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Vibrators

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Plowingsince73, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. Plowingsince73

    Plowingsince73 Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    I had been looking around for a place to purchase a vibrator for my salt spreader for awhile, so I was really glad to see the newest sponsor Kirrier. About two years ago I climbed up on my spreader to break loose some frozen material on the hopper sides. I lost my footing on some ice and fell. On my way down my chest hit the bed side just above the tailight and I broke two ribs. The my head hit the floor and I was out for about twenty minutes, until the freezing rain brought me back. So you can see why I was looking for some other way to solve this problem. I called Kirrier and was very pleased. They were very helpful in helping me choose the correct vibrator for my needs. They shipped my purchase very quickly and and when I got it I found it to be a quality product. Instalation took about 2 hours and was extremly easy. When I first operated it I was completly shocked. It not only shook the spreader body but the entire truck. My son was helping me and he said well I guess we won't need to install an idiot light to know when its running. We live fairly close to a large military base and they do alot of machine gun firing. At dinner my wife said "the boys on the fort must be working late" I told her it was me trying out my new vibrator. My shop is located about 150' foot from the house! :gunsfiring: If you need a vibrator I would recommed these folks strongly. Tom
     
  2. easthavenplower

    easthavenplower Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    have you tried porn shop:D :gunsfiring: :drinkup:

    sorry i couldnt resist it was the thread lol
     
  3. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun Senior Member
    Messages: 175

    How much was it? How well does it break up the material? thanks
     
  4. nsmilligan

    nsmilligan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 704

    A vibrator isn't designed to break up materisl, only to help it flow better to the spinner, if you're using treated salt, your salt is wet, damp sand, the spreader will give a much more consistant spread pattern with the vibrator.

    Bill
     
  5. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Spreader vibrators

    Thanks for the recommendation Tom. This is Bob Church the owner of Karrier Company. We manufacturer the Sure-Flow brand of vibrators and have sold over 7000 of them for salt and sand spreader applications. If you've seen a vibrator on a spreader, chances are we made it.

    The standard Sure-Flow kit is for plastic tailgate spreaders up to 600 pound capacity. The High performance Sure-Flow is for 1 ton dump trucks with spreaders under the gate and the relatively new plastic slide-in spreaders. The Sure-Flow Twin 80 is for V-box spreaders up to 6 feet long and the Sure-Flow Twin 200 is for V-box spreaders from 8 to 16 feet long.

    When it comes to moving salt, sand or mixture, we make sure materials flow. Call me with questions. 800-709-4434 or www.karrierco.com

    Kind regards,

    Bob Church
    Karrier Company
     
  6. Treedoc32

    Treedoc32 Member
    Messages: 85

    I've been looking for a vibrator for my Truck Craft Dump bed. Any Ideas?
     
  7. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Vibrator for Truck Craft Dump Bed

    You can use the High Performance Sure-Flow kit on your Truck Craft bed. Truck Craft makes a nice unit for ice control. The flat bottom and its close proximity to the truck bed make it impossible to mount the vibrator under the dump unit. So the vibrator has to be mounted on the front or rear of the dump bed. I believe these are the only places with enough room to mount the vibrator. The vibrator is less than 4" tall and is about 6.3" long and 5" wide. It's the smallest vibrator on the market with the performance you need. Make sure you use the stainless mounting plate that comes with the installation kit.

    Call me with other questions. 800-709-4434

    Bob Church
     
  8. badranman

    badranman Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I just installed a 'Sure Flow' on my piece of crap Meyers and have only used it once so far. It did what it said and worked like a charm. Had some problems ordering online but the folks at Karrier were helpful in getting my order out.Two thumbs up!
     
  9. Treedoc32

    Treedoc32 Member
    Messages: 85

    Vibrator for Truckcraft bed

    Bob Church,
    I noticed on your website you offer 2 different kits (sure flow and the sure flow Z-twin). Which one would be best for my application. I also noticed with the Z-twin you have the 80 and the 200. What is the difference between these. Thanks for the Info.
     
  10. butters

    butters Member
    Messages: 79

    Yeah, that was my first thought too. He he.
     
  11. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Vibrator Recommendation

    Treedoc,

    Thanks for the questions. If you want to add a second vibrator on your Vee-Pro the Sure-Flow comes in a high performance model (Z-200). I need to check with TruckCraft before making a recommendation for their dumps. I don't know how much room their is to mount the vibrator(s). On normal dump beds we recommend our Z-200 Twin. Mount one unit close to the front of the bed and one on the rear. Salt sticks in the front corners of the bed and when you raise the bed to make the salt move to the rear it can hit the tailgate and pack so the auger tunnels it out and you still have stuck material. With a vibrator in the front you don't have to raise the bed as high to make the salt move. The vibrator in the rear keeps the salt from tunneling at the auger.

    It may seem like a waist to install two vibrators, when you could just buy one higher performance unit. Chances are, your equipment wasn't designed to be vibrated. So a single vibrator big enough to take care of the job will damage your truck. Remember, vibration is a destructive force. Balancing the vibration to the equipment is the trick for long life and care free spreading.

    Bob
     
  12. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Plastic Tailgate Spreader Vibrators

    TreeDoc,

    Use the standard Sure-Flow (Z-80) vibrator on your plastic tailgate spreaders.

    Bob
     
  13. Treedoc32

    Treedoc32 Member
    Messages: 85

    Thanks for the info Bob. Let me know what you find out about the twin setup on the truckcraft.

    Thanks again,
    Treedoc