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Ariens MeltBuddy Spot Spreader

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Attach A Salt Spreader To Your Snow Blower
Helps you save time clearing your driveway

Universal Mounting For Easy Attachment
Fits almost any manufacturer's snow blower

Made With Durable High-Density Polyethylene
Survives the most extreme winter conditions

Snap-Locking Hopper Cover
Keeps blowing snow out & away from the ice melting product

Will Not Fit Models 920006 & 920007


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Overview
Weight
3 Pounds
Consumer Warranty
1 Year
UPC
751058028859
Model
72601200
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  3 Questions
Q: will the Ariens Melt Buddy fit on a Simplicity single stage snow blower?
by Ashlee Swann from Ohio on December 09, 2011

A: Ashlee - it will not. The Melt Buddy will only fit on two stage snow blowers. The frame of a single stage snow blower is not large enought to accomodate the Melt Buddy.
by Robert, Product Expert
Q: How do you mount this onto the snow blower?
by Carmine Di Bello from Massachusetts on July 26, 2011

A: There is going to be a mounting bracket that would fit onto the middle bracket from the handle bars. If you watch the video we have on our website, it makes it a little easier to understand, but as long as there is a middle bracket, you can mount this on just about any snow blower.

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by Robert, Product Expert
Q: Will the Melt Buddy work with sand instead of salt?
by Anonymous on March 27, 2011

A: The Melt Buddy should not have a problem with sand as opposed to salt. The premise is still the same when it comes to the application of salt as well as sand.

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Ariens 72601200 Reviews & Ratings
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
Pros
Well Designed (1)
Reliable (1)
Price (1)
Easy To Use (1)
Cons
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100% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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Angela Raddant
Brillion, WI
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
22 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Meltbuddy Story
Did you hear the story of the MeltBuddy? What a great way to promote innovation among our youth!

In 2007 two young inventors, Matt and Sam, needed an invention for a school project competition and were inspired by the seemingly endless snowfall Iowa received that same winter.

They developed the idea of attaching a salt spreader to a snow thrower to help people save time clearing driveways.

The concept made it to the state competition, and Dan Ariens soon contacted the boys about... more
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Mark
Green Bay, WI
REVIEWED
DEC.
24
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Add To The Story Of The Meltbuddy
THANK YOU DAN ARIENS.

In the Meltbuddy you accomplished two things at once: 1 - you gave owners of Ariens snowblowers a practical option for their blowers to accomplish a necessary task.

As the owner of an old but faithful Ariens snowblower (I'm not even sure, but I'm betting the unit is at LEAST 20 years old) here is something I can retrofit to my unit to speed up my work.

2 - you ensured that the young men who invented the product are compensated for their great work rather... more
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Aaron Artherton
Indepenence, KS
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 2/5/10
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
FEB.
28
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Works Very Well !!!
I bought the Ariens Meltbuddy right after I saw it on my computer.

The MeltBuddy took about 5 minutes to install.

I give thumbs-up for the two boys who invented it .
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Christopher L.
Hamilton, NJ
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome, These Kids Better Be Millionaires By Time Their 25
Works great. It can only be so big but what do you expect for $40. I just keep a funnel refill bottle I DIYed. Great company. It shows not all businesses and 1%ers are only about themselves. It's the right way to do business and its sadly dying. Hell I might check their stock out, this business should go the distance.
Christopher Recommends This Ariens Product
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Russell Chasse
Lynn, MA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
DEC.
20
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Four Thumbs Up For Meltbuddy Inventors
With this weekend snow storm I got to try out my new snow blower and the MeltBuddy.

Both worked great- the MeltBuddy took about 5 minutes to install.

FOUR thumbs up for the two boys who invented the unit!
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Jeff G.
Fair Lawn, NJ
Total Reviews
7 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
77 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
30
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Fantastic Tool For Getting Your Sidewalk And Driveway De-iced
I bought this from SBD when it first came out and it one of the simplest, yet most useful accessories there is (along with the heated hand grips I purchased for my Ariens 24" Deluxe).

If you have a pair of pliers and can read the simple installation instructions, then you'll be ready to use this in 10 minutes. And most importantly, it does a great job. I use Calcium Chloride granules and I don't have any problems with clogs or poor distribution on the sidewalk or dirveway.

The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, Well Designed
Jeff Recommends This Ariens Product
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5/5
"Everything I've purchased from SBD and the affiliated companies have been fairly priced, delivered in excellent condition and within the defined time, and fully supported by the seller. Plus being able to save sales tax and delivery fees makes buying from them even more enjoyable."
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Pat
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 1/18/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JAN.
27
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
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 canít, 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 handle bar grip and then stretching it into place proved no easy feat because the auger level assembly... more
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Richard
Machesney Park, IL
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2010
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Works Very Well For Average Size Driveway
I mounted it to a Murray 24 inch snow blower and it works well, but doesn't hold much salt.

I need to refill before finishing the job, but it would work very well for someone with an average size driveway.
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Richard
Machesney Park, IL
REVIEWED
FEB.
22
2010
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Works Very Well For Average Size Driveway
I mounted it to a Murray 24 inch snow blower and it works well, but doesn't hold much salt.

I need to refill before finishing the job, but it would work very well for someone with an average size driveway.
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Michael
Snowtown, WI
REVIEWED
NOV.
03
2009
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Too Cool For School
Wow, just picked up one of these cool tools.

I had to test it out right away, even though it hasn't snowed here yet.

Took about 5 minutes to install. Fired up my 20 year old perfectly running Ariens Sno-Thrower and loaded my MeltBuddy with salt. Pulled the trigger and watched the smooth spread of salt on my sidewalk.

Can't wait to use it on ice. Two birds with one stone. Will save me time from having to blow snow and then go back and salt the icy spots.

Kudos to the kids and... more
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Victor B.
Brooklyn, NY
Purchased from Snow Blowers Direct
Purchased 11/14/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ariens Melt Buddy
Great Product, quick ship time, easy to install, now just waiting for the snow, to test it out.
Victor Recommends This Ariens Product
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