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Stainless Western Spreader-\"parts\"

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by UNCLE BOB, Mar 4, 2001.

  1. UNCLE BOB

    UNCLE BOB Member
    Messages: 76

    Hey everyone, I just bought a stainless steel western spreader for $200.00 It needs a Deflector Plate around the spinner.That's it ,can you belive that?Controls and tailgate mount included.Where can I find the deflector plate?And how much is this spreader really worth? Did I get a good deal? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. syzer

    syzer Member
    Messages: 95

    No horrible deal, sell it to me =).
     
  3. 75

    75 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,382

    I think you got a good deal - almost wish I'd scooped it up! :D I think this might also be a good candidate for a urethane spinner! Unfortunately, I don't know the web site address for the manufacturer but I'm sure that http://www.allthingsiceandsnow.com can either supply them or point you in the right direction.

    I imagine the best bet for the plate itself might be http://www.westernplows.com

    BTW, what model did you get?




    [Edited by 75 on 03-05-2001 at 03:20 AM]
     
  4. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    A guy I work with has one (if it's the same model I'm thinking it is...), and I would DEFINATELY recommend a urethane spinner. His doesn't spread very evenly, and I've heard that the U-spinners are good for curing that. He also complains of his plugging up at the bottom, so if you can rig up and auger of some sort, it would be a good idea.

    I'm not bashing you here or anything, just trying to help you get the most out of it. For $200, ya can't beat it. You could try the following web-sites to find your deflector plate:

    http://www.centralparts.com

    http://www.angelos-supplies.com

    Not sure whether or not they'll have it, but they may be able to tell you where to go if they don't. Congrats on the deal!

    -Tim
     
  5. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Uncle Bob,

    Great DEAL!!!!

    Locally in Kansas City, I just priced a Western Stainless Spreader the new installed price was: $5,200.00.

    Congrats on the find.
     
  6. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Wait a minute... is it a V-box or the small tailgate model?

    -Tim
     
  7. earth works inc.

    earth works inc. Member
    Messages: 37

    uncle bob: if you have a western stainless tailgate spreader and not a v-box then i would make one out of some sheet metal and bolt it on.

    a couple years back someone hit one of ours and bent it all up. i ordered a new back deflector for it from western, wasnt too bad of a price $15-20 but all it was was a thin piece of sheet metal painted black. rusted by the next season.

    i use to order the stainless spinners from j thomas but i believe they donot carry them anymore. a poly like the ones on a v-box may be to heavy and the shaft diameter could be too large.
     
  8. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Tim,
    The quote I mentioned was for a V-box. The local dealer here told me "Western does not make a Stainless Steel Tailgate Spreader".
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Uncle Bob

    You did all right. I too got a 400lb stainless steel Western tailgate spreader and that is about what I gave for mine. From looking at mine I am sure that you can easily fashion a deflector of your own design to take care of the problem. Like Earthworks said it is nothing more than a light weight sheet metal bent plate.

    Bruce
     
  10. earth works inc.

    earth works inc. Member
    Messages: 37

    hey bruce - glad we agree, now where is all the snow?
     
  11. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    The snow came and went. 2 minutes of snow. 3 seconds on my route (I made it to the door from the kitchen table) and done.

    Bruce
     
  12. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Rooster,

    I'm not sure whether they still make it or not, but I know they did at one point. Like I said, they guy I plow with at the dealership has one.

    -Tim
     
  13. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Tim
    They did make one, and I have one, but I think that all of the new ones are made with a poly hopper. Poly hopper, poly spinner, Poly want a snow cracker?

    Bruce
     
  14. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    Thought so. My Pro Flo 2 has a poly cracker.... I mean hopper, but it has a steel spinner. Once that one starts rusting away, I'm probably gonna go with a poly one.

    -Tim
     
  15. UNCLE BOB

    UNCLE BOB Member
    Messages: 76

    Thank's guy's, I messed with it a little tonight and I do think alum. is what I will use for the deflector.By the way the spinner is stainless also.Yes It is the tailgate model,with height adjustment. Do they still make or sell it?I E-mailed Western-NO HELP at all they told me 1 place near me to call for parts.I asked for spec.s,and got none.
     
  16. plowjockey

    plowjockey PlowSite.com Sponsor
    Messages: 622

    Bob

    Please keep me posted if you will. It sounds like we have the same spreader. You can e-mail me and I would be mucho grateful.

    Bruce
     
  17. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

    Bob-

    They do still sell it. Its in this years brochure. No mention of parts, but I'm sure they are available somewhere. I'll keep my eyes open around here.



    [Edited by PINEISLAND1 on 03-06-2001 at 03:53 AM]
     
  18. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    Tim,
    Sorry, I was just relaying info from a dealer. Since he was wrong, I called back after other posts and informed that Western never made a S.S. tailgate spreader.

    Well, I have to mark that dealer off my list. Dumb sales person!
     
  19. PINEISLAND1

    PINEISLAND1 PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 664

  20. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,031

    That's the one... lower left hand corner. It's okay Rooster, no hard feelings. Thought I might have been losing my mind there for a minute...

    -Tim