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Fisher Pro Caster

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by gmlcinc, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. gmlcinc

    gmlcinc Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    I switched to a v box this year and got the pro caster. I thought there was a way to open a chute and quickly off load the salt at the end of the day, but I'm not seeing anything on this box. What do you guys do? Leave them filled or empty them out and is there a way on this pro caster?
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Without a pic, it's hard to say for your unit specifically. They should have a gate on the back wall, operated by a handle on the drivers side. Pulling the handle down would open the gate wide.

    Did you buy it new or used.

    Leaving salt/sand in a spreader is never a good idea.
  3. Lynden-Jeff

    Lynden-Jeff PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,433

    There is a gate on both versions of the poly caster, if you open it up all the way and throw it on full blast it should empty out pretty fast. If you post a picture of the back end I can point it out for you.
  4. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    AMEN to that!!!

    Post a pic we will be able to help you out better.
  5. gmlcinc

    gmlcinc Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Yes it was a used unit that i bought but it's in pretty good shape it wasn't used much. Ok I will post a pic. It has a gate that I can open but I just wasn't sure if there was a way to empty it without running the spinner..

    We are having some problems with it now. It worked fine the first time we used it and then I went to spread a couple days later and it only wants to run the conveyor chain that pulls the salt out for a couple seconds at a time. It looks like it may have a few links that are getting froze up. So we are going to change the belt to the clutch (it got burned up pretty bad) and try to get it emptied out and oil the chain up today and see what happens..
  6. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    A shovel? If you dont have a salt pile to back up to make a little plywood box you can back into with three sides(i guess it isnt actually a box:dizzy:) The salt will stay in that confined area. back in and turn it up with the gate open.
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Give the bed chain a good dousing with something that is a good penetrant/highly detergent. ATF would work well. Soak it down, let it sit for a few days.
  8. gmlcinc

    gmlcinc Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Well here are some pics but we got it working for now. I have a salt storage shed we emptied it in but thats a pain in the butt! Can't wait to switch to the hydraulic unit next year over this gas engine tho and I think I"ll be looking for one with a setup easier for unloading.