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Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself to the Community' started by mpriester, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    western salt spreader model 1000, vibrator, wiring harness, spreader light, variable speed controller, hitch mount. everything works i just need to replace the bottom bearing. $900.00
     
  2. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Sounds like a very good deal to me.
     
  3. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    Thank You and what i think is really nice is he's letting me pay for while doing a little sub work instead of handing over $900.00 at once especially since funds are getting a little tight.
     
  4. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Have you priced out the cost for the bottom bearing, and factored in the labor of replacing it? If you have kept the total cost below $1100 or so I don't see how you can go wrong. On top of that he is even financing it for you! I think you will end up just fine in the deal.
     
  5. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    the bearing is $36.00, i do all my own work. i have the old one off and am picking up the new one to put on it this morning.
     
  6. Builder630

    Builder630 Member
    Messages: 64

    I just picked up a Snow Ex 1075 swing away with the controller and wiring harness for $250. Needed a bit of welding, but it was easy.... I lucked out..
     
  7. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    id say you lucked out. Good Deal. i changed my bearing and so far so good even running bulk salt.
     
  8. Builder630

    Builder630 Member
    Messages: 64

    Haven't tried bulk.... Have no vibrator in mine.
     
  9. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    the only problem i had is i can't run a full load with bulk as it clogs the auger so i dump 2 buckets at a time in which weighs about 120 lbs total and it runs fine and i'm smiling as the profit margin is much better.
     
  10. Builder630

    Builder630 Member
    Messages: 64

    New to plowing, have never bought bulk. Do they just fill the back of your truck?
     
  11. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i take my trailer and a big tarp and they dump 2 ton on the tarp and i use the other half of the tarp to cover it like a big salt taco then i load from the trailer into 2 big totes with lids in my truck, the totes hold 600 lb each and fill the spreader from there. it sounds like a lot of work but it only takes me 15 minutes to fill both totes. they'll load it in the bed of your truck if you want i just prefer to use my trailer.
     
  12. Builder630

    Builder630 Member
    Messages: 64

    Lol a big taco
     
  13. SharpBlades

    SharpBlades Senior Member
    Messages: 366

    Do you have much trouble with it freezing? Bulk would save me quite a bit
     
  14. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    it will freeze if its exposed, i use a shovel or a bar of some kind to break it loose if it freezes. it's a little work but at half the price or better compared to bagged i'll sweat a little. i have even thought of loading it in totes and storing it in a corner in my basement. i'm kinda new at this as well so i'm learning as i go.
     
  15. chevyman51

    chevyman51 Senior Member
    Messages: 537

    I run bulk on through my tailgate salter I bult a wood box on a skid and load it up with salt.
     
  16. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i got a call to salt a car lot and noticed that it wasn't throwing salt quite the way i thought it should (this was the first time i salted in the daylight with it) so after i got done and went home i opened the hopper and turned on the spreader and noticed the larger pieces were just bouncing around on the auger so i cleaned them out and turned it back on and saw the auger was turning the wrong direction. i took the motor cover off and it was definitely wired backwards, i reversed the wires per the wiring diagram and turned it back on to make sure it was right, dumped the salt in it that was not flowing and WOW what a difference, it threw salt a good 20 feet on high and didn't waste no time doing it, i think i'll be running it on the 4th light or so for speed.
     
  17. Builder630

    Builder630 Member
    Messages: 64

    I wonder if the previous owner had replaced the motor recently.
     
  18. mpriester

    mpriester Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    i called him and he said he did but one of his subs used it and must not have noticed it wasn't doing exactly what it should.