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Salt dogg spreader install

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by 05duramaxdd, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. 05duramaxdd

    05duramaxdd Junior Member
    from 17331
    Messages: 3

    Just got a new spreader and im hooking it up and came across a problem. There is a red wire coming off the control box and it says to hook it to either ignition switch or fuse box. Whats the best way to do it? Also the wire is to short,would it be ok to crimp another wire to that?
  2. DistinctiveDave

    DistinctiveDave Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    I got a blue wire that connected to that short red wire coming off the control box.

    Sidenote- Is the brown wire on the harness by the spinner for a salt light? Anyone have experience with this wire, it doesnt say anything in my instructions about that.
  3. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 848

    Run your own wire from the ignition key (Trace it with a test light) and fuse it in with jump fuse.
  4. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    the brown wire is a light wire.

    don't forget to build the forward frame to stop the unit from sliding forward. It is very important.
  5. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 848

    a pallet works perfect for the forward frame.
  6. ndnchief

    ndnchief Member
    Messages: 49

    I have my red wire running back to the v box ( within the controller harness ) and have it wired into the salter battery. that way if I put it on another truck I don't have to rewire another hot wire, seems to work fine
  7. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Here is another way of doing it so you can have other ignition powered sources.

    I ran a add a fuse to one of these fuse box's and then one of the terminals from the fuse block powers a relay which triggers or powers the second fuse block when there is key power. So now you have 6 HOT or battery connections and 6 Key power connections.



  8. bonerigo.1

    bonerigo.1 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    i used the pallet the spreader came on to make the slide protector. also just took the blue wire, connected a small male fuse connector to it and found an ignition source off the interior fuse box. works fine.