Min. Bed Length 62 ½" 158.8 cm 74 ½" 189.2 cm 91" 231.1 cm 91" 231.1 cm 102" 259.1 cm 102" 259.1 cm
Approx. Weight (Empty) Dual 12V DC Sealed Motors 595 lb 269.89 kg 615 lb 278.96 kg 695 lb 315.25 kg 815 lb 369.68 kg -- -- -- --
Approx. Weight (Empty) Gas 10.5 hp I/C Briggs & Stratton® -- -- 740 lb 335.66 kg 820 lb 371.95 kg 940 lb 426.38 kg 965 lb 437.72 kg 1,010 lb 458.13 kg
Approx. Weight (Empty) Gas 11 hp I/C Honda® -- -- 740 lb 335.66 kg 820 lb 371.95 kg 940 lb 426.38 kg 965 lb 437.72 kg 1,010 lb 458.13 kg
Approx. Weight (Empty) Dual Hydraulic Motors -- -- 615 lb 278.96 kg 695 lb 315.25 kg 815 lb 369.68 kg 840 lb 381.02 kg 885 lb 401.43 kg
Conveyor Width 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm
Spinner Size 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm 15 ½" 40 cm
Spreading Width Up to 40' Up to 12.19 m Up to 40' Up to 12.19 m Up to 40' Up to 12.19 m Up to 40' Up to 12.19 m Up to 40' Up to 12.19 m Up to 40' Up to 12.19 m
Materials Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix Salt, Sand, Salt/Sand Mix
Vehicle Application 3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks 3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks 3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks 3/4- & 1-Ton Pickup Trucks Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR) Dump Body or Flatbed Trucks (Over 15,000 lb GVWR)

Does this Spreader fit my vehicle?

Visit Spreader Selector

Product literature