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A $250 Fisher spreader huh?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by TroyG, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    Well 2 months ago I rescued this from the scrap yard. It already looked bad till I media blasted it, WOAH!!! (cab controls included)

    $720 in parts, a free 6x4 sheett of 10 gauge and angle, my little 110 mig, my brother's Snap On mig, his plasma cutter and 9 Sawzall blades.

    Engine ran but swapped it out for one I had sitting in my garage. So the first 4 weekends were spent just cutting and welding, shoring up and strengthening. Then the question came I had to ask myself. Will this cancerous pan hold up? No...

    Off to my brothers and the HD equipment. Fabbed up a new pan, welded it in and felt 100% better. All told at least 150-200 pounds of new metal installed.

    So first snow last week and as other crews fell to the wayside I was asked to pick up the slack. So a day later I tally my chits and this pig pulled in a nice house payment. Way too many hours invested to really say I made money yet but for only 1 snow it ROCKED! I noticed I pay waaaaaaay more attention to maintenance of this thing afterward. Wonder why?

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  2. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    more pictures

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  3. iceyman

    iceyman 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,546

    looks good.....thorw a paint job on there and its brand new
     
  4. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Someone doesn't know how to take care of there equipment. WOW! wash the thing out after every use. Good thing you rescued it and it has a good home now.
     
  5. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Dam that was bad!
     
  6. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    wow like said above give it a paint job and she'll be good as new
     
  7. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks like some good repair work.
     
  8. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    :nod: you mean like this???

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  9. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    Nice fix! Be sure to post pics after paint!
     
  10. Jaspell

    Jaspell Member
    from 06117
    Messages: 60

    Just curious. How much do those spreader rigs weigh? How do you load them in your truck?
     
  11. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    A lot of guys on here have skid steers or tractors or loaders they can load them with. If it were me, and I didn't have any of that fancy equipment I would get a chain host and hang it from my shop and pick it up and set it in the back of my truck that way. Not really sure on the weight. Maybe 1000 pounds or so?.
     
  12. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    Wow, nice find there!
     
  13. Supper Grassy

    Supper Grassy Senior Member
    Messages: 948

    Looks GREAT!
     
  14. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    You talk like it's a cute little puppy that he rescued. LOL Can you say that "C" word around here? :D

    The hopper looks shot. Nice resurrection. Get that paint on it and you'll feel even better. :)
     
  15. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    "LOOKED" shot. its all new now. :)
     
  16. ALC-GregH

    ALC-GregH PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,132

    Yeah, from the first few it looks shot. Like I said, nice resurrection. :D Get the paint on it and snap some more pics. ;)
     
  17. TroyG

    TroyG Junior Member
    from Lorton
    Messages: 19

    probably a 1100 or so. a T300 bobcat's what i use. didnt have time to fab a new engine stand so welded in some scrap for the season. in the spring ill do it right, repaint it, mig the drilled holes full then repaint it and put stickers back on. then go show the previous owner what it looks like now!! xysport
     
  18. BillyRgn

    BillyRgn Senior Member
    Messages: 717

    how was the shoot on it ???

    As far as taking it on and off, i made two saw horses that are the exact height of the bed, i slide it back just enough to get one horse under it , than i pull up real slow until there is just about a foot of the sander left on the bed, throw the other horse under it and drive away. As far as putting it back on, i back the truck up, get the first foot of the sander on the bed, pull out the first horse back up all the way to the next horse, pull the horse out, and then i use a ratchet strap to pull it in the rest of the way, but make sure the strap is on it before you pull the last horse out because the sander might tip back which might lead to crushing the shoot. i am able to load / un load it my self. i tried several other ways, but this was the easiest way by far, if you don't have a place ware you can use a hoist or have a machine, this is the way to go by far.
     
  19. hansons glc

    hansons glc Member
    from mn
    Messages: 91

    wow nice find. i would paint it to match the truck not yellow but that is me.
    i wish i could find some thing like that to fix. i haven't had snow for 3weeks. and every thing even the mowers are fixed up.
     
  20. Petr51488

    Petr51488 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Do you allways let that spreader sit on the tailgate? It looks like it will snap it in half.