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smart person needed

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Vaughn Schultz, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    I have a western tail-gate spreader (1993 ?). The thing is the salt only seems to come out on the passengers side :eek: . It is in really good shape, and I got it for a really really low price so I am not upset. Just wondering, is it supposed to do this? maybe for better control of the salt, when salting
    up against buildings ? Is there a setting for this or a solution? Thank you for your help. :nod:
     
  2. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    check the adjustment of the side deflectors and make sure you don't have reversed polarity making the motor spin back wards
     
  3. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Thanks bud, I will look tomorrow.
     
  4. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Checked to day, was not it :( That would have been an easy fix :nod:
    Any one ells have a good idea?
     
  5. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    I, too, have a Western. I bent the deflector ring a bit and it helped a little. I kinda like the pattern. Personally, I feel it is easier to know where to drive as not to overlap the areas I have already salted. This tailgate spreader doesn't spread as well as my V boxes but it works great just the same.
     
  6. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    ME and BNC Looked at it to day. Then we bent the fins a little and it seemed to help. Thank you.

    Any hints on using the tail gate spreaders. Them things are hard to judge, how much salt you are letting out and on what spots. :confused:
     
  7. Plow Meister

    Plow Meister PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,174

    What I did on my first run is put about 250 pounds in the hopper and time how long it takes to empty and how many sq ft it covered. This will give you an average flow rate. Then, apply that flow rate to the chart on the bag of ice melt and you should get your answer. Depending on the type of ice storm you are trying to combat your coverage will vary. For me, I drop about 900 pounds (about 1 full bin) in a lot about 20,000 sqft. Typical Northwest Indiana snow/ice storm gets down to about 5 degrees so it may take more or less salt in your area.
     
  8. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 696

    put a light on your salter and aim it at the ground then you can see how good its doing at night.
     
  9. Vaughn Schultz

    Vaughn Schultz PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,565

    Thanks guys