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My new used spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by beck, Jan 5, 2004.

  1. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16


  2. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16


  3. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    left side

  4. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    It has an 8.5 HP B&S

  5. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    She needs a little bit of TLC but I think she will turn out fine and make me some money, If we ever get any snow or ice. Looking ahead at another day of cold temps then temps back in the 40s.
  6. litle green guy

    litle green guy Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    dosn't look bad, good luck with it. I've learned though that spreaders are one pice of equipment not worth buying used.
  7. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    I think it's great, even if you have to spend $300 or $400 to fix something, you are money ahead, and you're probably not making payments either.
  8. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    Here are some of the latest pics. One shows the new controller which now has a blast-off-on button on top for salt control, a throttle control button to increase and decrease the throttle, a on/off switch for the unit and the last button is the start button. We need to run two more wires to finish it, one is for the orange choke light and the other will be an added red light letting me know the engine is running. The green light lets us know we are spreading salt. The grey box is the old controller which allowed the unit to be turned off from in the cab and control the salt, but it had to be started at the engine compartment.

  9. beck

    beck Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    The second picture shows a battery box to keep it out of the weather and a shackle for tie down purposes since the holes provided are too small for the hooks on my straps.
    We also replaced one light, which was broken and added a back up light. We also changed from the four pin connector to a 7 pin to allow for the back up light.