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Where to mount vibrator on tailgate spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by terrapro, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    I just put a new karrier 80lb vibrator on an old curtis tailgate spreader I had laying around. I drilled holes and mounted it to the frame. Do you guys prefer mounted to the poly with backing plates or mounted to the metal frame?
     
  2. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    I mount mine where the hopper narrows down, about 4-6" from where the auger is at.
    Works great!
    I mount it directly to the plastic.
     
  3. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Yeah I havn't loaded it up but with maybe 100lbs so I wonder if I load it up to capacity which is 350-400lbs it won't work as well. My thought was that I just didn't want to risk cracking the poly.
     
  4. toyotaboy

    toyotaboy Member
    from DE
    Messages: 40

    the tgs07 i just purchased has the vibrator on the poly n close to the auger to break up clumps better and like bossplow2010 said 4"-6" above auger seems to do good
     
  5. BossPlow2010

    BossPlow2010 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,035

    I've had 500 lbs of salt in mine at a time, works like a charm.
     
  6. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    mount directly to the poly for maximum efficiency:mechanic:
     
  7. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Ok what is the best for mounting plates/brackets to the poly, 1/8 plate 6"-8" square on inside and out?
     
  8. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    4 bolts right on thru poly as low as poss. . no mounting plates on mine . outside . inside the hopper would destroy it quickly .
     
  9. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Really I have heard of them cracking from being just on the poly. Thought you needed a mounting plate/washer of some form. I meant the mounting plate on th einside not the vibrator.

    Well I am going to run it as is in the AM and if it isn't working as it's suppose to I'll put it to the poly.
     
  10. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    vibrator should have a flat mounting surface with 4 bolt holes .use nylock nuts with thread lock pasteThumbs Up
     
  11. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    me, i would put mounting plates on the inside and outside.
     
  12. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    you'd be dampering the vibrator . the idea is to shake the poly . have not seen one crack yet .
     
  13. bytheyardlandsc

    bytheyardlandsc Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 68

    I personaly talk to bob and holly at karrier often , there 20 minutes from home here in ohio. it should of come with a stainlees plate with 4 holes. that you mount on inside of hopper. and mounting it low is ideal. the 80 lber is built with tailgate spreaders in mind. you will ony crack the hopper if you leave it running and its empty.
     
  14. terrapro

    terrapro PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,878

    Thanks! Do you know how big the plate is?

    I ordered mine from Russo Power Equipment and did not get the full package just the vibrator.
     
  15. Spool it up

    Spool it up Senior Member
    Messages: 912

    good luck Thumbs Up
     
  16. bytheyardlandsc

    bytheyardlandsc Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 68

    the plat is just a bit longer and wider than the vibrator. its not crazy big. but it is stainless. and you should mount it with the cord pointing down.
     
  17. ducaticorse

    ducaticorse PlowSite.com Addict
    from we
    Messages: 1,426

    I'd mount it to the poly and put a plate.