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Added an inverted V to my Tornado, now what?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Ropinghorns, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Yes, the sand and salt don't feed like they did, but no more jamming up after a long haul with a fresh big load. What about a vabrator? eBay has them from $175 to $475. Will I need the most expensive one?
     
  2. deckboys

    deckboys Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    a 200lb vibrator will do just fine... local plow supply should be able to get you one for around 250-300
     
  3. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    I have a tornado and am guessing that placement will be important because it's double wall construction
     
  4. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    I made the mistake of placing the V against the front and back walls. This was too help me brace it. That is where it is piling up now. I may just cut the width of the V down on the ends and see if that will help. Do you ever have yours be hard to get going after a long haul with a big load of sand and salt mix? I used to have to restart it several times before it would take off.
     
  5. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    in my case i don't use sand , only salt...never have it bridge. when i made my V i left about 12-18" short on each end so it wouldn't bridge. maybe i can get a pic this morning
    steve
     
  6. Ropinghorns

    Ropinghorns Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    That would be great. I may have to re-brace it on the ends.