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Installing Salt Dogg spreader

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ford6.9, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I am going to be installing my salt dogg shpe2000 today for the first time. Any tips trick or hints someone that has done this before could share? Any wiring tips? I hate to wire things.
  2. Sno4U

    Sno4U Senior Member
    Messages: 480

    Its pretty easy. Follow the instructions. Lay everything out ahead of time as if it was in the truck. The hardest part is getting a hole in the firewall of your truck without hitting anything important on the inner firewall of your truck. ..and stay away from anything hot(exhaust pipe-tranny) and you'll do fine.:)
  3. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Yes those are some big plugs that they want you to put through the fire wall! I just punched a hole with my green lee punch set. No risk hiting any thing important with the green lee!
  4. TurfSolutionsMN

    TurfSolutionsMN Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 302

    I Installed mine a week ago and it was very simple I don't think it really could of been any easier.
  5. ghost

    ghost Member
    Messages: 65

    ditto It was very easy
  6. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Thanks for the input guys, I got it installed this afternoon. I was a bit worried at first due to the fact I am horrible at wiring anything. Well it was as easy as hooking up a plow. I already had my firewall hole there and just looped it onto the battery and then two metal screws to mount the controller and I drilled a small hole behind the drive seat and ran the wires down my frame rail. Super simple, time wise two guys never installing something like this before about 1-2 hours while taking our time and relaxing. I loaded up just a little bit of magic salt and figured the controls should be set auger 5-6 and spinner at 6-7. Does that sound about right? And I also wanted to see what would happen when putting some grit salt mix in there put in maybe 150 pounds of that. This was very wet and looked like cement mix (sand salt little grit) it spread that just fine but had to leave the vibrator on. Is it common to have to leave that on even when doing salt? So far I am very please with what seems to be a great product. Oh and I almost forgot, this thing is so light! One man can lift it and someone else can back the truck under it, absolutely awesome.
  7. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    I run both of mine with the vibes on all the time. I love them.:drinkup:
  8. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    A few quick questions..

    Has anyone ever mounted LED's the the back of their poly salt dogg? ( fearful of drilling somewhere I shouldn't. If i even should

    Has someone figured a way to lock the salter in the bed of the truck so it cant be stolen?

    And I have read a few things on strapping this down. I was did the cross strap method, but was wondering if anyone else did something different or had any hints to share with me there. Or common issue that may arise.
  9. bgjj

    bgjj Junior Member
    Messages: 22

    Yeah I have a tip, very first tip I got within minutes of getting mine last year,
    while picking mine up at dealer, another guy just left with his, got mine loaded hung around a bit looking at other stuff.
    Then that guy comes back after stopping at fast food joint down the road for lunch, well he had a brand new Salter but while eating at the fast food joint his spinner went missing (tip) rig it up so you can lock it on or take it off when parked somewhere, it is very handy it can come on and off that easy. But
    I got the same tip that guy got and it didn't cost me a spinner
    Man that sucks I really felt bad for that guy
  10. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    Man you have to lock everything down these days ......................thats BS

  11. does anyone have the digital display controller? if so how is it supposed to be hooked up?