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Need pics of top screens

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Lynden-Jeff, Dec 23, 2007.

  1. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Hey,

    Looking for some pics of top screens for Snowex or Curtis tail gate spreaders, or any. Im looking to build one, possibly with a built in bag splitter and some examples would be great.

    Thanks
    Jeff
     
  2. wild bill

    wild bill PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,239

    take a look at boss's web site they have a picture of their's
     
  3. STRONGARM

    STRONGARM Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    hey jeff,

    why a screen for that spreader, are you loading it with bulk salt?

    i like the bag cutter idea, we always are looking for a knife
     
  4. mx495

    mx495 Member
    from MO
    Messages: 56

    I just use my teeth.


    I looked at the pic of the grate on the BOSS site, it seems those holes are too small. I had one like that once and it was a pain waiting for the salt to sift through.
     
  5. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Hey,

    Well seems like everywhere is sold out of bagged salt until the middle of January, HBS, Mikes, and I emptied out the salt depot in ancaster aka Riversides garden center. The stuff I got was crap, full of lumps so I figure the screen will help. Also looking for an 80lb vibrator kit for it, I think it will help it flow better. I always lose my knives, so the bag cutter should help!

    Merry Christmas
    Jeff
     
  6. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    So heres what I came up with. $20 of metal and $20 of paint and we have a salt screen!

    goodscreen.jpg
     
  7. AbsoluteH&L

    AbsoluteH&L Senior Member
    Messages: 573

    Where's the bag cutter?!!! Just kidding. It looks good to me. My Snoex 575 had a screen in it that looked just like that. But that is the only spreader I have ever used, so take it for what it's worth.
     
  8. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Yea I coulden't be bothered. Im going to tape a knife to a string and just attach it somewhere to the bed of the truck. That should do lol.

    Cheers
    Jeff
     
  9. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    FWIW I’ve got some real good screen at our local mine supply co. They have hardened mesh in all types of openings, and being hardened it should last forever!
    p/t
     
  10. plow/truck

    plow/truck Member
    Messages: 57

    or perhaps a hack saw blade mounted somewhere convenient . I seen it done for cutting twine.
    p/t

    Never mind, the bags you are talking about are probably hard to handle……
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2007
  11. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    Yea in the middle of the night a 100lb bag isnt as easy to whip across a blade as it sounds lol. A box cutter will do the job good.

    Thanks for the comments!

    Jeff