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SnowEx Parts

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by REO Snow, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. REO Snow

    REO Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Backed my SnowEx 1875 tailgate spreader into a pole and bent the shaft on the spinner. Any recommendations on a good place to get parts,and what other parts will I need besides a new shaft.
     
  2. MULCH CENTER

    MULCH CENTER Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Ha! Been there, done that exactly.

    IME, they won't (even with begging at factory) sell you just the shaft--you need to buy the whole expensive gear box.:(

    Here's what I did--pull the gearbox; remove spinner.

    get a helper, put it on an anvil and use the sledge until straight!
    Shaft is not hardened and it bends easily (as you know).

    When I got it close, I used a piece of conduit slid on to find high spots.A straightedge would work as well.

    Mine still wobbles a bit, but I figured if it destroyed the bearings, I was looking at a new gearbox anyhow. Well that was several years and many spins later and it's still going strong.

    Other than that, the internet, or Wauconda Car Care in Wauconda, Il. does a lot of truck mods and are dealers---VERY knowledgeable and helpful. Prices are better than big truck shops. They even saved me hundreds on a vibrator motor by telling me the factory had issues with some and replaced and installed mine for free! They could have sold me a new one and I'd have never known.

    Good Luck and let me know how it turns out!

    Looks like a D6317 selling for about $329 + frt. online.... That should be all you need, to answer your question.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2016
  3. MULCH CENTER

    MULCH CENTER Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Curious-- Is REO Snow a Toro Reference?

    As I recall, It was:
    Random E. Olds (as in Oldsmobile);
    Then REO Motor Works (As in Trucks including the REO Speedwagon Fire Truck)
    Then Wheel Horse Lawn Equipment (The Originals)
    Which became present day Toro.

    Just a bit of trivia for today....
     
  4. REO Snow

    REO Snow Junior Member
    Messages: 2



    The REO stands for the initials of my name