1. Welcome to PlowSite. Notice a fresh look and new features? It’s now easier to share photos and videos, find popular topics fast, and enjoy expanded user profiles. If you have any questions, click HELP at the top or bottom of any page, or send an email to help@plowsite.com. We welcome your feedback.

    Dismiss Notice

anybody ever see a salter like this

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by amcolandscaping, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. amcolandscaping

    amcolandscaping Member
    Messages: 31

  2. ameyerman

    ameyerman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    that is a pretty cool idea. would could build that with any speader parts.
     
  3. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I have 6 of them, they are the Buyers version of the Meyers model 36000. It has a 600lb capacity hopper. The motor is about $200.00 and needs to be replaced about every 3 years. Make sure you use lots of never seize when you put it together with the new motor and that way it will be easier to take apart next time you have to replace the motor. The spinner/auger assembly rarely needs replacement, but it is about $150 for the setup. Esentially you amortise the cost of the $200 motor over three years and the spreader will cost you about $65 per year to use (after you put the initial new motor and auger/spinner assembly into it to get it back up to factory specs). They are very dependable and will pretty much last forever. The motors need replacement every three years because they are out in the open and are upside down so the weather and salt eventually get "sucked into" the motors.

    Hope that helps...
     
  4. ameyerman

    ameyerman Senior Member
    Messages: 118

    question, do you run it with a contraler or just run it at full power all the time? meaning run power from bat. to salt motor, then just use a toggle to turn on and off?
     
  5. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I run every one of the off a toggle switch. The controllers just don't seem to be worth it in my opinion, if you want a small amount just "bump" the toggle switch. If you need a large amount of salt just toggle it to on...