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Bri-mar insert + Salter?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by PremierLand, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Does bri-mar offer an attachment to their inserts so It can spread salt like the ezdumpers and truckcrafts can? I only ask because I found a bri-mar insert that I want to buy, but I want to make sure I can buy a salter attachment for it. Or is their any other companys that make adapter kits to the bri-mars so it can salt? Thanks guys.
     
  2. jglandscaping

    jglandscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    You can adapt the truckcraft spreader to hook up to the brimar, it does take some fabricating but I believe in the Central Parts catalog it says you can or on the truckcraft website, but it can be done.
    James.
     
  3. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    The Downeasters hook right on no modifications needed. I have an EZ dumper with the downeaster works great.
    Good Luck
     
  4. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Right on, Thanks guys.


    I'm looking at the Downeaster one online right now, but it does have a price, how much did you pay for yours if you dont mind me asking?
     
  5. NEUSWEDE

    NEUSWEDE Senior Member
    Messages: 949

    I got mine used, but barely and I paid 1100
     
  6. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Bought both of my new $2,700.00 each. Worth every penny if not more. The newer units are all SS.
     
  7. Thebosssnowplow

    Thebosssnowplow Member
    from pa
    Messages: 51

    Dont waste ur time with the downeaster. Go for the truckcraft,1000 more but all ss and alumn. Look at there control box, hands down the best. I sell em for 3599.00 good luck
     
  8. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    well the brimar is only a few months old and is only $1500... thats why I was wondering...

    those truckcrafts are REAL nice though
     
  9. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    The Truckcraft unit is NICE LOOKING but is also the only electric tailgate replacement that has had nothing but problems with the GREAT control box.

    Hard to take unbasis feedback from someone selling a product. How about you give us some of your customers to talk to or maybe link them to this site and them tell us how great the controller is. $1,000.00 more for a unit that has a reputation for having contoller/electric wiring issues?? The Downeaster unit is all SS TOO so what you are telling us that for $1,000.00 you get a very complicated contoller/wiring that when is fails you are S.O.L. when the Downeaster will work with just a ON/OFF switch or for $250.00 you can get a speed controller for the spinner and should that fail you can just jump two wires and still be in operation. Also the Downeaster has a feedgate to controll material flow again not having to depend on the electronic of the contoler and wiring.

    The units that you sell do you also depend on them in your snow business or are you just a sales center?? What is your field experience??


    This is not ment to flame anyone just the simple facts, again if I went to buy your product are you really going to tell how grreat truckcraft dump insert are when I have seen them stuck in the rasied position in sub zero temps and having to have two or three guys climb up in the insert to get it to come down, (which I have personally seen done) while I have NEVER had that issue with my Downeaster insert or any other insert with a sisor lifting piston.

    Looking forward to some replies from actual users and not a saleman.
     
  10. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    4evergeen

    Thanks for posting, I never knew the TruckCrafts have had that problem. I guess maybe thats why I've only seen one around here and why most people have EzDumper Inserts. The brimar is only 1500, so for 2500 I could have the dump insert and the salt attachment :)
     
  11. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Mark,

    Where are you going to get a tailgate replacement spreader for $1,000.00???

    The Truckcraft spreader is $4,000.00 JUST FOR THE SPREADER. He was saying for $1,000.00 more then the downeaster at $2,800.00 not that is only cost $1,000.00 total.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2006
  12. Thebosssnowplow

    Thebosssnowplow Member
    from pa
    Messages: 51

    Truckcraft did have a problem 2002 prior with there unit. The old style control box was horrible. The new box is great and the spinner issue is fixed. It will now throw 50 ft +- . The new unit for 2007 will have dual auger and dicharge in the center. I get 3599 for these units for the tc 130. Ive used these units in the field and have sold over 20. Not one complaint, only the cost. 4000 for the body and 3600 for the spreader plus install. I can sell a new snow ex v box for 2999.
     
  13. Thebosssnowplow

    Thebosssnowplow Member
    from pa
    Messages: 51

    The dump insert is also power down with no sizzor lift. Tripple piston like a large tri axle.
     
  14. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Well this is the first I have heard of two things which I think are great for the unit.

    1- being the center discharge. I even have my Hydro undertail gate spreaded custom to center discharge and that is what the Downeaster is. Sothat seems like a great move.

    2-If they went to power down that would be due to all the issue with the load getting stuck up. I would love to hear more about the power down. That was the main thing that keep me from going with them as I mentioned I have experienced the stuck up insert witth 2/3 of the load sitting to the rear on the spreader.

    As for the addtional money I think anyone knows you are going to pay more for anything other than mild steel, but at over $8,000.00 with tax that is a hard to bite off. If I they were offering the product as you describe it now and I knew for sure the wiring/controller issues are resolved I think I would have came up with the extra cash as there are several local dealers in my area.

    I also did like the design of the clean out. Is it the only thing I wish the downeaster had but as you can see I think is well makes up for it.

    Thanks for the new info. Maybe you can get some pics of the new center discharge unit???
     
  15. Thebosssnowplow

    Thebosssnowplow Member
    from pa
    Messages: 51

    This unit is due in 2007. As soon as I get info, Ill pass it on.
     
  16. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams Member
    Messages: 40

    Are you a dealer for TruckCraft? As far as the "new unit" coming in 2007, just curious where you received this information? From the discussions we have had with TruckCraft, we have not heard about this (as far as a new unit that will have a dual auger and discharge in the center).

    Maybe you got your information mixed up?
     
  17. Thebosssnowplow

    Thebosssnowplow Member
    from pa
    Messages: 51

    Trust me, Its comming. I was at the factory 3 weeks ago and saw the product. I have a lot of friends at truckcraft.
     
  18. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552


    The two word that strike fear into most any man with any sense, "TRUST ME".

    I can find nothing in writting nor can my local truckcraft dealer comfirm any of the two upgrades mentioned. That being power up/down nor the the spreader design. Not saying it is not true just can not find any facts to support these statements.


    Sean,

    Nice seing the owner posting. Since this is the first time I have ever seen your signature posted I was just wondering????

    Where can I find this list showing ranking of industry forums that reported this one to be #1?? Furthermore, by what authority are the publishers of this list vested? SIMA maybe?? I am guessing there would be a list ranking some of the other industry forums and it woul dbe interesting information.

    Great to know this site is #1 at any rate.

    Thanks for all your hard work.

    Ron G.
     
  19. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams Member
    Messages: 40

    Just spoke to the people at TruckCraft.... there is no such "new unit" coming out in 2007. I think maybe you got your information mixed up. This is coming from the top of the top at TruckCraft. Didn't answer my question....are you a dealer?
     
  20. Sean Adams

    Sean Adams Member
    Messages: 40

    Ron,

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    To give you an idea of PlowSite compared to SIMA's site....

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