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Drop off shute modification

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by plowking35, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Bought a spreader off craigslist.
    needed an engine, so automatic conversion to electric was in order
    Also needed a spinner shaft, so decided that I would give a try and create a removable shute and spinner.
    I have paid others to do this conversion in the past but wanted to do this one myself.
    I also wanted to give a try with out any welding so that anyone with basic mechanical skills could bolt together this assembly.
    I used 24" of 1 " keyed shaft
    16 Tooth sprocket at the top ( may have to change to a 12 tooth once I field test unit)
    love joy connector
    4- 4inch centers pillow block bearings
    2-4 inch stainless steel hinges
    Went together in less than 2 hrs
    I cut the extra flaps and baffles out of the shute, I find they are useless
    Next located where I wanted to cut shute, cut shute where hinges would be mounted. Mounted hinges
    Drilled holes for 2 extra bearings
    mounted all bearings and slid shaft into position
    Mocked up love joy connector cuts on shaft
    Cut shaft, installed love joy connectors on shaft
    cut remainder of of shute
    Installed upper portion of shute assembly
    lined up top sprocket on shaft with gear box sprocket
    cut and install sprocket
    cut and install drive chain
    cut and drill bottom of shaft and install spinner

    fisher drop shute left side.jpg

    fisher drop shute rear.jpg

    fisher drop shute right side.jpg

    fisher drop shute swing away.jpg

    fisher electric conversion.jpg
  2. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    Easy way to create a hub assembly for urethane spinners
    4" pipe floor flange with 1" pipe nipple
    Drill hole, and 2.5" spring pin to hold in place
    Easy peasy lemon squeezy

    spinner hub assembly.jpg
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,781

    Nice job. I like the simple aproach.(no welding) quick and easy. Hope you get lots of use out of it.