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Pics of the new downeaster sander

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by MJM Landscaping, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Just a few pics, went with the 2.5-3 yd, dual electric model. Gotta say so far electric is the way to go. I drove to the place set on buying their self contained hydraulic unit powered by a gas engine, but after looking at it way to many parts. You basically have a gas engine still and a whole hydraulic unit to maintain. I was going to simplicity and low maintenance.

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  2. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    you have to put a drop down shield on your truck and relocate the taillights to the sander. Your truck is getting painted with sand.
     
  3. SnowPro93

    SnowPro93 Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    Actually or extend the shoot...sorry still early for me to be making logical suggestions without noticing the obvious first haha
     
  4. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Well I buy my sanders with the short chutes. Whats the first thing you are gonna hit with a long chute. I've seen a couple brand new ones around after one frozen snow back they are mangled. I had a rubber piece on my last one that pretty much stopped it all, I just gotta find another one.
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  5. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    nice setup. how does the truck hold the weight when shes full?
     
  6. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    It carries it really good I had it rounded over last week and I was really impressed. I am definetly sold on all electric sanders.
     
  7. thesnowman269

    thesnowman269 Senior Member
    Messages: 954

    looks good how bout some pics of that lifted super duty??
     
  8. mike psd

    mike psd PlowSite.com Addict
    from pa
    Messages: 1,028

    dude you have some nicest equipment around love seeing your trucks and tractors :D hope your ready for the weekend
     
  9. bacwudzme

    bacwudzme Senior Member
    Messages: 647

    Nice unit! did you go to Topsham to get it?
     
  10. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Ya I drove to topsham not that far of a drive. It was worth it, I went with the optional second motor with the adjustable spinner. I can spread from 8 feet wide to prolly 35 with the spin of the dial.
     
  11. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Looks good man!


    I need a bulk spreader!
     
  12. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    MJM where in Maine are you?..... I have some epdm 60 that you could have... I'm in Auburn
     
  13. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    Mick76: I am located in Gorham right outside of Portland. What is epdm 60?
     
  14. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That spreader looks really good. If you don't mind me asking what did it cost?
     
  15. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    rubber roofing... I've got a pc under my sander to keep the sand from accumlating around my bumper area... got a extra 18" by 50 ' pc left over from a job you could glue together... wouldn't cost you anything but gas to come up here... let me know
     
  16. MJM Landscaping

    MJM Landscaping Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 259

    JD Dave: It was right around $5000. I opted for the second motor which added $600.

    Mick76: Ya I might take you up on that offer. I actually was gonna used rolled roofing for my salt shed. My old sander my buddy had a piece of conveyer belt off a grinder, that worked mint.
     
  17. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,046

    That sounds pretty good. I'd much rather have stainless then a plastic spreader.
     
  18. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Very nice sander. I've bean seing alot of Salt Dogs around, it's realy good that you suported the local economy.
     
  19. sno commander

    sno commander PlowSite.com Addict
    from ct
    Messages: 1,061

    thats a pretty good deal. i think my next spreader will be electric, one less motor to keep running
     
  20. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,819

    Did you get any action pic's of the trucks and or the spreader over the last couple seasons? Lets see em'!