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Remote control spreader.

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by JD PLOWER, Nov 11, 2000.

  1. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    A contractor friend of mine told me about a pickup spreader that was controlled by remote from inside the cab. Has anyone heard of this or does anyone own one? I guess this is a radio control unit (like rc planes or cars).
     
  2. John Allin

    John Allin PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,327

    If it's out there, SOMEONE from this forum will have heard of it..... some of these guys have heard of stuff that is really off the wall.

    If there is such a thing, I'd like to know about it too.
     
  3. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Most likely he heard about a cab controlled spreader. In fact all spreaders are cab controlled in one form or another, either electric or hydo, but they are controlled from the cab. The only benifit from wireless controls would be the ability to switch trucks with out rewiring. We get around that by installing extra long cable leads, and running the box wither through the rear or passenger side window. that way any spreader can be mounted in any truck.
    Dino
     
  4. JD PLOWER

    JD PLOWER PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 751

    Dino, the guy I was talking to has three sanders, so if he said it was remote controlled I think he mean't wireless. Your right about not wiring the sanders through the body, I do that also for the same reasons.
     
  5. N1IFG

    N1IFG Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    wireless spreader controler

    Not only does it exist, I invented it. It controls start, stop, throttle up, down, choke and engine stop. It is trade marked and patented "Storm" wireless spreader controller.
     
  6. uniland

    uniland Junior Member
    Messages: 6

    I Have One Also I Am Trademarking
     
  7. korelandscaping

    korelandscaping Member
    from CT
    Messages: 66

    Out of curiosity, how much will these cost and how do they work?