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Pathfinder dump insert with spreader.Help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Bolts Indus., Jan 30, 2004.

  1. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    Pathfinder dump insert with spreader. Need info. Comments both negative and positive please.
     
  2. KUJAWA RSK

    KUJAWA RSK Member
    from PA
    Messages: 63

    THEY ARE GOOD BUT EZ-DUMPER MAKES ONE
    I HAVE A EZ-DUMPER IT WORKS GOOD IT IS ABOUT 1,500.
    GO ON WWW.EZ-DUMPER.COM I USE IT FOR LANDSCAPING &
    SALTING.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2004
  3. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Did you get their unit??

    I wish I had something good to tell you about my experience but it had been a mess.

    The unit they delivered me came missing parts and damaged. After several calls to Fred Horn the owner, I was promised a replacement that never came, I was promised missing parts, they never came. I than loaded the dumper with about 1 1/2 yard to dirt and the unit would not raise at all. After shoveling out about 2/3 still would not lift. Had to have three guys stand on the tailgate to get the dumper to raise. When I asked Fred about is he gave me a story about how the unit was only rated for 4300lbs of lift and if I expected it to lift more than that I need to load to the rear 60% of the dumper. That would put the load well rear of the rear axle. Why would I do that?

    Finally, I demanded the unit to be picked and my money refunded. That is were I stand now. I have decided to replace the unit with a Downeaster unit and a downeaster tailgate spreader.

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. Bolts Indus.

    Bolts Indus. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,176

    No I went with TruckCraft all aluminum insert dumper. A lot more money but you get what you pay for. Am pleased with it and have become their dealer for my area.
     
  5. 4evergreenlawns

    4evergreenlawns Senior Member
    Messages: 552

    Well you are right about getting what you pay for, sometimes when you think it is wprth risking it you win some and you lose some.

    I also upgrade one of my plows to a 810 this season and added a second 810 to my 05 F-350. Again pay some more but get better equipment that gets the job done fast and easier is waht improves the margins.
     
  6. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 670

    I have both the 810 and the TrckCraft and swear by both.