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Well I Did It !!!

Discussion in 'SnowDogg Snow Plows' started by SnowGuy, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Just pulled the trigger and bought a new Salt Dogg SHPE2000 poly V-Box spreader, still tied down in my new 2011 F350 CC Powerstroke! Any suggestions, tips, ideas on use, mounting, etc. Thought somebody might have some pointers or experiences to share concerning this particular spreader. THANKS !!!
  2. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    They are easy to mount in the truck, Just make sure the small cleats sit against the back of you bed with the tailgate off and it is centered in the truck(side to side), Cross the straps in an X shape with the rear salter tie down going to the front hook in your truck and the front salter tie down going to the rear hook in your truck. Also build a wooden frame in the front of your truck so it helps keep it from moving around. Any other questions just ask. I have installed these units several times on customer vehicles.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    They have removed the "cleats" on the newer SHPE2000/1500 here are the instructions for the wooden support frame.

    http://www.saltdogg.com/Instruction Sheets/3012207_Rev_B.pdf

    Note the center piece fitting under the center of the spreader
  4. Jim@esitrucks

    Jim@esitrucks Inactive
    Messages: 1,124

    We usually use the frame the spreader is shipped on and saw off the end where the chute goes. Works perfect
  5. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

  6. KCD Snow Pro

    KCD Snow Pro Member
    from IL.
    Messages: 35

    SHPE 2000 Note


    We've used one for three years and had great luck with it. Just be sure to clean it after use, (duh) and if the new ones still have the auger bearing in them, make SURE you keep it greased. Other than that, dont see any worries. Wait, scratch that... Almost forgot..

    You may want to be conservative with the auger speed when/if spreading REALLY fine pre wet salt. We ended up with some really fine beneath zero pre wet bagged product one time because we ran out of our usual. Threw it in the hopper, put the auger on pretty high and the liquid mag and salt just gummed and smeared the auger into a rotating solid chloride shaft. No salt into the auger transport, and no salt out of the hopper. PITA! Was a bit of freak occurrence IMO. Hadn't seen Beneath Zero that fine before/since and havent had a problem like that again.

    I just put a bunch of small salt rocks/goobers from inside the truck bed in with the BZ and was good to go after I managed to get them sucked in and clear out the auger by working it back and forth. It should pass about a 1 inch solid pretty easy although it might need to cycle back and forth a time or two if it pinches between the auger and trough/tray. For its size you're gonna be salting some nice sq footage with that rig!
  7. fci

    fci Senior Member
    Messages: 122

    I have 4 of them, they work great. Don't hit the vibrator more than a few seconds at a time or the auger will lock up. Most of the time it will free itself up . I keep a 1 1/4 inch open end wrench on all our trucks, if the auger locks up you have to remove the spinner and turn the auger back and forth to free it up.
  8. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    Any ideas on how much (how far) to open the adjustable "plates" in the bottom of the spreader ???
  9. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    Depends on material. I like to use a white very clean salt and have my rear port open about 3 inches and my front port opened almost all the way. When I've run a wetter/dirtier material I've had them both open all the way.
  10. CGSI

    CGSI Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    PM me please
  11. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,990

    You don't have PM privileges here. Shoot me an email snowtech @ basherandson.com