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Snow Ex Vpro 8000

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Kirkbride Lawn, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Kirkbride Lawn

    Kirkbride Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I was looking to buy 2 used 2004 Snow Ex V pro 8000 salters. The guy was wanting to sell both of them for $3,800. Is that a good deal? Are they reliable and are the parts really pricey? All help would be great guys!:waving:
     
  2. pabaker66

    pabaker66 Senior Member
    Messages: 117

    I bought the same one this past fall. Everyone told me not to buy it that it was a pos. I have been very happy with it so far. I run 4 tons of bulk salt through it every event. (I have done 9 salt events) There is only one thing that i have seen so far that could be a problem. I put 5 bags of rock salt in it to go do a small parking lot (i was trying to get rid of some bagged material from last year) buy the time i got to the lot there was only about 3 bags left in hopper. It seems that the bagged stuff was dry and it flowed past the auger and out onto the ground. O:nod:ther than that it had been a great spreader.
     
  3. donleybrent

    donleybrent Member
    Messages: 38

    I run them and like them.
     
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Price seems high for 9 year old salters. Plan on replacing controllers if he hasn't already
     
  5. Kirkbride Lawn

    Kirkbride Lawn Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    I agree the price seems a little high, just didnt know how well they hold their value. What would be a good alternative to keep my eye open for?:help:
     
  6. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I have run hundreds and hundreds of tonne thru ours over the last 5 years without any major issues. Mine only has 1 vibrator and I run it in a dump truck to help the flow.

    Would I buy another one? Prob not, pricey purchase and replacement parts.

    But, it has paid for itself many many times over.
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013
  7. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Offer the guy $2500.00 I'm sure based on the age they are a little beet up.
     
  8. MahonLawnCare

    MahonLawnCare Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 852

    I saw some on CL, and I believe I saw the listing. He wanted 1600 a piece. I know if it's the same guy, he upgraded to Karrier Controllers, but like others said, I would get a new harness off the bat. I never trust used harnesses. Also I would be worried about the electric motors. The gearbox auger motors for those is pricey.
     
  9. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I use 3 of them for past 7 years love them biggest problem is metal frame and salt don't mix
    Parts are expensive but I only went through 1 controller
    Agree price seems a bit high ex my spinners are bent and wobble like most a new one is $1200 control box is about $600
    Depends on shape no more than $2500 or $2600
     
  10. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Watch for the metal to crack and break around the 4 bolts on the bottom side where the shaft comes out. When ours started to wobble it eventually broke free. We took all ours that are a similar design and had an extra plate welded on for strength. Darn things always seem to wobble.
     
  11. cjwoz

    cjwoz Senior Member
    from CHICAGO
    Messages: 130

    I've had one about 5 years now and it's been very reliable. I would recommend watching the bulk you run thought it. I use to run bulk that was stored outside uncovered and that bulk would bridge up(from being wet). I solved that problem by adding two additional vibrators( separate switch). I do actually like the metal frame cause I had some pieces welded to the bottom of it so I can pick it up with the skidder. I Then had it galvanized and it should be looking good for years.
     
  12. ponyboy

    ponyboy Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    I bought them new for $2700 installed
    They owe me nothing I have an 8500 for 4 years been great also
    I also have 2 vibartors on each
    That is the biggest problem on the controllers is run everything on a separate toggle and they don't burn out