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Western 1000 Bulk?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Showmestaterida, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Has anyone tried running bulk through a Western 1000? Good?bad?
  2. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    anybody?? /
  3. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 902

    Wont work very good. I have a 2000 and had to install a vibrator in order to run bulk.
  4. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Is that the pro flow ?
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    I ran bulk through my Fisher 1000 (same spreader) BUT.....you have to get a vibrator kit or it will be useless. I had zero problems once I put the vib. kit on it.
  6. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    yep, get a vibe and you will be fine......Carrier Z80 or similar.
  7. IA snoman

    IA snoman Senior Member
    from Ia
    Messages: 153

    why do you have to install a vibrator on these types of tailgate spreaders to run bulk salt? What is so much different between bulk and bagged salt. Is it a moisture issue? I have a Western Pro Flo and thought about getting some bulk in the future so this also pertains to me. Thanks.
  8. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Bulk salt is always going to be wetter than bagged salt. Bagged, is sealed in plastic. Bulk, is sitting outside, or even under cover, but it is still drawing humidity which make is wetter. Wet salt = clumps. Clumps mean they don't go through the tailgate spreaders without bridging over, which means the salt can't get to the auger to be dispensed on the spinner. A vibrator helps break up the clumps, and 99% of the time keeps the salt from bridging over above the auger.
  9. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    It is all about the moisture.
    Also driving from location to location will cause the product to compress and it wont spread. The vibe takes care of these issues.
  10. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    I ran it last week when we ran out of bagged and it would bridge all the time!..Now I got a vibe and i have no problems at all anymore!
  11. traviswalker007

    traviswalker007 Senior Member
    Messages: 188

    vibe kit

    Ya, i did the same thing, put a vibrator on the spreader and it works fine, but i wired it into the motor so i can control the speed but it has a 45sec duty cycle and it keeps tripping the fuse in the spreader control box??? so i think ill have to wire direct to bady via a switch right
  12. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    I would wire the vibe direct thru the spreader accessories leads. The spreader motor is controlled by a potentiometer