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Hopper conveyor broke

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by datank450, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    I've got a two ton load on a conver that just broke today. Any ideas on how to link the conveyor back up to get the load off. It is a buyers v hopper, runs great, clutch works, the conveyor chain broke right after I put a 2 ton load of salt. I probably used only 500lbs before it broke, so it's basically full. Any ideas would be greatly appriciated.
  2. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,104

    Unless it's on a dump box, or the link is exposed....start shoveling!

  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    Yep start shoveling, nothing else you can do unless you have a super sized shop vac.
  4. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Screw that shoveling. Turn the vibrator and spinner on and go to the car wash. For 10-15 bucks you can power wash it out in about 20 minutes. Been there done that.
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,027

    Power wash 2 yards of salt out at a car wash?!
    That's an A hole move!
  6. juspayme

    juspayme Senior Member
    Messages: 116

    Tough n up and start shoveling ,
  7. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,389

    be sure use the rust inhibitor......LOL.
  8. JustJeff

    JustJeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    You don't know what you're talking about. I did it and then when I was done I used the blade to push it all over his parking lot. I know the owner and he called and thanked me.
  9. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    That's funny!! $15 AINT gonna wash 2ton of salt out of anything. At $130 a ton, I'd be stupid to waste a load of salt.
  10. datank450

    datank450 Senior Member
    Messages: 138

    I got it all dug out. It took about 30 minutes to get everything dug out. Fortunately it warmed up that day cause I think it helped the salt thaw out. The rocked up salt was the culprit and I just put the link back together. It seemed like the chain was stretched out a bit so I adjusted the sprocket bearing to the longest setting. I may have to take a link out, possibly buy a new belt and have it on stock for back up.