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SnoEx 7500 Spinner Wobble

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by bankroll, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. bankroll

    bankroll Member
    Messages: 45

    Hello Gentalmen.
    I purchased a SnoEx 7500 used. I saw the metal bar guard was tweaked quite nicely so asked the seller "Any Wobble in spinner"? he replied nope just bar got bent when I Backed into my other plow truck..lol went out salting yesterday and my spray pattern looked a bit wonky to say the least... any ideas how to straighten that shaft a bit? thanks in advance.
     
  2. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    I've straightened the motor shafts a few different times, not on your specific spreader type though. I just remove the motor, take the case off, and very carefully heat the shaft with a very thin flame off a map torch, then put the shaft in a heavy duty vice and or bang it around until it looks straight. No guarantee the motor will even work after its all back together obviously. This is a last ditch effort to salvage a working motor.
     
  3. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    I would say leave it. Unless it's really bad. Not super easy to.get just the shaft out
     
  4. indplstim

    indplstim Senior Member
    Messages: 195

    I've heated the shaft while it's still attached to the copper coils or whatever it's called. That's why I hedge and say its a last ditch kinda thing.
     
  5. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,951

    Snowex uses a transmission, so it's iffy to do. Boiling out the grease and all. And I think the shafts are stainless.
     
  6. bankroll

    bankroll Member
    Messages: 45

    with the wobble I have salt shoots for the sky... i guess i will keep spinner low and watch out for crazy people who seem to sometimes come out of no where
     
  7. viper881

    viper881 Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Had the same thing with my 8500! It got bent at the end of feb. so I just lefted it since it still spun. Needless to say I tried to heat it up and straighten it out in the off season and I didn't have any luck. I replaced it now, But I had a piece of angle I put above the spinner with some carpet to finish off the year so I was salting the roofs of cars!