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New Polycaster 1.5yrd

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by vt properties, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    Installed over the weekend, I used it 2 days ago, we had a snow,ice,slush event. I put 1 yard in of sand. The spreader worked great. It bridged once though, but I expected it to, the sand was wet. A yard filled the hopper pretty good, you could fit a bit more in though. Also anyone purchasing one make sure you check every bolt. There was a lot of loose bolts on this unit. I believe someone else on another thread had the same experience. If you look closley at the rear spinner deflector you can see DD modified it a bit from last years model, I guess so it throws material more evenly. I cleaned it out with a hose this morning and fluid filmed it pretty good. Also greased the fittings with a grease gun. Anyone have any suggestions on how often to check the pintel chain tension, or other chains? Thanks.

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  2. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    I;m going to install these lights on th bumber I think, and the LED on the pro rack mount. The light on the spreded is controlled by a upperfitter switch in the cab.

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  3. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    Fluid film...my friend

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  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,752

    Looks like it's ready to rock!
     
  5. georgerk82

    georgerk82 Senior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 114

    Looks good I hope those Carquest lights work good I just bought two of them.
     
  6. MIDTOWNPC

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,452

    I really like the look of the new ones vs the old ones. The barn doors are alot nicer also.

    I have the same style crib infront of mine only I have planks ontop so that you dont have to reach so far into the bed to get stuff. I think Im going to add a rubber flap on the end of my bumpers this year also to keep the salt off.
     
  7. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Fluidfilm is your friend. I sell it by the case. Its the best stuff on earth!
     
  8. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Looks great. Does any of the sand hit your bumper?
     
  9. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    looks great i just got a price on a 1.5 was thinking about it . just curiouse what did you pay for that ?
     
  10. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    Good idea with the planks...I am going to buy a truck mudflap and put it under the spreader, seems like a good idea.
     
  11. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    yes mainly on the right side, so a mudflap is in order...
     
  12. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Very nice pics!! Can't wait to see more pic's as winter plays out.
     
  13. snowplowpro

    snowplowpro Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 901

    looks good like the spreader looks good .wesport:drinkup::sleeping:
     
  14. CT-TILEMAN

    CT-TILEMAN Member
    Messages: 61

    Did you bolt it down or just use the four tie-down straps ?

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  15. SIWEL

    SIWEL Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    I love having the extra space up in front of mine, I keep a little 2 stroke blower up there. Having the planks so you dont need to reach so far is a good idea, I will have to try that this year. Most everyone around me who has the poly sanders use 4 tie down straps to hold it in the truck.

    I love the looks of your truck VT the green and black look sharp.
     
  16. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    tie it down only with the wooden thing up front...
     
  17. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Nice, you have a plow on the truck too?
     
  18. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    Thats a great idea with the blower up front. Currently I have a ariens pro 28 which I keep onsite at a property, there is a lot of sidewalks and high walls, and no place to shovel the snow. Thanks for the comliment on the truck. I posted pics on a thread with the truck all clean, the tailgate is also lettered. Search 2009 F250 lettering or go to my statistics..
     
  19. vt properties

    vt properties Senior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 194

    yes I have a 8' fisher mm2..