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vibrator help

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by twizted143, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. twizted143

    twizted143 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 35

    i have a sno way 6 tailgate spreader. i am seriously looking at vibrators. a couple concerns i have.

    all i have is a on/off switch in my truck so when the spreader is on, the vibrator will be on, full blast. i am unable to tame it down. i am also worried about it packing in around the shoot.

    anyone have some usefull info
     
  2. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    run another switch to the cab. A momentary switch should be fine. If you run the spreader, and vibe all the time you will shake the spreader apart.
     
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    you normally don't run a potentiometer or rheostat on a vibrator.
     
  4. twizted143

    twizted143 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 35

    this is my everyday truck. everything inside is removable. i realy dont want to run more wires. was going to hook it all up at a junction box at the spreader itself. im more interested in hearing about clogging issues. will it break up frozen material. will the flow be so fast itll waste material...
     
  5. twizted143

    twizted143 Member
    from nh
    Messages: 35

    hope this isnt an expensive mistake.....just bought the karrier z-80
     
  6. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,992

    Excellent unit well matched for the spreader.
     
  7. vamootsman

    vamootsman Senior Member
    Messages: 316

    I started buying Rock Salt from farm and Fleet stores to run though my Snoway 6 footer and and Salt Dogg push spreaders, and haven't had any trouble with bridging since in the Snoway. It's dry.