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Henderson Chief spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by csalvi, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. csalvi

    csalvi Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 9

    hey guys just getting back into the loop for the winter season and was thinking about buying a used henderson chief SS spreader, not sure of the year/ model. Obviously hoppers in good condition but motor, chute, and conveyor are just about junk. Since its a close friend selling it, i can get it for 200 bucks but i know im gunna throw some cash into it to get it running. Does anyone know any henderson Chief parts dealers in MA? i cant find anything online. Thanks guys -chris
     
  2. vinnys

    vinnys Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Buy it FAST!!!! Even if you put 1K into it you are still way ahead. Been using one for six years now with on prob. Henderson has a parts place upstate NY. I have a # just have to find it. Make sure it is SS and it has the incab controler. Cant go wrong with Henderson.
     
  3. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I can hook you up w/ any needs you may have. I'll try to remember to e-mail you a parts manual in the morning. I keep a large supply of parts for the FSP spreader.
     
  4. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Does it have an 8, 8.5 or 10hp Briggs on it? That will date it if there is no tag.
     
  5. csalvi

    csalvi Junior Member
    from Boston
    Messages: 9

    8.5. i know its worth it for 200 but i gotta make sure i get those commerical accounts before i buy it! i think its an 8 footer though shouldn't be a problem with my 6.5 ft ford bed right?
     
  6. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    going to put a lot of weight behind the rear axle as the load moves back. Not something I would recommend if someone stopped into my shop. Unit weighs approx 700# with most of it on the tail-end.
     
  7. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    if the 8.5 runs good keep it running that way. That hp engine is no longer available and has to be replaced w/ a 10hp Briggs IC that is larger and requires a bigger engine cover.