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Just Received Saltdogg 2000

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by sns250, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 87

    I received my Saltdogg 2000 spreader that I ordered from Angelo's. After reading the many post about the bad black controller I was surprised to see the block controller when I opened the box.

    Everything is hooked up and seems to be running correctly. I have not had any salt in it though. Is this a "new" version of the controller, or is it still plagued with problems?

    Thanks
     
  2. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    If I remember correctly, I think the new ones can be identified by having inline fuses on the wires by the box. The old black one's had internal weird style fuses in the box itself. I am lucky and have the white face analog controllers though.
     
  3. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 87

    Thanks for the Reply,

    I did read that on another thread, I believe I have the "newer" controller. It has 2 inline fuses that are between the controller box and the plug that goes to the harness.

    Have these boxes been confirmed to work properly? I can not find any information on them and when they made the switch to the inline fuse type block box.

    On another side note, is there a way to over ride the auger going full speed for the first few seconds every time you turn it on and off.

    Thanks again
     
  4. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Don't know about the supposedly "improved" Chinese black faced controllers but if you just leave the
    power on, then the motors won't cycle.
     
  5. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    No way of overwriting the full on at startup that I know of. I just leave the box on between jobs and turn the auger to 0. If it is a good drive to the next job, i turn the spinner down too. While at one particular big job, I just turn the vib off and the auger to zero to wait for passing cars etc.. Just remember, the auger control is your on/off button when on the job. Good luck!
    As I write this, I just thought you could put a inline switch on the auger feed in the harness that goes to the back to kill the feed, but the box would stay on.

    By the way, my buddy has your controller and has had no problems with it. So you should be good to go! (Fingers crossed)
     
  6. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Atleast you got a controller just got mine yesterday and no controller with it
     
  7. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    controller

    i just bought the same one in late oct at angelos, mine has the fues in line between the controller and the harness plug...he said it was the newer style....i have had 0 problems f4rom it.. have about 12 tons thru it...love the thing....thinking about the 4 yarder for next year...
     
  8. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 87

    Thanks everyone for the reply

    I hope that I will be able to try this thing out tonight, calling for an inch or so overnight.

    What is the reasoning for the full speed at the beginning? I do my fair share of lots so it not a big deal on them, but when I turn it on for driveways it is going to spread so far that it is going to be off either side for the first few seconds. Just seems kinda stupid that they would engineer something like that.

    I am glad to hear everyone likes it, I sure I am to once I get it figured out.

    Has anyone put Aux lighting on it with the brown wire? What are you using for a ground?

    Wideout...That is unbelievable that you didn't even get a controller. Sometimes you have to wonder about things like that.
     
  9. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    i put duel lights on the back, just run the ground to the truck bed.....
     
  10. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Its to get the material flowing. It packs while in transport and the motors need to have full voltage to get the max hp to start turning. That is why.
     
  11. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 87

    I guess I understand that, just not ideal for all applications.

    Just out of curiosity does the white face controller do the same thing at start up?
     
  12. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I definitely agree with ya! My controllers do the same thing. I think almost, if not all, spreader controllers do this.:confused:
     
  13. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

  14. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    Yes,my white faced controller does the same thing.As I already said though,if you don't want to waste salt and/or have a full start-on,just leave your power button on with all 3 functions dialed down or off--simple.
     
  15. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

  16. DistinctiveDave

    DistinctiveDave Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I noticed the same thing, always heavy on drivers side.
     
  17. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 87

    2 things,

    First, I got to use it for the first time this morning. Everything seems to work good. I actually logged on here to ask if there was an issue with it spreading heavy to the driver side cause that was the first thing I noticed...Anyone come up with a fix for this?

    Second, Do you see anything wrong with leaving the control box on between driveways and while plowing? That is what I am really worried about is on driveway applications. I typically plow the driveway, then salt it, then move to the next one. Does anyone turn the box on at the first stop, then leave the box on the rest of the run and just use the dials, or do you turn it of between jobs and just use the dials on the same job moving around?

    Thanks a lot!
     
  18. nms0219

    nms0219 Senior Member
    Messages: 445


    I kind of like the heavy spread to the drivers side since I plow alot of private roads. Kinda nice to do one pass and cover both sides. Not a problem leaving it on. Just turn the auger down to 0 and shut the vib off.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  19. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    eatonpaving,
    Lets some pics of the mods close up. Could you explain what you did? Thanks
     
  20. eatonpaving

    eatonpaving PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065