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Snow EX junior 325... got screwed any ideas?

Discussion in 'SnowEx Products' started by puredreamz, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Basically local place where i buy my salt, i know the junior 325 requires bagged rock salt. Trying to save a little, the skid can get pricey. So I asked the place if bulk road salt and rock salt where the same, guy says yes.

    So i purchase a yard of bulk salt, threw it in the 325 and it wouldnt spread. Seems to fine . The auger will just make a hole around the salt and wont flow into it.

    MY question is seasons almost over is this normal or is it possible the bulk salt may be a little wet?

    anything i can try to make this work mixing it with some rock salt, something/ anything?
     
  2. suzuki0702

    suzuki0702 Senior Member
    Messages: 649

    its wet. sure you can get a vibrator
     
  3. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Will it take long to dry I have a yard ?
     
  4. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    It will never dry out. Salt absorbs water from the air as soon as its mined. Bagged salt never gets exposed. You would need a hot dry climate or an oven. The 325 is not a heavy duty unit.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  5. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    i know its not heavy duty, i dont need a heavy duty unit. the yard i purchased is stored in a storage unit, but its located outdoors, it looks like its dry a bit, i have heaters in the unit maybe i should turn them on.

    OR

    Mixed with some rock salt, you think it will make a difference
     
  6. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

    As others have said, try the Karrier Vibrator. Those usually will help the material to flow in the auger
     
  7. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    anyone know the average cost of one of these items ?
     
  8. P&M Landscaping

    P&M Landscaping Senior Member
    Messages: 786

  9. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    wow not sure about u guys i find that expensive $195 for vibrator $236. for the kit and thats just the basic kit.
     
  10. slongfellowii

    slongfellowii Senior Member
    Messages: 157

    How much are you charging to salt? How much is the frustration of having a salter that wont spread salt worth. You can transfer it if you ever upgrade salters.
     
  11. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    I have employees working for me, I'll just make them stand in the back of the truck and whip salt around, wouldnt be the first time.
     
  12. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    if i decide to go this route any local dealers in Canada toronto, ontario. Also how do these mount to my 325 snow ex
     
  13. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    My local snowex dealer quoted me over 300 for the kit..and I have looked into them the cheapest and most reputable dealer is going to be from karrier. I went the same route as you..trying to save $$$ and got the same results as you. Ended up using my fertilizer spreader..if that helps. I will be getting a vibrator for sure next year. Big learning curve!
    save up for next year.
     
  14. puredreamz

    puredreamz Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    trust me i did a big learning curve this year, wasted my money with bagged rock salt, buying skids its easier to work with but triple the money of bulk salt.

    trying to find a karrier vibrator locally so i can jump on it and install it, but all i keep finding is those earthquake vibrators
     
  15. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    I looked into the earthquake too... but 200lbs is the min. that he carries and is way too much for our small salters...there is no local karrier dealer..you have to call them and order it. I t will take a max of 1 week to get here sent by usps. If you get it shipped quickly there will be additional charges that will make it prohibitive. I am in a cash crunch right now otherwise I would have got one the week I picked up the bulk salt.
     
  16. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    not sure if it helps but my local rona is selling his bagged 40kg 3 for the price of 2..its a different kind. more uniform in size as opposed to the other bagged and it has a non caking agent int it too
     
  17. wildwilly

    wildwilly Member
    Messages: 85

    BTW it mounts below the support bracket near the throat of the where the auger runs up the middle of the unit
     
  18. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

  19. just plow it

    just plow it Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    For a cheap fix take a short piece of small chain "about 4 inches or so" and weld it to the top of your auger so when you turn the salter on it will spin and chew a bigger hole in the salt and chances are the salt will fall. If it doesen't just hit your brakes and it should slide down.