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Opinions on Wireless stainless steel Downeaster sander

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ssprtman12, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. ssprtman12

    ssprtman12 Junior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 20

    We are looking to add a 5yd stainless steel sander to one of our 650s. We had a regular steel one that rotted out quick so we are looking to go stainless. Any opinions on these sanders. More so any advice or feedback on having a remote/wireless setup versus wiring the truck etc.

  2. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    Go with a snow ex 9500
  3. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I have a couple of gas stainless steel Swenson spreaders that are wireless. I have had a few problems with the wireless and have had to replace the receivers. It is handy to be able to switch it to another truck easily if the truck breaks down. If you go this route, make sure you learn how to bypass the remote control and still run the sander.

    STARSHIP Member
    Messages: 38

    We just purchased a 4.5 yarder wireless too (just picked it up yesterday). Is it in the manual how to bypass the remote? If not, can you give a quick lesson hear? I loved the idea of a wireless, as like you mentioned, you can switch it to another vehicle pretty easy if the truck goes down. Loosing the remote scares me (I wouldn't mind trying to pick up another one as a spare), or something going wrong with the control box also scares me a bit.