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Problems with Sno-Ex 1075

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Brant'sLawnCare, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    I am having problems with my spreader. It seems to be getting jammed up when I use bulk salt. The OL light comes on. I try and free it up by spinning it with my hand, but it feels stuck. Then it works for a few seconds and is wobbly. Anybody have any suggestions?
  2. just plow it

    just plow it Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Is your spreader empty? If it is and is still jamming up It sounds like a bearing went bad. Take the bottom cover off and look inside, You may have to come up with a plan to close it back up because I don't think there made to come off, at least not on my 575. good luck!
  3. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    bulk will jam alot but if it is wobbly when it spins then another prob.
    empty take off bottom and run it then.
    put a little pressure on shaft to see how it reacts to weight this will give u a better idea of problem
  4. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    Hey guys thanks for the help! I took it to a friends house, and we found that a 2" rock was in it. I must have been just big enough to get through the grate. We are gonna make a smaller grate for it on Sunday. I'm glad it was nothing major. Hope you guys have a Merry Christmas!
  5. naturalgreen

    naturalgreen Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    np good luck
  6. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Run bagged product through it and that will end your problems. We have several 1075's and run about 50-75 tons of bagged through them per year with no problems except for the JUNK SnowEx controllers. We keep 2 or 3 extras around for back-up. Good Luck !!!