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Polycaster feed issues

Discussion in 'Fisher Engineering Discussion' started by dzlpete, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. dzlpete

    dzlpete Junior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 13

    I have a new 1.8 yd polycaster- first plastic spreader, been running a Swenson SS model for a while now. Anyway, I don't spread the usual salt/sand mix, rather a very small < 1/8" chipped stone product called locally "bevy chip" .
    The polycaster has a bowl shaped hopper rather than the usual sloped sides. Material gets hung up quite often, is there anything short of my usual "jump in the hopper with a shovel" routine that might help with easier more consistent feeding?
  2. leigh

    leigh 2000 Club Member
    from CT
    Messages: 2,342

    Maybe a vibrator ?
  3. dzlpete

    dzlpete Junior Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 13

    I had thought along that line. Are there units commercially available?
  4. Lawn Rover

    Lawn Rover Inactive
    Messages: 90

    Spray the sides with fluid film?