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fisher Speed Caster 2 Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ddb maine, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    The belt has a hard time moving wet/packed sand (conveyor seems to slide along the sand instead of breaking it up). I dont drive with it loaded, simply load, and sand. Im wondering ( I searched through and cant find any mention) if anyone has put together or heard of a belt with studs or anything minor just to breakup the sand a touch easier. It is possible that the belt I have is worn, if so would a new belt have more bite? appreciate your time.
     
  2. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    ah... a vibrator! anyone with a speed caster 2 mount a vibrator? I assume the lower on the hopper the better.
     
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I wouldn't think you need a vib with a 2 stage spreader. I know they use them on some v boxes but thats for salt/sand sticking in the box. I would also think when the sand hits the spinner it would break apart.
     
  4. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I see what your saying....the belt slips under the sand not pulling any out. All those belts I thought were smooth to begin with. Maybe try installing some small 1/4 inch self tappers in rows in the belt (if there is enough clearance.
     
  5. ddb maine

    ddb maine Senior Member
    Messages: 832

    Yeah along the lines of what i was thinking ideally A tread pattern molded onto the outside of the belt would be perfect and not potentially tear the belt, I have no idea how to make such a thing though. I'll have to check the cost of a 2nd belt vs vibrator.