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electric sander

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mike custom, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. mike custom

    mike custom Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Im looking into getting a buyers saltdogg 1.8 yard stainless sander thats electric. Ive never used an electric sander, so what are it's up and downsides? I would think that its pretty simple to just change an electric motor as opposed to doing any sort of intricate maintenance on a gas motor? are they powerful enough? thanks for the input guys!
  2. Westhardt Corp.

    Westhardt Corp. Senior Member
    Messages: 845

    Electrics offer the control of a hydro, but not quite the ultimate power. In trade, you don't need that pesky several thousand dollar central hydraulic system. :D

    IMO they are the shape of things to come, although I tend to favor the newr auger designs over the old chain conveyor (which the unit you mentioned is), as it seems to be a little less maintenance intensive and also does not deposit hardly any material in the front of the unit as conveyor fees often do. (not a huge deal, but worth mentioning) I also think that augers offer a significant mechanical advantage and ease the burden on the feed motor.

    Only thing I would advise is to look into the 2 yard poly unit over the 1.8 stainless.

    Good luck!
  3. gamberbull13

    gamberbull13 Senior Member
    Messages: 125

    I have the two yard poly and have been really happy with it. powerwise its pretty good, ive seen better but i can throw atleast forty fifty feet and thats about as wide as i can see in the mirrors anyway