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Prototyping our 304SS chip spreader in electric drive

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by LON, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Had a little time to finally prototype our 304SS RG-23 Roll Gate chip spreader in electric drive. Hoping to have a bolt-on kit available to replace the hydraulic motor that currently drives it so that those who don't have central hydraulics on their truck can now have a way to spread stone. Currently trying a 1/2hp motor, module, harness and old style controller from a Fisher Poly-Caster 1. Tomorrow is load test day using 2B limestone. Here it is temporarily attached to our shop truck.

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  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    Here's a hydraulic version on one of our customer's truck

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  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,533

    so is it just a big drop spreader? would be really nice to spreading gravel for refinishing.
     
  4. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Interesting, To bad you couldn't speed up the motor and use about 1/8 of the "teeth" to spread salt??
     
  5. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    works great for chipping over oil on tar & chip roads and doing gravel on driveways
     
  6. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    motor will use a variable speed controller and as far as salt use you install block off plates above the feed roll. I am looking into building a 4ft model for possible use on RTV for sidewalks.
     
  7. hlntoiz

    hlntoiz Senior Member
    from NW, CT
    Messages: 588

    Interesting, I would love to see it in action?