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Help!! What Kind of Spreader is this??

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Ryan's Snow Rem, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Ryan's Snow Rem

    Ryan's Snow Rem Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 47

    Hey guys-anybody out there real good on spreader history? I bought this machine for $75 unseen-just looking for some suggestions on what brand it is!! (figured it would probably help when i order parts!!

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  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Something that I doubt works!
     
  3. MDSP

    MDSP Member
    Messages: 91

    :laughing: :laughing: :laughing:
     
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I dont know what brand it is, but for 75 bucks and a little hard work that thing Will work again and he is going to make A LOT of money with it. Good Luck and keep us updated on how it turns out.
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Sorry, I can't help with the brand. But take your time, and you should be able to get it going. I would remove the belt/chain so you can isolate the engine from the spreader. Once you get that running, work on the rest of it. Make sure you can move the bed chain by hand before trying use the engine to move it.

    Drain the oil, replace with fresh. Same for the gas, and pull the carb and clean it out I would pull the spark plug and give it a healthy dose of Deep Creep. Do that a couple of times over the course of a day. Try pulling it over by hand in the afternoon. If it it pulls over nice and smooth, new plug and give it a try.
     
  6. Ryan's Snow Rem

    Ryan's Snow Rem Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 47

    By the way-it runs!
     
  7. Ryan's Snow Rem

    Ryan's Snow Rem Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 47

    Thanks for the advice-it has been sitting for 2 years-and it started and ran-just needs a tune up! I'm gonna work on the conveyor chain tomorrow
     
  8. Ryan's Snow Rem

    Ryan's Snow Rem Member
    from Montana
    Messages: 47

    Thanks! That's kind of what I thought as well. I'll get some more pics on here tomorrow or the next day
     
  9. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Best of luck with it!
     
  10. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    Maybe an older Flink v box? But can't say for sure. Does look familiar.
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Deep Creep might help with that too. All I use now is Fluid Film, or DC if I'm in a hurry.
     
  12. hitachiman 200

    hitachiman 200 Senior Member
    Messages: 262

    Looks identical to a western to me
     
  13. Kubota 8540

    Kubota 8540 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,952

    The westerns and flink were very similar, but if you look at the flow gate, notice what might possibly be original yellow paint?
     
  14. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Looks suspiciously like my Flinks.... other than the grill on the side of the hood. Neither of mine have that.
     
  15. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    the flow gate and the front sprocket adjustments look like a Hi_way. is it dual chain driven?
    EDIT...the vents cut into the shroud remind me of a henderson.. the tie downs (if they are original) don't look like Hi-Way
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2010
  16. plowguy23

    plowguy23 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    I know this thread is old, but that spreader looks like a Tarco Highlander..
     
  17. bub3020

    bub3020 Member
    from ma.
    Messages: 48

    air-flo? OR MAYBE A HI-WAY
     
  18. second income

    second income Member
    Messages: 82

    looks like a highway from then tabs welded to the body. I had a p-8 new in 1985 that looked very similiar
     
  19. Fourbycb

    Fourbycb Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    A HI Way from what I see
     
  20. trqjnky

    trqjnky Senior Member
    Messages: 620

    hi-way, i love mine. waaay more dependable than the new vboxes.