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The Meyer Mate™ Tailgate Spreader

The Meyer Mate tailgate spreader turns your pickup truck into a snow control powerhouse: a Meyer plow on the front, and a heavy-duty spreader in the rear.

Snow plows and the Meyer Mate are made for each other.

The Mate has a generous 9.0 cubic foot capacity (700 lbs.) and attaches conveniently to your vehicle without tools, in minutes. The Mate comes fully assembled for quick installation to your truck’s tailgate and bumper—no drilling required. The Mate has many mounting choices including a swing-out option that moves the unit out of the way, enabling you to access the bed of the truck from the tailgate. 

Swing Mount | Meyer Mate
Mate shown with Optional EZ-Swing Mount
3-Point Hitch Mount | Meyer Mate
Mate shown with optional
3-Point Hitch Mount

Direct Drive Motor
Meyer’s tailgate spreader is powered by a commercial-duty 1/8 HP, 12V direct-drive motor. No space-consuming, power-robbing, right-angle gearboxes found on this Mate! The Mate drives the spinner directly off the motor drive shaft, providing positive, energy-efficient power to the agitator system. The Mate comes standard with a built-in vibrator to maximize salt flow performance onto ice and snow.
Meyer Mate Direct Drive Motor

Top Screen | Meyer Mate
Optional top screen
Big Capacity, Big Performance
When you have to plow an important parking lot clear of snow, or lots of walkways, you need a tailgate spreader that holds a lot so you can get your job done. The Mate holds 700lbs. of salt, sand, or a mixture of your choice. The capacity is one of the largest in the industry.

Meyer offers an optional sifting screen that breaks up clumps of salts and sand prior to entering the hopper. This increases the spreader flow rate.

The standard heavy-duty locking straps on the hopper cover keeps moisture out during snow and ice storms thus improving spreading performance.

Lid Locking Straps | Meyer Mate

Lid locking straps help keep material dry 

Adjustable Opening Disk Prevents Leakage
Meyer Mate is designed to prevent ice melt from leaking when the spreader is idle. With the pull of one pin, the disk below the discharge throat can be adjusted “up” to prevent fine material leakage or “down” so course material doesn’t leak onto the spinner.
  Opening Disk | Meyer Mate
Adjust the opening disk by removing one pin and position to the desired opening, then reinstall the pin to lock the disk in place.
Narrow Opening | Meyer Mate
  Medium Opening | Meyer Mate
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NARROW OPENING for spreading granular material like fine salt or sand
MEDIUM OPENING for spreading ice melt or similar material
WIDE OPENING for spreading rock salt or courser material


Year-round Use

The Meyer Mate can accommodate a variety of materials including: rock salt, sand, calcium chloride, seed, and fertilizer.

All Season Spreader | Meyer


Mate Reliability
Poly Hoppers, No Frame Required
Unlike other tailgate spreaders that require a bolt-to-the truck steel frame, the Mate is molded entirely from polymer material and is strapped on to the tailgate. This means you’ll get years of dependable, rust-free performance without having to drill or deface the vehicle.
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Indestructible Poly Hopper – No frame required
Fully Assembled & Factory Certified
All Mate tailgate spreaders are manufactured under Meyer’s stringent quality standards. Prior to shipping, every Mate is fully assembled, tested, operated, certified and packaged right off the assembly line to ensure product quality.  The Mate spreader is backed with a 2-year warranty.


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Marine style plugs resist winter elements
Marine-style Electrical Plug
The Mate's 1/8HP, 12V motor provides superior operating performance; however, it's Meyer’s marine-style electrical plug that ensures consistent electrical connection from the vehicle battery to the motor. A consistent connection ensures equipment reliability even in the toughest weather. Dielectric grease is recommended to lubricate all electrical connections.


