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Drag Chain

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Cover Guy, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    How do you now when to change the drag chain in a v box spreader

    thanks
     
  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Take a close look at the links of the chain. If the pin holes look oblong and the pins look severely worn then it is time to change. If the chain has been run loose for sometime it may show wear on the bars where it run up against the chain shield. Seen bars cut off by rubbing the chain shield. If those area look good then just put the proper adjustment on the chain and get ready to load!
     
  3. Cover Guy

    Cover Guy Senior Member
    Messages: 224

    The chain doesn't show a lot of slop but seems to have a lot of rust build up on it I just bought the spreader trying to decide if it would be worth changing

    thanks
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Give it a good spraying with some ATF. Let it sit for a few days than run a bucket of sand through it.
     
  5. Pennings Garden

    Pennings Garden Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 242

    after every storm spray it down with Fluid, WD40 or diesel oil, it will extend the life of your whole spreader....