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Polycaster spread width

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by Khowie644, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Anyone found a way to get the spread width on their Polycaster under 12 ft.?
    I've tried every different combination of settings and can't get it to spread less then 12ft. or so.
     
  2. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Haven't used my new one yet,but I would think you would just slow down the spinner speed.That's what I do with my electric utg salter.
     
  3. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    I already run it on the lowest setting but it's still too fast
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016
  4. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Other than the spread issue,how do you like it? whats your standard or favorite go to settings?
     
  5. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Other than that and it spreads a little heavy to the right side I love it.
    I can't say I have a favorite setting as I'm constantly adjusting them
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Thanks,my utg sander spreads heavy to the left! Maybe have both trucks running together! Seems like the old gas engine driven procaster has/had one of the nicest spread patterns.
     
  7. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Yea gas engine spreaders do seem to have more adjustments for the spread pattern. I just got tired of having to start them.
     
  8. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    I think you have a problem. If this is a new unit I would get your dealer or Fisher tech support involved. My 5 year old Ice Chaser (Blizzard version of the Polycaster) will sprinkle salt just wider than the spinner at its lowest setting.
     
  9. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    It's about a year old now, has done it since I bought it.
    The manual says it will spread 5-40ft wide so somethings not set up right
     
  10. bliz&hinikerDLR

    bliz&hinikerDLR Senior Member
    Messages: 471

    That's why I say get with Fisher on it. Confirm correct wiring, test with another controller, test with another module.
     
  11. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    yeah i'll have to take it up after this season, I can't afford to lose it for a week to the dealer right now.
     
  12. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    What's your gate set at out back?

    I've had issues in the past with my controller, there was a dead spot in the rheostat where it didn't seem like it was toning it down, then you hit a certain spot and it goes down to nothing. Warranty is obviously the best route here, but I have a new controller on the shelf that I can sell you if you need it. Where in Maine are you?
     
  13. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    I have it on the second or third setting most of the time then I have one big lot I run it a couple notches more so I can go fast at wide open.
    Yeah that's my thinking is its not going down enough on the controller side of it. I'm going to try and get the warranty work out of it before I start throwing money at it right now, maybe I can try a friends controller see if it fixes it.
     
  14. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    Not sure where you're at, but if you're near Messer they're pretty good about taking a controller out to the parking lot to see if it corrects the issue, if it does they'll exchange it with just proof of purchase....might even do it off your say so if you can try your friends controller.
     
  15. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    I'm on the downeast coast, my dealer isn't so friendly.
    Asked if I could borrow a controller real quick, no such luck. I was able to get an appointment tomorrow by shear luck though so hopefully it'll get fixed tomorrow.
    The rheostat that tells it how much current to send is in the controller right?
    Not a module issue?
     
  16. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    Exactly, it's in the controller, left hand side.
     
  17. Khowie644

    Khowie644 Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 93

    Awesome thanks
    Hopefully get this squared away in a hurry.
     
  18. RepoMan207

    RepoMan207 PlowSite Fanatic
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,038

    No doubt, nothing worse than new equipment not working properly, especially considering the coin we lay out for them these days. Good luck with it.