Optional Mate Motor Guard
Let's face it, accidents do happen, especially when you are backing up in tight spots. To protect the motor from accidental contact, Meyer offers an optional receiver-hitch bumper guard. The bumper guard protects the motor from low-speed contact and reduces or eliminates damage caused by minor accidents.
Meyer Mate motor guard
Optional Motor Guard fits in standard 2” receiver hitch



Mate Ease-Of-Use

In-cab Auto Controller
Precise spread-pattern control is the key to efficient performance. The Mate's variable-speed controller (patent-pending) is easy to use and comes standard with an operator-selected "blast" function. Selecting the Auto Vibrate Mode automatically vibrates the spreader for 10 seconds every sixty seconds to keep your load agitated and ready to spread. The Auto Spinner Stop Mode automatically stops the spinner if the brake is depressed for more than five seconds. These exclusive Meyer controller features make the Mate one of the highest performing spreaders in its class!

Meyer Blaster Controller - front end


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Built-in handles make installation
simple and easy!
Tool-free, Strap-on Installation
Icy, snowy weather can turn-up at a moment’s notice. We know how important it is to have a system that is easy to install and operate. The Mate comes fully assembled for quick installation to your truck’s tailgate and bumper; there's no drilling required. The Mate conveniently mounts to the vehicle's tailgate in minutes with a heavy-duty, adjustable strap…no tools required.



Mate Specifications

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Mate Accessories


Mate Salt Screen
Mate Salt Screen
Many customers require sifting (screening) of the material prior to filling the hopper in order to break-up clumps which can cause damage to the auger and reduce performance. The screen is can be taken on and off without tools. The Mate Screen is easy to install and comes with instructions, and installation hardware.

Mate Salt Screen

Mate Motor Guard
Mate Motor Guard
The electric motor is arguably the most important aspect of the tailgate spreader. To protect this investment Meyer has developed a heavy-duty tubular motor guard. The powder coated guard comes ready to install and easily inserts into the vehicles 2” receiver hitch. The Motor Guard comes as one unit and includes all mounting hardware and instructions for a quick easy installation.

Mate Motor Guard

Spreader Controller
Spreader Controller (optional)
The Meyer Spreader Controller (patent-pending) is the most reliable and convenient controller on the market. This lightweight and compact unit comes standard with many easy-to-use, performance-enhancing features such as:
  1. Auto Spinner Stop Mode – If selected, when the brake is depressed for five seconds, the spinner automatically stops, thus saving your precious salt.
  2. Auto Vibrate Mode – If selected, the vibrator will automatically activate for 10 seconds every 60 seconds; this keeps the material agitated and ready for application.
The unit also boasts convenient features such as back-lit controls for visual clarity at night, and a variable-speed dial that easily controls spinner speed. When it comes to serviceability, this controller is two steps ahead of the competition. The Controller also monitors the motor performance, if the controller senses that the motor is not operating it automatically shuts down the system allowing the operator to inspect the system. In anticipation of unwanted amp surges, the unit comes standard with easy-to-replace automotive-type fuses. The Meyer Controller requires minimal installation and comes with all mounting hardware and instructions for easy installation.

Spreader Controller

3-Point Hitch Mounting
3-Point Hitch Mounting
It is common for the Mate to be used in many applications. The optional 3-Point Hitch attachment adapts the Meyer Mate to any standard 3-point hitch configuration. Perfect for golf courses, universities, institutions and agricultural environments. The 3-Point Hitch mount is easily installed and comes with instructions and hardware.

3-Point Hitch Mounting

EZ-Swing Tailage Assembly (Mate)
Ez-Swing Tailgate Assembly (Mate)
Many customers like the convenience of utilizing their tailgate while the Mate is attached. Meyer offers the EZ-Swing tailgate accessory mount that allows the empty Mate to swing freely from the tailgate. This allows the operator to have full access to the tailgate and vehicles bed. The Mate Ez-Swing mounting comes per each (1), with instructions and hardware for installation.

EZ-Swing Tailgate Assembly

The Big Yellow Box
The Big Yellow Box
The Meyer Big Yellow Box is the perfect companion for your fall, spring, summer and winter needs. The unit features 8 cubic feet of storage and is made of double walled polymer that is virtually indestructible. Perfect for storing: Sand/Salt, Power Tools, Sports equipment, Pool supplies and tools or garbage. Unit will not rust and comes lock-ready. (Lock is sold separately) Forklift pockets are built-in to move the unit when full of material. Unit is 32”W x 23”D x 30”H. No assembly required.
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The Big Yellow Box

Meyer Pro Edge Snow Rake
Meyer Pro Edge Snow Rake
This Meyer accessory is made from a foam-like polyethylene. The squeegee-like head never gets brittle, and doesn't absorb water, so it remains pliable to safely contour to your vehicle and efficiently remove snow. The pliable head also means no more scratching your vehicle's finish. It comes with a long handle so no matter how large your vehicle, the Meyer Pro Edge Snow Rake can reach the area you need to scrape.

