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New Pro Flo 2

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by EIB, Sep 30, 2003.

  1. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Picked up my spreader Friday and I almost have it installed on my F350SD crew cab. The only thing I need to do is hook up the brake light. Does anybody know the color and location for the high mount stop light wire? Do they run the wire down the driver's side or pass. side?

    The instructions say to use the OEM tap for the high mount. Does any body know were that is?

    I have one more question. The Pro Flo 2 has a gate that is adjustable. What position is best for salt spreading. I'm using bag salt.

    Thanks Everett
     
  2. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    everett, there should be a orange wire inside of the loom for the harness runing to the trailer plug. Its usually within a foot of the trailer plug. Let me know if you dont find it. Jeff
     
  3. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    The orange wire is part of the spreader harness. I'm looking for the color of the high mount stop light wire for the truck harness.
     
  4. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    On the truck, just behind your 7-way trailer plug, there should be a orange wire that ends near the trailer plug in that harness (tag on it should say "chmsl")
     
  5. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Anyone know if GM do this same thing? I have a '02 Chevy 2500HD with trailer package.
     
  6. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Chevy does it also, cant remember the color of the wire though. You know how it is, found that wire so darn many times that i know exactly where it is when ive rolled under the truck, but cant remember as soon as i stand up. I have a chevy i the shop and will roll under it tomorrow and get back to you tomorrow night. Jeff
     
  7. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    everett, sorry, stephen got me thinking and you might be right that it isnt a orange wire on the fords, so i will roll under the ford that is parked next to the chevy and solve the whole darn thing. Sorry guys, maybe its the fumes from all the high performance plow fluid.
     
  8. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    LOL :D

    Not a problem. Please let me know what you find out. ;)
     
  9. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Jeff,

    I found the wire. It was a green wire, it was also marked CHMSL. It wasn't coming out of the same loom as the trailer wiring, but it was close. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.
    Everett
     
  10. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    EIB - You will have to use the trial and error method. There is a fine line for adjustment on this model. If you open it up to much, it will spill out when you are driving. If you have it, at say 1" open, it will come out rather slow. Mine is opened to 2"! I leave it there, and use the variable speed adj. for heavy and lighter applications. This has worked for me.

    Chuck B.
     
  11. Crash935

    Crash935 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    stephen, I thought the truck would still be there this morning but the dealer showed up after i left and took the truck so i didnt have anything to look at this morning for you. But after asking a few of the guys, its been decided that none of us can remember what color it is but we know its here. Its under there, should be close to the trailer plug, you may have to peel the harness open in a few places because the wire just ends, its not hooked up to anything. Jeff
     
  12. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    No big deal - I am thinking about letting my dealer install the whole unit anyway. I looked at the install sheet for the under-bed mount and it looks a bit complicated to me. Since I am very busy right now, and will become even more busy when leaves are falling, I think I will let my dealer do the installation. Thanks again for trying! :)
     
  13. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Snoworks,

    Do you use a vibrator on your spreader?

    Also what is better to use calcium chloride pellets or flakes?
     
  14. Snoworks

    Snoworks Senior Member
    Messages: 466

    I have never needed a vibrator to operate this unit. I have used bulk salt as well as bagged salt. I would think CCP or flakes would spread even easier than the rock salt.

    Chuck B.
     
  15. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    Actually I think others have posted this here, and I recall doing this once before as well; the flakes don't spread well because they are so small. They would fall out of the openings too fast to get good spread pattern if I recall correctly, and leak out while traveling between spreadings. If you need to use the calcium chloride, stick with pelletized for better results if you can get that form.
     
  16. SnowGodFather

    SnowGodFather Member
    Messages: 330

    Should hook to the harness right near your break light switch in the cab.

    It should be marked CHMSL also.