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tailgate salt spreader vibrator kit

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by grandview, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Best price out there?
     
  2. ss502gmc

    ss502gmc Senior Member
    Messages: 473

    Karrierco.com Z-80 Sure-Flow Vibrator Kit. $180 shipped to your door. Comes with wiring, switch, mounting hardware and zip ties. I got one last year for my western tailgate spreader and wish I had done it a long time ago!
     
  3. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Saw that one.
     
  4. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,579

    I'll have to ask the wife.
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Which spreader do you have? Are you spreading bagged salt?
     
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Sno ex micro pro.didnt even use it last yr .bagged salt mostly .problem is it bored a hole through the salt and won't drop then
     
  7. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    Is it full while plowing allowing it to pack?
    I thought bagged salt flowed pretty well.
     
  8. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    No salt in it till I use it
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,002

    Agree on the karrier I think.that's the replacement on snowexs I installed
     
  10. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    Anyone using this one, or the Z-200 with a Snoway 6cu ft?
    Their chart says I should use the Z-80 twin... two of them, really?
     
  11. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,868

    EBay was the cheapest last year.
     
  12. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    fisher 2500

    Well this work with my 2500 for crusher dust salt mix ? any 1 try it ?:help:
     
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    Does your 2500 have a auger in it

    I have a western 2500 and when I bought it would bridge So Western offers a Auger for it.

    One key to it is the Auger doesn't seal the opening up and mine runs backwards It has never bridge since . As it runs it keeps things flowing and its like a blender. So running find or course with sand or chip/grit it blends the mix.

    Auger was like $60 You have take spreader apart and slide it up the shaft.
    I pulled it out and drilled a hole in the shaft to bolt the auger on
     
  14. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

  15. yardlines

    yardlines Junior Member
    Messages: 7

    I have a salt dog it likes to bridge every once in a while. Would a vibrator help fix that? I would think it would but I have often found reality is much different than my mind
     
  16. samjr

    samjr Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Ya the 1 i have got a Auger at the bottom of the shaft about 3 or 4 inc long. I find the stuff sticks to the sides and a hole open up in the center
     
  17. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    So does your auger pulls down

    See mine runs backwards instead pulling it down pulls stuff from the sides and pushes it up in the middle.

    When I talk to Western they said it can work both ways. The way it is now doesn't over load the spinner. So I get more even spread. Less waste
    I have the gates open all way up So what falls is what falls between the gap of the auger and the hopper.
    When I did test run , I used Lime and center was deeper then the sides when it was running.

    When I switch the wires around made it run to where auger was pulling, it was over loading the Spinner. So I shut down the gates then sound like the motor was pulling hard So I switch it back.
    When spreading I over lap more on each pass seem to work good this way.

    It has never bridged or plug up since putting in the Auger and running it backwards.
     
  18. WALKERS

    WALKERS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,138

    Grand view
    I agree with the KARRIER used them great customer service as well.
     
  19. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
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  20. gasjr4wd

    gasjr4wd Senior Member
    Messages: 284