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Suggestions on a tailgate spreader vibrator

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by xc23, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    I have a fisher 2000 swing-away unit works wonderful. This season I purchased my salt in bulk . Early august and bagged it (around 8 Ton ) and stored it inside . The consistency of the salt is vary fine . It is packing up in the bottom of my salter (not freezing ). Looking to buy a vib to keep it moving any ideas. If i get out of the truck and bang on the hopper it flows great until it crates another void cant do this all season its a real P,I,T,A . I am looking at a Karrier unit. How do they work? And what is a good price to spend. Thanks.
     
  2. Kevin Kendrick

    Kevin Kendrick Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Buyers makes an 80lb vibrator that should work well. Part # 3008241. Comes with the mount plate and the in cab switch. They are around $230 retail. Dont go any bigger than 80lbs on the vibrator or you will destroy your hopper.
     
  3. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    Thanks I spoke to the guy from Kerrier yesterday he said the same thing 80 lbs is the way to go . I figured the bigger the better . Are these things that powerful that the 200 will tear my salter apart. Thanks.
     
  4. home rescue

    home rescue Member
    from wv
    Messages: 94

    call angelos supply, they had the best price. started out with tailgate fisher 1000 with a vibrator on it you can spread treated salt also.
     
  5. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    Just bought a Kerrier 80 today 196.00 W/ shipping . Cant wait to try it out . I still can't belive these things are that powerful.
     
  6. big pusher

    big pusher Senior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 129

    You should be happy with the karrier. I installed a couple on our tailgate spreaders now I no longer have to buy bagged salt just for our tailgate spreaders.