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Wet or damp salt in Tailgate Spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Porkchop, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. Porkchop

    Porkchop Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Anybody out there have any luck moving wet or damp salt through a Tailgate Spreader with a vibrator kit on it. I use a Meyer Mini Jr and I can run Anti-skid through with no problem. Works great until I have to switch to the salt. Seems to bridge up real bad !!
    Thanks,
    Porkchop
     
  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    I have a few Meyer's 36000 "Mini Spreaders". Everytime I used bulk salt in them it would bridge up. Bagged worked fine. The auger digs a hole straight up and around itself and then the spreader just stopped spreading. I just bought a few vibrators from Parts Central and I am going to wire them up tonight. I will let you know how they work as soon as I get some snow in New Jersey... :cry:
     
  3. home rescue

    home rescue Member
    from wv
    Messages: 94

    Vibrator kit works great. Just put one on myn fisher tailgate spreader and I flow bulk magic salt thru it. Just like you said wet product digs a hole and bridges but as soom as you switch the vibrator on the magic slides right thru smoothly, matter of fact it spreads better and more evenly than when i used dry bagged salt or calcium.
     
  4. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Hook-up was a snap, took all of about half an hour. The hardest part was rolling out an extension cord for the drill. If I had a cordless drill I could have done the install in half the time!!!

    Now if we ever get any snow in New Jersey I will let you know how I like it! :cool:
     
  5. Porkchop

    Porkchop Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Damp / Wet Salt

    Thanks for the reply guys. I just put a Karrier Vibrator on our Meyer Mini Jr and it works great. We just spread about a 1/2 ton of salt and some Anti-Skid this morning and we did not have a single problem. Both materials flowed through the spreader without bridging. I got the Karrier Vibrator directly from Karrier - GREAT PRODUCT !!!!
    And easy to install.
     
  6. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Glad to know it's working well!

    Hey guy,

    I can't tell you how happy I am that you guys like what we've built. Getting feedback about Sure-Flow vibrator installation time and success stories is really great.

    If you need a new spinner motor controller for your spreader check out our Omega controller. It may look like a simple controller, but the feature we put into it are out of this world. www.karrierco.com

    Bob Church
    President,
    Karrier Company
    800-709-4434
     
  7. Runner

    Runner Senior Member
    Messages: 957

    Just out of curiosity, how much do these vibrators sell for?
     
  8. Bob Church

    Bob Church Member
    Messages: 86

    Vibrator Pricing

    Our standard Sure-Flow kit for plastic tailgate spreaders currently sells for $219. The high performance Sure-Flow kits for Vee-Pro spreaders is only $239, the Z-80 Twin kit for small steel v-box spreaders is $409 and the Z-200 Twin kit for 8' to 16' long steel v-box spreaders and dump trucks is only $449. Right now we are offering free UPS ground shipping to all USA and Canadian customers.

    Bob