Meyer Pro Edge Snow Rake
38198 (10/case) 

Hotshot Hand-held Crank Spreader
Hotshot Hand-held Crank Spreader
This professional spreader holds up to 5 lbs. of ice melt products. It's easy to use: set the dial, pull the trigger then rotate the lever in a clockwise position. To stop material output, simply let go of the trigger. Spreads ice-melt, fertilizer or seed for true four-season performance.

Hotshot Hand-held Crank Spreader
38196 (6/case) 

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Driveway Markers
Meyer Driveway Markers are 4’ long, made of sturdy ¼” fiberglass to withstand winter elements. They are flexible, designed to bend virtually in half and return to their original position. Designed of highly reflective florescent orange along with a specialized reflective tape make them highly visible during a storm or after dark.
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Driveway Markers
03240 Bundle of 100 
03242 Insertion Tool 

Suspension enhancement
Suspension Enhancement
To improve the ride and overall performance of your vehicle, Meyer offers Timbren Suspension Enhancement kits. Timbren suspension system works in conjunction with your vehicle’s factory suspension system to provide added support in the front or rear of your vehicle. Timbren’s rubber cushioned products reduce the harsh ride caused by adding leaf springs or helper springs. Timbren suspension kits come complete as a set (2) and include installation instructions. May require professional installation.
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Meyer sno flow paint
Meyer Sno-Flo Industrial Paint
Our specially formulated paint is designed to improve snow-rolling action and withstand the harsh operational environment. Meyer Yellow, Black & White Primer is available in aerosol spray cans (12/case) and Meyer Yellow Brush Paint is available in 1 quart cans (4/case) that can be shipped via UPS.

Industrial paint  
Brush Yellow: 07181 
Brush Yellow: 08755 (4/1qt cans/case) 
Spray Yellow: 07027 
Spray Yellow: 08677 (12 cans/case) 
Spray Black: 07164 
Spray Black: 08676 (12 cans/case) 
Spray White Primer: 07418 
Spray White Primer: 08841 (12 cans/case) 

Dielectric grease
Meyer Dielectric Grease
Prevent your valuable system from the harsh elements of the winter with Meyer’s dielectric grease. Meyer’s dielectric grease is specially formulated to coat and protect electrical connections from deteriorating elements such as salt and road grime. It is recommended to coat all electrical connections prior to winter and each time you re-connect to ensure optimal performance. Grease comes per each, 2.7oz tube.

Meyer Dielectric Grease

Meyer Coolube
Meyer Coolube
Maintain Meyer equipment with our premium quality, multipurpose, non-soap based grease.  Meyer Coolube is specifically formulated to provide better lubrication in harsh conditions, perfect for higher speeds and lower temperatures  It holds up over a wider temperature range (-40 degrees Fahrenheit to 440 degrees Fahrenheit) plus it works wet or dry. Available in 14 oz. tubes or 11 oz. aerosol cans.

Coolube Tube
Tube 15181  
Tube 15182 (10 tubes/case) 
Aerosol 15185 
Aerosol 15186 (12 cans/case) 

Meyer Coolube
Meyer Chain & Cable Lube
Maintain Meyer equipment with our aerosol Chain & Cable lube.  It is specially formulated to lubricate, preserve and protect chains and cables.  This transparent heavy-duty dry film lubricant is formulated with the latest synthetic additives to ensure maximum penetration and protection against corrosion.  Once applied, the solvent evaporates leaving behind a film that will not attract dust or wash off.  Available in 11 oz. aerosol cans.

Chain & Cable Lube
15184 (12 cans/case) 


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1/2 ton Trucks, Tractors w/ 3Point Hitch
700 lbs. (9.0 cu. ft.)
Salt, 50/50 Salt-Sand, Fertilizer, Seed

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