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HiWay Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Outdoor, Feb 4, 2003.

  1. Outdoor

    Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    We have 2 new stainless steel Hiway spreaders, Model MP. When spreading they both spread heavy on the right side and not real even?? they are no adjustments, can ith be fixed with a different spinner?? we also have 3 swenson spreaders and they work perfect. Thanks
     
  2. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Outdoor we have 1.8yd. SS MP and it only has 1.5 hours on it and it spreads fine as far as eveness is concerned. Have you made sure everything is lined up correctly with the spinner? I say that since we had a warren sander that threw to one side and it turned out the spinner itself was slightly out of alignment, but it was hard to tell just by looking at up close. Just something to check?
     
  3. Outdoor

    Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    thanks JD Plower,

    I will look at the spinners to see if we can move them, and run some test.
     
  4. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    Are there any flaps that can be adjusted?
     
  5. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Most V boxes have adjustable flaps INSIDE the chute as well as on the outside. The flaps on the inside control how much material hits each side of the spinner.

    ~Chuck
     
  6. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    That's interesting, Chuck, I've never seen it. (Or perhaps never looked for it)

    If this is your case outdoor, then you need to adjust the flow so the material hits the spinner as close to center as possible. This will give you an even pattern. If your spinner rotates clockwise, (most do) adjusting the material to front of center will give a mostly right pattern, behind the spinner a mostly left.
     
  7. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    Pelican, I know both Western and Air Flo V boxes have the internal flaps. IMO it is mainly so you can drive in the curbside lane, and spread most of your material to the left of the truck if you do roads.

    ~Chuck
     
  8. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I don't think my Torwell had them, it only had external flaps at the spinner to deflect the material after the fact. Adjusting the materials position on the spinner is a much better way to do it, you get a more even spread.
     
  9. Chuck Smith

    Chuck Smith 2000 Club Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,317

    After viewing the brochure here:

    http://www.highwayequipment.com/PDF/MPbrochure.pdf

    It is clear that there are no internal flaps on this spreader. :(

    Very short chute too, IMO.

    I'd give Hi Way a call about the uneven spreading and see what they say.

    ~Chuck
     
  10. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    If you look at the picture Chuck Smith posted about the MP model, it has adjustments. I bought one this year, and it works great.

    If you don't have the deflectors, you got shorted.

    If the dealer you bought your spreader from can't assist you, Call HiWay their tech support people are very friendly and work to assist you fast.

    BTW: Which one did you get?

    I got the Honda 11hp with mine.

    Rick
     
  11. Outdoor

    Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    hey guys!

    thanks for the replys, the model mp does not have internal deflectors. (the swensons we run do) the external deflectors to nothing to control the amount of product falling off the spinner.
    I believe I will call Highway

    yes Rooster both of our MPs are Hondas
     
  12. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    On my HiWay, there is a gate that you can raise or lower to help regulate the flow of material.

    Rick
     
  13. Outdoor

    Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Rooster,

    Yes, we use that the meter the amount of product coming ot of hopper, for different applications or unloading. But it doesn't control where your product hit the spinner.

    You say on your mp you have a even pattern?
     
  14. Outdoor

    Outdoor Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    just got off phone with Hiway, they were very helpfull. They said they have had a few problems with that. It can be fixed with some spacers. the spacers allow the spinner to be closer to the hopper, resulting more product will fall in center of spinner. They are sending me spacers today.
     
  15. Aspen Snow

    Aspen Snow Senior Member
    Messages: 148

    The regular Model P and Super P have internal baffle to adjust the spread pattern. The MP does not.
     
  16. BIGCUBES427

    BIGCUBES427 Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    OUTDOOR, UNBOLT THE THE SPINNER SHAFT BEARINGS, THEN GO TO YOUR HI-WAY DEALER AND GET HIWAY PART NUMBER 29919. YOU'LL NEED FOUR OF THESE, ONE FOR EA BOLT. PUT THE ROLLER BETWEEN THE BEARING AND THE SPINNER HOUSING. THI WIL PUT THE SPINNER SHFT IN A MORE DIRECT PATH OF THE DROPPING MATERIAL. THIS SHOULD END YOUR HEAVY DROP TO THE RIGHT. LET ME KNOW. BIGCUBES427
     
  17. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    BC427 where in MA. are from? You wouldn't happen to work a JC Madigan would you? BTW Welcome to plowsite :waving: