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Converting Gas 5 Yard Spreader to Hydraulic

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Grassman09, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Anyone ever do this? Is it worth it?

    I need a motor for the spinner. But how and or what type of motor or gear drive do I use to run the drag chain?
  2. FourDiamond

    FourDiamond Senior Member
    Messages: 128

    If you have the spreader the cost to convert it is cheaper than buying a new one. It usually involves some metal fabrication, but it can been done. We're in the process of converting a hydraulic spreader to electric. The best way to get the part numbers you need is to google the parts list for a Buyers tailgate spreader (hydraulic version). The list will give you the part numbers for the spinner motor and the auger motor. Hope this helps.