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New electric Swenson spreader

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by Italiano67, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    I just bought the new 7 ft Swenson LPV electic spreader yesterday and ran 4 loads thru it. I am pleased so far as it did not have any problems with starting with a heaped load. The gate and chute have to be wide open in order to get a sufficient amount of material. I would say that maybe my other gas snoway unit was a tad faster but it is hard to tell with with a poly spinner.I am so used to hearing the salt deflect of the metal spinner to tell me if enough is coming out. If I would change anything it might be conveyor speed a touch.I love the simplicity and the quiet running of the unit. Especially at night by condos and apts. I paid 3200 plus tax and 150 installation. What do you guys think? Did I overpay?It is a powdercoated unit.
  2. echovalley

    echovalley Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 456

    Were are the pics? come on lets see it in action.Is it a dual or single electric motor
  3. Joe Lombardo

    Joe Lombardo Member
    Messages: 63

    I just picked up a 1 yard Downeaster, electric a week ago, finished getting it all hooked up and waiting for an opportunity to use it. I am glad to hear that yours worked well for you, I looked into purchasing a LPV from a dealer in New Hampshire and he tried to talk me out of buying the electric model so I bought the Downeaster instead and saved a few dollars as well. Good luck with yours..
  4. gene gls

    gene gls PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 481

    I have a 1.5 Downeaster, going on third year. Hooked it up this afternoon,all works fine.

  5. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    It has a single electric motor. I am thinking about just changing to a slightly smaller sprocket on the drive for the apron chain. That hopefully speeds up the output a little bit.
  6. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Has anyone changed the conveyor drive sprocket to speed it up even slightly on your electric spreaders? I am considering doing that on the Swenson LPV.
  7. Italiano67

    Italiano67 Senior Member
    Messages: 645

    Well guys I downsized the drive sprocket from a 60 tooth to a 48 and it works slick. The spinner throws it farther and the conveyor is a bit faster as well. So far no troubles on starting with a load. Keeping fingers crossed.