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Snow Ex Controller

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by born2farm, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Well I just bought a used Snow Ex 1075, but of course I need the controller. Is there a brand out there that will hold up a little better then the snow ex one? Has anyone built there own? Looking for options. I have all summer to fix it.
  2. WOODY367

    WOODY367 Senior Member
    from LI, NY
    Messages: 458

    Try Karroer company. I am thinking of getting one from them for my SP6000. Guy here talked me in to getting a vibrator from the and love it.Have been tpld there controllers are way better then the stock units.
  3. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Just used a toggle switch. Installed 80lb vibrator to the same toggle since we run treated salt. We did upgrade the wireing since everything runs off the single toggle.
  4. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    the only problem I am worried about is going from ice melts to rock salt and drives to lots. wont i need more speed control?
  5. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,538

    I'd definitely recommend a variable controller. A switch and solenoid would be fine if all you're doing is wide open lots, but in tighter spaces you don't want to be blasting cars, salting the grass, etc. Another vote for Karrier. :nod:
  6. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    We only use this one on the small lots/condo's etc. Ie : Usually 1.5/2 car wide roads it has awesome coverage with bulk treated salt. Flow control is governed by truck speed. We just kept it simple, and it cost $5 bucks.

    If you need the control, Karrier is the way to go. Little harder to get up here, but thats why I have a US mailbox for shipments
  7. racer47

    racer47 Senior Member
    Messages: 320

    ussmileyflag you need speed control.... it will pay for itself in saved salt without control you waste to much salt and you cant do drive ways for sure without ... i have run snowex for years and have not had a controler problem i take mine out of truck after season and putt in gun safe till next year i do have a spare just in case .. bought on ebay in off season for 60.00 bucks if you have snowex wireing harness i would just get snowex control i have had great luck i guess.... with mine ... good luck .....:drinkup:
  8. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,594

  9. born2farm

    born2farm 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,310

    Definitly going to look hard at the Karrier. I do nto have a wiring harness just the spreader side plug, so no matter what I buy, I will be building up a harness. For the price it is hard to spend the money on a Snow Ex controller thats none to fail when the Karrier is much cheaper.
  10. jkiser96

    jkiser96 Senior Member
    Messages: 401

    I have a couple extra harnesses & controllers for the 1075. If you are interested then give me a call. 317-714-7775. Maybe we can work out a deal. Thanks Richie