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Meyers/Diamond Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brad3403, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I've got a 4yd Meyers/Diamond Spreader. I'm having a problem with the conveyor moving when I first turn it on. Quite often, I have to turn it on, off, on ,off, multiple times quickly to get the conveyor to keep moving (usually moves an inch or two each time before it keeps going). Has anyone else experienced this and found a fix? Not sure if something just needs an adjustment or just the nature of the beast.
     
  2. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    is it belt driven . i have an old meyer that has a belt from motor to gearbox maybe its loose.
     
  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    Yes, it is belt driven. I will try tightening up the belt. I thought maybe it was freezing up or something. Eventually it does start to move but takes alot of turning on/off.
     
  4. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    are you confident the clutch is in good condition..even though i heard mine engage is was "weak" and wouldn't always move the conveyor
    steve
     
  5. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i usualy have to open the hopper gate all the way and work the spinner back and forth which moves the drag chain
    until it loosen up. on my vbox only way to tighten the belt is by moving the motor. i would rather have the belt slip[
    than break something because its jammed
     
  6. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 391

    I tightened up the belt by moving the motor and that seems to have done the trick.
     
  7. CARDOCTOR

    CARDOCTOR PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,310

    i leave mine alittle loose rather have the belt slip than break the drag chain
     
  8. tc21

    tc21 Member
    Messages: 47

    I had the same problem on a two yard sander. If I put more than a half yard in it the drag chain wouldn't move. Tightend up the belt and that did the trick. For $28.00 I went out and got a new belt ,after I got out of the jam, and what a diffrence. The old belt was a 48 inch belt and now is a 51. Saved the junk ome for a back up.