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salt spreader motors.....

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by Brian Young, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    My Meyer's salt spreader finally went ka-put after 3 years. I didn't do a lot of salting so I only went with a mini jr. but now we do a lot of salting and this will be the last year for this unit. The motor was very weak last year and I finally took it all apart and its shot. A new motor for the "Meyer's" unit is $268.00 but I've seen a bunch on E-bay for around $115.00, has anyone ever used these units from E-bay? If so how do they work and do they have enough power like the original "Meyer's" did when it was new. Thanks in advance.

    JKOOPERS Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    yeah i bought one last year. my original one lasted 6 years.
  3. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    My "uncle-in-law", I guess thats what he would be to me lol rebuilds electric motors and I didnt know that so I just took it to him. He said it was trashed, thats probably why I blew out the controller last season. But he rebuilt it and sealed it with epoxy, so it should be good for at least a few years.