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Bought A Salter

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by EaTmYtAiLpIpEs, Feb 21, 2010.

  1. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    Well I was on craigslist and found this. It is a Buyers SUV Spreader. It is a smaller unit but will work for what I need it for. I paid $150 for it. Guy needed cash bad. The thing is practically new.
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  2. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I don't know how you guys find stuff so cheap.
     
  3. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,033

    nice, does it come with a cover, hook up looks prety eaisy
     
  4. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    It'll be making you money in no time....one suggestion...I'd put a gate on the bottom so you can drive with it loaded...jmo though...I know your pretty handy so it wouldn't be too hard...I have a couple of these on the resi trucks...they work good (they have the gate on them)..
     
  5. ajslands

    ajslands 2000 Club Member
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    idk why but on my contractors the motor is inside the bin part and not on the bottom, but that motor is not coverd up so dont hit any snow piles, if you drive with it loaded; when you drive the salt gets packed down and sometimes wont spread, then just give it a good kick and it should work
     
  6. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
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    How do I put a gate on it???
     
  7. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    yep cover is on the mower deck right on the side of it.
     
  8. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    What are you doing salting things??? Isnt that too much work, now you gotta get out of the truck to fill it!
     
  9. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    I've got a pic on here someplace...it covers the bottom of the spreader opening...just sliding....I'll find it and post it on here for ya...

    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=71476&highlight=salter (not a good pic but you get the idea)
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2010
  10. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ehhh it makes me more money im not gonna complain.
     
  11. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    ya I will have to do the same. I was wondering about that clogging and stuff. And I didnt see anything to stop it from comming out when you shut it off
     
  12. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    Like the other guys said just give er a kick when she's a little packed down...mine don't have the v piece in the hopper....

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    Heres a pic of what I was talking about...you should be able to just drill the holes to match a sliding gate....it'll save you time trust me...
     
  13. EaTmYtAiLpIpEs

    EaTmYtAiLpIpEs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,607

    cool humvee I will have to check that out tomarrow might be to fab something up. other than that how is the salter overall? any complaints?
     
  14. Humvee27

    Humvee27 Senior Member
    Messages: 361

    No complaints whatsoever...of course I fried the motor on one of them....I just went to the local motor shop and they hooked me up with a 12v motor...haven't had any issues since them...I sealed everything with liquid tape though....and I placed a 18" by 24" piece of plastic on the truck side of the salter...keeps the salt off the truck...it's the grey plastic in the background..I also ran the wires up through the tube to the top so that the wires weren't in the salt all the time.
     
  15. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    I have the bigger version of that and i get salt bridging ALL the time, but that's because i'm using straight salt with the dust crap in it which it is not designed to be used with, so i have to get out and give er' a kick every little while. Otherwise for the money i paid for mine used i couldn't beat, paid for itself several times already!
     
  16. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,734

    Salting has good money in it. So easy and fast and usually quite a bit more income then one would have if they only plowed.
     
  17. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
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    hey LJ one of our accounts gave us one of those since we were doing the salting there now and i gotta admit that lil thing may be small but it saved our butts alot of times...im not a big fan of buyers at all (very bad luck with em) but as along as u dont back in to any snow banks and keep up with the maintence ur fine good buy
     
  18. fisher guy

    fisher guy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,068

    oh quick tip if it bridges up boss man just slams on the brakes a time or 2 and its good
     
  19. Lux Lawn

    Lux Lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,137

    That thing does look brand new.....You Crook.
    Looks like you just need a screen to keep the clumps from reaching the bottom. A guy I know used pieces of a shopping cart to make a screen.
     
  20. UpstateDzlGuy

    UpstateDzlGuy Senior Member
    Messages: 121

    Nice find! Chris