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buyers help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by haulerman, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. haulerman

    haulerman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Just picked up my first spreader today, and i need help !! picked it up real cheap and need some info from you fine gentelman. like model number- do i need a controler or can i run a on off switch-where to get parts. any help much apprecated.



  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    You should be able to run it off a switch with out any problems. The disadvantage is it will always be running on high speed. In 6 years of having my tailgate spreaders, I have never ran it on high. If your going to just run a switch, make sure you get a heavy 30 amp switch, and size the wire correctly.
  3. haulerman

    haulerman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    thanks for the help. never needed a tailgate spreader because i always had my son to push the old walk behind !!! but he thinks he wants to go on his own ( darn my luck but good for him) and this fat boy aint walking !!!!!!!!! lol
  4. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Those are great salters. And yes you can run just a switch or run a switch to a relay under the hood. Replacement motors are about 50 bucks in the off season get one you will need it that is the only thing that needs to be replaced.I have had that Meyer type for over 30 years and still runs strong but you have to sand blast them and repaint them every year if you going to keep it running or it will just rust away. Now it depends on how much salt you apply. Out of all my trucks I only have 1 controller to reduce the speed we try to put down as much as quick as possible. On the Meyers a full load it runs out in less than 5 min so I can run out of product in 20 min so have plenty of product to apply .

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  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    The model number is TGS01
  6. haulerman

    haulerman Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks for the input , been looking for awhile for a spreader and finally decided to bite the bullet and luckly i got this one for only 50 bucks so i didnt figure i could go to wrong with it. and by the way i love this site you guys give great advice and plenty of help !!!!!!!!!
  7. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    we had 4 of these and haulerman is right. The only thing that goes bad on them is the motors.
    Mill Supply sells parts they are located in cleveland oh. There website is Discountsnowplowparts.com
  8. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 848

    way to steal my quote and give credit to clark buddy! get your facts straight!!!!!!! I posted the v plows are for guys who don't know how to plow!!!!
  9. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Giving credit where credit is due :salute:
  10. csi.northcoast

    csi.northcoast Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    you can get used controllers on e-bay fairly cheap, make sure you electrical connections are well sealed from the salt/snow spray
  11. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 848

    Good Man! :drinkup:
  12. chunky

    chunky Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    u can buy the buyer controls from angelo's the switch will work but u can burn the motor up if u get a jam or just bring alot of fuses i would buy the controler