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Earth Way Spreader Problem

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Hambrick & Co., Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    I have a 50# cap. earthway walk behind spreader and the after several months of use the left tire fell off right in the middle of a job of course. Unfortinetly once the tires comes off the spinner shaft won't spin the disc. After fiddling with it for a while (the spreader) I realized that a cotter pin had fallen out which is located near the inside wheel well. Has anyone had this problem before? Other than replacing the cotter pin are there any lessons learned thay may work better to prevent this from happening again? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ironsales

    ironsales Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Hambrick I have an Earthway 2170 100lb capacity and have had this happen. Even though the hopper is poly the pins and bolts are still steel. You need to wash the spreader down after each use. I also carry a small plastic container, similar to a fishing tackle box, that I carry extra cotter pins, bolts, nuts, fuses, ect for quick fixes on the spreaders, snowblower, plow, ect. Take a look at the earthway website www.earthway.com at their manual for exact sizes of cotter pins to have with you. You should also have an extra what earthway calls the agitator pin. The pin that slides through the shaft at the bottom of the hopper. Earthway says to take it out for salt. I tried it once and it would not spread. Needed something in the bottom to move the salt. Nothing worse than being broke down at 2am because of a 10 cent part.
     
  3. ironsales

    ironsales Junior Member
    Messages: 28

    Hambrick I have an Earthway 2170 100lb capacity and have had this happen. Even though the hopper is poly the pins and bolts are still steel. You need to wash the spreader down after each use. I also carry a small plastic container, similar to a fishing tackle box, that I carry extra cotter pins, bolts, nuts, fuses, ect for quick fixes on the spreaders, snowblower, plow, ect. Take a look at the earthway website www.earthway.com at their manual for exact sizes of cotter pins to have with you. You should also have an extra what earthway calls the agitator pin. The pin that slides through the shaft at the bottom of the hopper. Earthway says to take it out for salt. I tried it once and it would not spread. Needed something in the bottom to move the salt. Nothing worse than being broke down at 2am because of a 10 cent part.
     
  4. Hambrick & Co.

    Hambrick & Co. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,350

    Thanks for the link found what I need right away 3/16th x 1'' Cotter pin. Thanks again.