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smith spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by supersource, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. supersource

    supersource Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    i work for a highway dept and we're looking at the smith 3 yard dual control spreader.just wondering if anybody has any experience if it works good.
     
  2. LON

    LON Senior Member
    Messages: 749

    I'd look at a Henderson if I were you but I'm biased to Henderson.
     
  3. supersource

    supersource Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    the smith i was talking about is the one with twin electric motors.does henderson make one like that
     
  4. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Several years ago I won a couple of "series 2" single electric spreaders at an auction from a municipal in New Jersey. Was reluctant at first but impressed on the performance and workmanship I became a dealer for them. Bought a series 4/ 2 speed as a demo and used it last week for the first time, it kicks butt! The flip up chute is standard on series 4 which is nice when you want to discharge unwanted material back into the bulk pile or be able to pull a trailer without removing the unit.
    Currently I'm running 6 trucks. The drivers are constantly arguing over the electric vs gas. No more stopping to check gas/oil or clutch burnout says it all. Jumping on the "going green" band wagon and will replace the gas units to electric.
    If you would like go to their website and click on dealers. I'm in miller place, feel free to call me for any questions you may have.
     
  5. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I have a series 2(single electric motor). I love it.
     
  6. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    If you need another or spare parts etc, hit me up. How old is your unit?
     
  7. Dstosh

    Dstosh Senior Member
    Messages: 534

    I think it was built in 06. I bought it used. The guy I bought it from had 2 series 4 and 1 series 2.

    I wish I would have bought the series 4
     
  8. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Just bought a series 4 as a demo which is surpasses the series 2. Trick on a series 2 is to switch the shaft sprocket that connects to the gear box onto the gear box visa versa to increase the conveyor speed. Will slightly draw more amps but not very noticeable.
     
  9. Stan

    Stan Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Just bought a series 4 as a demo which is surpasses the series 2. Trick on a series 2 is to switch the shaft sprocket that connects to the gear box onto the gear box visa versa to increase the conveyor speed. Will slightly draw more amps but not very noticeable.
     
  10. xtreem3d

    xtreem3d PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,548

    i've been running the series 4 for about 3-4 years now..absolutely no problems at all, imo it's a good design....the dual controller is unusual to get wired but it has always worked great
    steve
     
  11. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    I have 2 of the series 2, they work well. For us their built about an hour away so support is great, dealer is in the middle, but has run to their facility for parts I know.