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Help with snowex sp8000

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by G-rott, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. G-rott

    G-rott Junior Member
    Messages: 19


    I bought a used snowex sp8000, no documentation, tech support is closed down for the holiday and I can't carry salt in the thing, It just pours through. What am I missing? Did parts get scavenged off this thing before I got it or what?

    I was going to get this weekends salt picked up today but I don't want to loose the whole load while I'm driving around.


    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    there should be a baffold plate covering the auger to keep it from spilling , buti know alot of guys that remove them so they get a better flow, you are talking about rock salt right? bulk- ? many bagged products are so fine that they will easily flow out on there own
  3. G-rott

    G-rott Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks Elire1,

    There is an angle over part of the auger, not the whole thing. It is bagged salt, Halite, and it's about as coarse as I could find in a bag. I'll check on bulk for "texture". I just got it wired up so I wanted to check it out before putting a ton of salt in it.

    Thanks again for the quick response. If anyone has a manual they can scan it would be a huge help. I don't know if the baffle is complete or not.

  4. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    your looking at the inverted V under that there should be 2 baffles. there should be 3 1/4 inch bolt holes about 2-3 inches above the auger
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    You probably have a sand baffle in place. To use it with dry bagged material just shove a plug up the chute until you need it.
  6. G-rott

    G-rott Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    Thanks guys,

    The saga continues...stripped spinner gear and two broken bolts on spinner shaft. Any parts source for the gears, brass or otherwise. Also a scan of the manual would be a great help.

    What's up with the gear lube "paste" in this thing...Its thick at 40 deg. I bet it turns to a solid at 10 below.

    Thanks for any help.