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Ideas for New Lid

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by FLS 9602, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. FLS 9602

    FLS 9602 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Well yesterday while I stopped into Target, some piece of trash stole the lid off my new Snow Ex 1075. Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions on its replacement? I know the new new is available for about $200.00, but I was curious if someone has made their own or if it is really needed at all. I just don't want to buy another and lose it too.
  2. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    id consider 2 peaces of ply would with hinges , flip open cover. granted its not going to be as "water proff" as the stock molded cover, but it would keep a good majority of the water out. paint it black and use a rubber spray can of truck bed linner ,shouldlook pretty good. altho id bet your going to spend 50 bucks to get it done.
  3. dforbes

    dforbes Senior Member
    Messages: 247

    I do think one is needed. your salt will be wet and stick to the sides, durring a long storm it will effect the way the spreader works. I made one one time for an old buyers spreader. one of the old orange square ones. I use plexeglass and piano hinge to fasten it and bunjees to hold it tight. It worked pretty good. I am not familiar with your spreader so I dont know if this would be cost effective on it. I did run across a website yesterday that had buyers spreader tops cheap. I will try and find it again and see if they have one to fit your spreader.

  4. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    I read awhile back a fellow lost his and it was about 400 for a replacement...following this post I now use a cable lock when not in use I wish you luck in fabbing up a new one... sorry to hear about the news
  5. billet-boy

    billet-boy Member
    Messages: 97

    I would get a new one then do the cable lock, anything you manufacture won't look as good.
  6. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge Senior Member
    Messages: 237

    Stainless lid

    Made several for my buyers units outta stainless , they just slip down an over the top of the spreader . They have alittle weight to them so they dont fly off!! Time an material i might have 100 bucks in them.
  7. JR Snow Removal

    JR Snow Removal Senior Member
    Messages: 390

  8. dlcs

    dlcs 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,142

    My buddy had a heating and cooling company make a lid for his out of galvanized sheet metal.
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,105

    Hey does target use video surv of their parking lot? Then again your time might be worth the $200 bucks and a $5 cable lock.
  10. FLS 9602

    FLS 9602 Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Thanks for all the ideas, I ordered one today from CPW although it is on backorder as usual with Snow Ex parts. Anyway, $178.00 and a cable lock should help in the future, I hope the dude that stole it has someone swing open the spreader with salt in and bend the bed and brackets. Loser.....
  11. Diesel Nick

    Diesel Nick Member
    Messages: 31

    I have a 575 and never thought about someone taking it. How would you hook a cable lock up to it?
  12. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    I drilled 3 holes front back and lid and secured an eyebolt in each hole. I also used some large fender washers so the bolts couldn't be pulled through, then ran the cable through all 3 ...simple and doesn't look too bad....I would also dab a spot of paint that you could readily identify if you saw another on the road in your travels...keep your eyes out for an old crappy spreader with a new lid...and then return the favour plus a reminder (of whatever methods)that you know it was him that ripped you off!!!
  13. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    Another thought that you could utilize a simple (stainless)hinge lock with a padlock ...alot more simple and functional looking and cleaner looking...in retrospect this is the idea I should have gone with...its visable and makes a visual deterrent
  14. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,037