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Meyer Mini Spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Dieselman19, Jan 14, 2005.

  1. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    does anyone use a Meyer spreader, do you they work well? im trying to decide if i should repairm one i have?
  2. NJ Plowman

    NJ Plowman Senior Member
    Messages: 794

    I use several Meyers Mini Spreader 36000's and I think they are great. We buy them for around $200.00 used and then always put a new motor on them and do a few mods like silicone over the wire attachment studs on the motor, add a rubber mud flap and bracket to the frame, add a light and bracket to the frame, and wire on the lids with a removable cotter pin and cable lanyards, put a sliding "door" on the front to help in emptying them and a "clump screen" across the top of them. Recently, we started upfitting vibrators to them and that was the best thing we ever did. We end up replacing the motors every 3 or 4 years but generally we love them. :nod:
  3. Drottlawn

    Drottlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 364

    Model 36000

    I also have to agree on the 36000 :nod: . I use one all of the time and no problems. The only thing I do to it is spray silicone on the motor shaft after every event. 2 years on motor and still going! :redbounce :bluebounc purplebou
  4. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,392

    Do any of you guys have a picture of the spreader (3600) that you use?
  5. Dieselman19

    Dieselman19 Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    i only have the hopper and steel frame and nothing else, i got a western 2000 spreader in the mean time
  6. SCSIndust

    SCSIndust Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    An extra couple hundred bucks, and you'll have a great little spreader.

    NJ Plowman: What do you use rubber flaps for? Sounds interesting... you peaked my curiousity.
  7. badranman

    badranman Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    I have a Meyer hitch spreader (don't know the model) and like was mentioned above I added a vibrator to it. That made a BIG difference, I didn't have to throw it into a lake afterall.