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Diamond/Meyer spreader HELP!

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by MSD HOMES LLC, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. MSD HOMES LLC

    MSD HOMES LLC Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I just bought this spreader and am having trouble getting the conveyor to run. I do not have the controller for it and manually start the motor and manually control the idle. I cannot get the conveyor to engage. I have freed the chain and can manually spin chain. Can I manually engage the conveyor or do I need to have the controller? Thanks were supposed to get snow tonight and need this thing running.
     
  2. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,098

    What kind of spreader? V-box ? Tailgate? If It's a v-box you need to get power to the clutch.
     
  3. MSD HOMES LLC

    MSD HOMES LLC Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Its a V box...motor runs strong...im going to buy a controller this week but i need to use it tonight....there is a wire going into the clutch...can i run that wire right to the battery? thanks for responding...
     
  4. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,098

    That should get it going. Let me know how you make out.
     
  5. MSD HOMES LLC

    MSD HOMES LLC Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    Quigleysiding...you are a life saver!!!!!!! Thank you so much for helping me out!!!! Its up and running now just waiting on the snow/ice....thanks again...
     
  6. quigleysiding

    quigleysiding PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,098

    Yeah We are waiting here also. Rain today.:mad: Good luck this season.