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What would it hurt?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Italiano67, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I have two Snoway 8 ft electric Vbox spreaders. I have had zero trouble with them but of course I want to test deeper waters. What would it hurt to install 3/4 hp motors instead of the 1/2 hp ones and add a little more capacity? Am I asking for trouble? Would they work at that hp with electric?
     
  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Like the Viagra commercial says: BIGGER IS BETTER! :eek:
     
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    LOL But what u need a bigger motor
     
  4. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I guess what I am asking is will the gear box hold up or will the bigger motor work as well with the truck' s electrical system. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    I dont understand, what would putting the biiger motor get you? If you just want to hold, more the motor dosent matter ??
     
  6. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Have you ever run a electric Vbox? If you have you will know that with a big load it isnt exactly an easy task for the spreader to start after traveling etc. My theory is that with a bigger motor big loads would unload easier and with more grunt. I am sorry if my questions are confusing you.
     
  7. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    No I have never used a Electric Vbox, only gas ones !!

    I understand now, if the loads tobig the electric motors have a hard time moving the drag chain/ belt then.

    Right?
     
  8. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    You got it.:salute:
     
  9. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Ok,, Well hell Put a bigger motor on it ::D

    LOL, bigger is better right... I'm not sure what it would do
     
  10. KGRlandscapeing

    KGRlandscapeing 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,660

    ur question to be better answerd is Would the 1/2hp gearbox stand up to a 3/4hp motor
     
  11. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    Well is there a reason they dont come from the factory with bigger ones? Those are the questions I want answers too.
     
  12. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Wheres Tom from Snow way????????????

    Maybe he could help
     
  13. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    I own 2 electric v-box salters. One swensen and one snowway. The swensen has no change in the speed regardless of the amount we load. The snow way drops some, but not enough to change the motor... What type of trucks do you run these on?
     
  14. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    1998 Chev 2500 and 2007 2500 HD. The motors really bog at start up but do keep running. I want to be clear that they do a sufficient job, I just would like a little more power. The 2007 has dual batteries and there is no difference in power.
     
  15. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,262

    I'll agree, they don't spread fast. But kept clean our electric v-box salters win hands down over gas. My guys hated the gas motors. What made you go with the electric?
     
  16. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 640

    I had the Snoway gas version and I spent more time trying to start and maintaining it than spreading salt.I will never own another gas. Nice and quiet by the apartments also.I did have the Swenson LPV and had to put a bigger sprocket on it to speed it up. It was really slow in spreading.