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Best Setting for Salt Dogg 1500 & 2000?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by millsaps118, Oct 22, 2010.

  1. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    My SHPE2000 is on the way. My first V Box so wanted some advice on baffles, auger & spinner setting for untreated bulk salt. Occasionally will be spreading 70/30 sand/salt.

    I was reading the manual online and it says the factory settings are for dry bagged rock salt. Will these setting work for bulk salt?
  2. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I messed around with mine for a while and in the end I just ended up taking the baffles out. I worked the best for me. I think you will have to atleast open your baffels up a little and then its all up to you. As far as where to set auger and spinner I cant tell you what to do there but I can tell you where I had mine. I ran the auger all the way up and the spinner was adjusted up and down as needed for the app. With the auger all the way up I was moving at a nice fast pace. Thats all I can tell you about that. Make sure you carry a wrench with you so if salt freezes you can put a few turns on the auger.
  3. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Thanks Mike, any info will give me a good baseline to start at and an idea of what to expect. I did read about people taking the baffles out, this seems like it may be the way to go.
  4. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    I know a lot of ppl here run these spreaders, no one else want to share info???????
  5. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    saalt dogg

    what size wrench? and where is it that you turn them
  6. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    1"1/4 is what the manual says and it goes on the nut bolted on the auger shaft back by the chute.
  7. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I run mine at the stock setting, but maybe will adjust wider to cut down on daming due to frozen chunks. I personally dont think the sand mix will work to well unless is it super dry. Other than that, I love mine to death!
  8. G&T LAWN

    G&T LAWN Senior Member
    Messages: 149

    I do ot have the baffles out of mine. I would have to be very dry. Run the auger at 6 and the spinner at ten. I only viberate when it get toward the bottum. I have had mine plug under wet conditions.
  9. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Anybody else running with baffles out? Any problems with that? Seems like the stock settings are very small.
  10. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Just bought mine used didn't have baffles and it won't spread without them. Auger jams up before I can make it to the first lot.
  11. ohiogreenworks

    ohiogreenworks Senior Member
    Messages: 381

    Yep mine would not work without the baffles either. I guess too much weight sitting on the auger. I ended up adjusting them to 3/4 of the way open and it worked ok, then my auger motor went out, replaced under warranty, then I sold the truck :)
  12. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    I have 2 of the 2 yarders..... I have both baffles open to about 2 inches.... But I am finding that the salt is unloading much faster from the rear of the box (rear of truck) than the front. I want to change that. I want it to unload from the front first so I keep weight on the rear, behind the wheels...... I run my auger at 3 and my spinner at 10 most of the time.
  13. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    I've found with my 1500 spreading wet Magic salt,that with the baffles wide open seems to work best.
  14. Cmbrsum

    Cmbrsum Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    I just got my 2000 and am waiting for a chance to use it. I run dry bulk salt. I will be using it at Walgreens and maveriks. As close as I can tell testing it so far I will be running auger at 3 and spinner about 8.
  15. SnowGuy

    SnowGuy Senior Member
    from NW Ohio
    Messages: 201

    I have a new SD 2000 and someone on here told me to run the front baffle wide open and the rear open 3" and it works GREAT !!! Went through 12,800 pounds so far !!!
  16. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    on the shpe 2000 what does it take to access to the auger bolt. Just want to know if anything happens. Is it just the cover for the gear motor and its right there or what? any thought?
  17. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    auger on 4 spinner on 8 for commercial spinner on 4 for resies
  18. deere615

    deere615 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,919

    I ran mine with out baffles have tried them with. If you guys read the manual it says the stock setting on the baffles is set for dry bagged salt so yes at least open them. At first use I was running auger at 5 and spinner at 5 and that spread to much in too small of an area now I am running auger at 4 and spinner at 8 seems alright
  19. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    any info on access to the auger nut?
  20. 06slvrctd

    06slvrctd Member
    Messages: 55

    Remove the spinner assembly from the hopper and the auger nut is up inside the opening the salt falls down.

    You'll need an 1 1/4" wrench to turn the auger.