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western Pro Flo 2 questions

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Dieselman19, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    i just got a pro plo 2 and it works great but im not sure im putting enough salt down what setting do you guys use as far as the salt gate and the spinner/belt control???


    Thanks
    Bob
     
  2. BushHogBoy

    BushHogBoy Senior Member
    Messages: 665

    Its hard to really tell you what I use and it work for you... Mine is mounted up very high as it has to clear my back blade, so its UP there! I don't know how far open my gate is exactly, but spreading rock salt, I leave the flaps wide open and in an open area I crank the speed up all the way. I only turn it down a little if i'm around cars...

    Too many variables to really get similar results with similar settings, here's a few variables I can think of:

    Type of product being spread, texture, weight, moisture content, size..
    Wind...
    Height of your spreader off of the ground will determine it a little bit, the wind combined with the height will change a lot.

    Ground speed I couldn't tell you because not only am I running 37" tires that make the speedometer inaccurate, but speedometers really aren't accurate at speeds under 15 mph or so anyway.

    But I will say this- on blacktop I can definately see where I have been!!! I prefer to lay it on kinda thick though, charge by the pound make sure they get their moneys worth payup :D

    Depends on how you charge though, but at this point in time I prefer the per pound method. If you are charging per job I couldn't tell you any good advice. I'm pretty new to spreading so I am still learning!

    Good luck
    Eric