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Ohiosnow

Senior Member
Location
Ohio
to test their salters before loading them. I had to go salt for my friend (5:00am) as his salter wouldn't work so I asked him if he tested it before he loaded it up (1000#), uh no I guess I should have.

Lucky for him I was able to find a loose conn. this morning (7:30am), & sent him on his way to his other jobs :) . I guess I thought everyone would check to see if the motor-auger was able to spin before loading. :confused:
 

BRL

PlowSite.com - Veteran
Location
Somerset, NJ
No matter how prepared you are, stuff happens though. I loaded 2 different sub's v-boxes after watching them test them while I scooped, and they both broke down. One had some chain links break & the other one I forget what happened. So even though they ran them right before loading, they were shoveled empty :-(
 
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Ohiosnow

Ohiosnow

Senior Member
Location
Ohio
BRL

now that would $uck. :eek: but I guess anything can & will happen sometime. At least you did test them first, he didn't even check, but maybe in your case that would pi$$ me off even more :( .
 

OBRYANMAINT

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
ohio
we do chech them now...................a few times ago we loaded salt into a v-box , first stop happens to be across town and sure enough motor wont start....new plug fixed it, but learned a lesson.......we warm it up before loading now and have an extra plug and wrench in the truck
 

Alan

PlowSite.com Addict
Vee box from hell

We used to be involved with an older Torwell vee box. I used to dread going out with that thing. I saw times when I would test it before it was loaded, load it and let it sit overnight, knowing I was going to need it in the morning. Get up at 0-dark-thirty and something would be loose,, or fallen off, or broken. The thing had a gear reduction, 8 hp Briggs that we never could get the vibration out of. Charging coil was show so we finally ran battery lead from the truck battery back to the spreader starter, taht took care of one snafu. But it would loosen the starter up,, or the carb, or shake the choke solenoid loose, or, or, or. The list was endless. It was one of my happiest days when we got a hydraulic spreader on our dump truck and I could wave goodbye to that albatross. I must have gotten everything worked out, becase the box is still around,, and still running. Real suck pill is that the owners since I had it say it is totally reliable.
 

Pelican

2000 Club Member
I think I have the same sander, Alan, and I spend more time fixing it than I do running it. My worst experience was during a blizzard a few years ago. I was sanding up a mountain and it was snowing so hard you could only see 5' ahead, you couldn't tell if there was sand coming out or not. Unfortunately, the spinner bearing had siezed and I pulled the whole mountain before I had a chance to stop. By then the electric clutch was smoked. Had to shovel that load off. I think I've learned all the trouble areas on it now too, it's been pretty good this season, though I haven't used it much. I'm looking forward to getting rid of it and switching to hydraulic for next season.

One other practice I do is start the pony motor when I start the truck and let it run 5 to 10 minutes. The yard I work out of is about 25 minutes from home and I've had occasions where the road spray will soak the ignition and short it out. Warming it up eliminates that. I also carry WD40.
 
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