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what rpm does a spreader wheel spin?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by vtjeeper, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. vtjeeper

    vtjeeper Junior Member
    from vermont
    Messages: 14

    what rpm does a spreader wheel spin to throw the sand? 200rpm? 400, 540, 1000rpm? does anyone know? does the diameter change the desired rpm? 10, 12, 15"?
  2. yardsmith

    yardsmith Senior Member
    Messages: 248

    rpm is rpm, no matter how big the disc.
    most tailgate spreaders have a rheostat which makes the rpm variable depending on your needs.
    Most 1/3 hp motors are usually around 1650 rpm at full speed