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Polyurethane Spinner?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by nben, Feb 24, 2003.

  1. nben

    nben Senior Member
    Messages: 101

    I did a quick search but didn't find anything. Anyone using polyurethane spinners on their v-boxes? The spinner on our oldest Downeaster is in need of replacement and was thinking about giving one a try. I see that they are available in different vain configurations. Pros, cons? How long do they last? Our metal spinners seem to last about a season, maybe a season and a half. Thanks in advance for the Info.

    Nate
     
  2. GeoffD

    GeoffD PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 2,266

    Well worth the extra money. Better spread pattern and longer life. Head right up to HP Fairfield and they will set you up.

    Geoff
     
  3. Pelican

    Pelican 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,075

    I replaced the steel on my Torwell with poly, 6 years later it's still there. I think the more vanes, the more consistent the dispersement of material. The only con I think there is would be up front cost.
     
  4. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Came standard on my Fisher ProCaster. Works great.
     
  5. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Mick been a good year for your sander.:)
     
  6. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    You bet. I got it last year and at the end of the season I was really discouraged but not quite ready to give up on it. Now this year has been a different storypayup . Now I'm in negotiations for a good sized office lot for next year and it'll see even more use:) . My advise to anybody if you're wanting to expand is: Before going after more plowing - add sanding. More money in sanding and you can get the more lucrative accounts if you can offer sanding (or salting).
     
  7. BRL

    BRL PlowSite.com - Veteran
    Messages: 1,277

    I just got 2 new Urethane spinners this week to replace the ones on my spreaders. Can't wait to try them out. Although, I may only barely get one of them changed before the next snow.