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Spreader for my dump insert....

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Heron Cove PM, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Got my spreader option for my dump insert today. Here are some pics. I had to re-run some of the wiring, I was not too impressed with their work on "THAT" one. Anyway, hoping for some snow to put this thing to work.

    Marshall

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  2. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Rear cover up, this is for clean out...

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  3. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    The spinner... This is the wiring job I re-ran. The connection is now up in the bed and protected.

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  4. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Here is the control box. I am going to make a custom bracket for it to sit on the floor. The front will be facing up for easy reach...

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  5. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Nice setup Marshall! Looks like a good investment. I think you will like it.
     
  6. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    That is a nice setup! And Stainless too! Sweet, I hope we get snow to try out all our new toys too!!
     
  7. snowjoker

    snowjoker Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Thumbs up on that nice spreader:drinkup:
     
  8. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Nice looking unit :drinkup: Just for curiosity how much was the dump and sander set up? Also would you be putting a plastic behind the unit to prevent it from hitting the truck?
     
  9. wyldman

    wyldman Member
    Messages: 3,265

    Nice job,that is a great looking unit.Hope it works as good as it looks.
     
  10. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I would have cut those wire ties and used the length of the cables to get that wiring up into the bed of the truck or somewhere else away from the spinner and road grime. I have a feeling those connections will not last long.
     
  11. EIB

    EIB Senior Member
    Messages: 258

    Maybe I missed it, but what kind of dump insert is that?

    Everett
     
  12. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Thanks Everyone...

    The dump with cab shield kit, side board kit, tarp kit, tax, and installation was $5000.00. The spreader listed for around $3400.00 installed. This unit was a leftover sat on the dealer's lot for about a season. I got it for about $2800.00

    If you mean between the spinner and the bumper? yes I have a piece of conveyor belt to hang there. I'll post pics as soon as I get this done.

    Done...

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2003
  13. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    I put the connection up in the bed...

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    Last edited: Sep 12, 2003
  14. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    It's a TruckCraft.
     
  15. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    The wiring looks to be in a much better spot than under the bumper.
     
  16. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    My mistake. I thought they were lower. picture was a bit deceiving. Where you got it run is right where I would have done it.
     
  17. wxmn6

    wxmn6 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,037

    Looks like you did a great job relocating the wires/connections up to inside the truck bed. Much better spot. Just for extra protection and preventine maintenance, I would be sure to put in some dielectric grease to help it from corrosion like from water and salty road spray.
     
  18. ChicagoSnow

    ChicagoSnow Senior Member
    Messages: 231

    I'm very curious to see how the Truck Craft tailgate salter holds up with various winter and salt conditions??????

    I have the same Truck Craft Aluminum insert, just waiting for some factual feedback before buying their salter.

    By the way, nice job with the install! Be sure to use a plexiglass or other sheeting to cover mesh cab guard to eliminate salt flowing through, then onto pump below. My pump really is quite rusty for only 1.5 seasons of action.

    Good luck and let us know how the salt/dump combination holds up!

    ChicagoSnow
     
  19. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    If you are going to wait I'll let you know.

    We are not really supposed to put anything solid over that mesh. When the dump is empty, the air flow under the shield can lift the bed. I made up a small tarp that I can unroll and will hang down to keep material from going through the mesh.
     
  20. Heron Cove PM

    Heron Cove PM Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Here is 2 pics for you on my temporary solution for the rear mesh. I am having a heavier stronger custom tarp made for it.

    Marshall

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