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Commercial Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by PGHplowguy, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Hi all,

    I know this is probably the wrong category for this, but this is the most traffic one and I need a quick answer.

    My chain on my 90 inch under tail gate spreader rusted up. My dumb fault. What size chain is it? Where is the fastest place to buy a new one. I'm having a tough time finding anyone who even sells them. Pepboys, advanced... do not carry them.

    Thanks for the help.
  2. creativedesigns

    creativedesigns PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,929

    Get the chain ordered from whatever brand your salter is made by. Or the dealer you bought it from!
  3. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Thats a great idea! Only problem is that it is the biggest rusty p.o.s. you have ever seen. There is no maker engraved in the metal and there is no paint on it. I bought it used, not from a dealer.

    I imagine all chains are the same size for most under tail gate spreaders. Hoping somebody who operates them has the answers. Thanks.
  4. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    You might want to post WHAT spreader you have. The more info you give, the better the reponse.
  5. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    If you don't even know what kind of spreader you have, how are we supposed to know. I doubt very much that all or even most spreaders use the same chain. Each brand most likely uses something different, so they can say the type they have is better that so and so. Your best bet is to take it off, then go to an industrial supply place and see if they can match it up with anything.
  6. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    sprockets sizes alone throw your theory to the wind man. Your best bet is to post up a pic and pray that someone will recognize it.
  7. plowguy43

    plowguy43 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,264

    Go to a motorcycle shop. They have plenty of different sized chain.
  8. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,031

    That is a good idea........
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2010
  9. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Go to a tractor supply store if you have them around you. If not go to a ag. dealer. Farm equipment have a ton of different chains on them.
  10. PGHplowguy

    PGHplowguy Senior Member
    Messages: 102

    Thanks for the help. Yes, I went to a motorcycle store, that was the answer.

    As for the few who stated it would be helpful to know the make/model... If you would have read before you posted you would have seen that there is no paint and no indication of that info.
  11. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    so was it #50 or #60 roller? Depending on the style of spreader it could of been #40 as well.