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SnowEx Spreader Freeze Up? Any Tips

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Justinnsara, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Justinnsara

    Justinnsara Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Love our Snowex auger driven spreaders, this past week was freezing up understandingly so due to temps hovering around 0*. Any tips to help avoid this besides not leaving material in Hopper. I heard Windshield washer fluid over the top of material helps? Our hoppers were freezing up within an hour and kind of like that weight back there when I'm plowing.:mechanic:
     
  2. captshawn

    captshawn Senior Member
    Messages: 211

    Mine will if cover is off, but if we keep the covers on all is Ok. Windshield washer fluid does work.
     
  3. R75419

    R75419 Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    x2, mine will still freeze once in a while with the cover on with a) wet salt or b) powdery snow that blows in under the tarp. Blue washer fluid does work takes about 3-4 gallons per ton depending on how froze it is.
     
  4. Justinnsara

    Justinnsara Junior Member
    Messages: 3

    Top doesn't bother me as much as cold air coming up underneath of course metal auger gets cold and freezes down near the baffle.
     
  5. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,986

    Just keep the material moving. Every so often run the auger. Works for me and we've had a number of salt runs in the single digits to negative temps
    Had one load freeze up on me this year. Once is enough lol