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Air Flow sander Chute removal?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by farmallkid48, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. farmallkid48

    farmallkid48 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    We're looking at a truck down near Boston, it has an 8' Air Flow sander on it, just wondering if you can, I bet you can, but how easy is it to remove the chute on this truck? we'd like to pull smaller trailers during the winter with it if the need comes up, I wouldn't be using the sander all the time anyways, once or twice a week maybe.... the sander looks to be hydraulic drive, and the chute does have some lights on it, which I can just put a plug inline...

    thanks for any help

    Johnny

    450 in mass front drivers pic.jpg

    450 in mass rear chute.jpg

    450 in mass rear sander motor.jpg
     
  2. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    From the pics it's a gas motor not hydraulic . The tanks on the side I'm not sure , maybe some sort of liquid ice feed setup.
    To remove the chute , remove the spinner drive chain . Then remove the 4 bolts that hold the chute on , 2 on each side . Have some way to hold it up before you remove the last bolt.
     
  3. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    that is a gas motor powering a hydro drive on that unit. that thing is set up like a cadilac with the saddle bags for pre-wetting the salt.

    The re-inforced body armor protecting the chute make it look really heavy to bolt/unbolt frequently. My ice-o-way has a swing away chute. It has a simple coupler on the driveshafter for the spinner and a latch to pin it on.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Looks like the conveyor gearbox is driven by the chain on the engine. I'm not seeing any hydro gear. Either way, looks like a nice setup that someone put alot of work into. If you are putting it in a tonner, and its a very small trailer, modify that bumper setup to put a hitch on it.
     
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    yea I was thinking that chain was driving a hyd motor below but it appears to just be a gear case for the chain drive.
     
  6. farmallkid48

    farmallkid48 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    ok, now that i looked at it a bit longer I do see that as a gear box not a hydro pump... we're looking to pull a 14' trailer, maybe a smaller 2200lb tractor around, so not really a small trailer, summer time we'll be pulling a 10k+ trailer... thanks for the info, I'v got a tractor I can put the forks under the chute to help me a little bit...

    Thanks again for the help, hopefully all goes well and we get the truck

    Johnny
     
  7. ticki2

    ticki2 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 175

    I think you'll find that chete protecter is attached to the truck ,not the chute , you could leave it off . Someone added that. The chute isn't that heavy just cumbersome.. Don't forget to diconnect the lights , they're also add ons. I'm just on the other side of the notch from you.
     
  8. farmallkid48

    farmallkid48 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    yeah, i'v only moved a fisher stainless sander and noticed the chute wasn't too heavy... I know about the lights, i'll just put some type of plug/connecter in there

    you in Lincoln/Woodstock?

    Johnny