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Salt Dogg SHPE 1500

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by CGM Inc., Nov 7, 2011.

  1. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    Just got a new unit we are installing.
    There is a brown wire coming out of the main harness without a reference in the manual.
    It comes at the Y where the harness splits for spinner and auger.
    Any idea where it is supposed to go?
     
  2. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    That's an auxliary circuit for a work light - you can ignore it (or hook up a work light)
     
  3. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    :drinkup: That's that is what it is but wasn't certain since there is no reference to it.
    Comes on with the controler being turned on?
    Will figure it out when we put the unit on.
     
  4. smoorman

    smoorman Sponsor
    Messages: 446

    As I recall it turns on with the spinner - there was a slight mismatch between the new harnesses and new instruction manuals. Most people don't like having "extra" wires hanging around, so hopefully there aren't too many like that.
     
  5. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    Shes up and running, first salt went through today.
    I dislike where the power button is on the new controller!
    Now I turn off the Vibrator instead off the whole unit....

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  6. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    Here is where the controller went.
    Remove it at end of season, rubber liner goes back in storage tray and nothing visible left after :)

    Also added SS plates to reinforce the top hanger with the spinner guard.

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  7. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    Curious how you hooked your work light up. We are trying to figures our out and have a few issues.

    1. The brown wire supplies Power but where did you hook up your ground?
    2. Do you have to disconnect the light to remove the spinner like the other wires?

    Maybe just a general description of what you did would be helpful.
     
  8. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    If you attach your lights to the spreader you need to run a ground wire as well.
    Just got my work lights, not hooked up at this point.

    The light you see there is connected to the trailer plug and is on when the driving lights are on (which isn't legal).
     
  9. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    You sure you know how to use a vibrator?
     
  10. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    Just put a bigger one on today! :laughing: burned it out this morning.......
    Rest is up to your imagination!
     
  11. CGM Inc.

    CGM Inc. PlowSite Veteran
    from Ontario
    Messages: 3,589

    ...nice and ORANGE!

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  12. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    I was looking at it more, probably just mount it to the existing bolts that hold the metal guard on. And I will ground it on that piece of steel. I also picked up a 2 prong trailer plug to hook the main power line, that should give a strong somewhat waterproof connection that can be disconnected when I remove the spreader.
     
  13. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    Here is the work light all hooked up. For anyone else reference

    Did exactly what I said in my above post.
    - Used listing bolt on the spinner to mount the light
    - 2 Prong trailer wire
    - Positive off the Brown wire
    - Negative I tapped into the spinner ground wire.

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  14. SAPH

    SAPH Junior Member
    from OHIO
    Messages: 5

    Connecting to spinner negative wire is not a good idea, because light may change brightnes as spinner goes faster or slower and it may send wrong signals to controller. Best place for light negative connection is truck frame.
     
  15. G.Landscape

    G.Landscape Senior Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 847

    There is no "signal" or voltage going through a negative cable, it serves to take power from the spinner back to the truck. The reason I have it done this was is so if I need to switch the salter to another truck all I need to do is unhook from the battery and I can pull it out.

    I don't anticipate any electrical issues with the way I have it hooked up.