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Pro Flo2 Restoration - Check it out!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by millsaps118, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    I just bought this slightly used ProFlo2. It was in great condition with very little rust and everything worked except it had a bad conveyor roller bearing and missing spinner that had rotted off the shaft. The original owner ran sand/salt thru it and told me it only seen maybe 6-8 ton in the 2 seasons he used it. It then sat in his horse barn for 2 years then I bought it, about 2wks ago.

    Instead of just replacing the bearing right away, I completely gutted the entire unit. Went thru it with a fine tooth comb top to bottom and inside out ( I'm just anil like that when I buy used stuff) I scraped,wire wheeled and grinded off all the rust and pealing powder coat, refinished with 2 coats of Rustoleum primer, 2 coats of Rustoleum Premium paint, undercoating, and 2 coats of Rustoleum clear coat.

    The only thing I had to replace on this unit was the 1 bearing, belt tensioner idler pulley, and both idler bolts w/locking nuts that adjust the conveyor tension. The bearing was replaced with a higher quality bearing with a locking collar that also has set screw. I replaced the belt tensioner pulley with a steel one instead of the OEM plastic one. I also upgraded the conveyor guard plate to 10 gauge steel instead of the cheap thin OEM guard.

    It does need a spinner. I have not yet looked for a replacement.

    I have over 50hrs in this restore and took my time and made sure everything was looked over, cleaned, re-greased and repainted.

    I bought it with a partial truck side mount, complete harness, variable speed controller.

    Condition when I brought it home, that's the truck side mount you kind of see in the pic:
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=photo033.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/photo033.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Feed gate Bracket b4:
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000257.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000257.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Feed gate bracket - Hopper cross support - Idler Pulley bracket AFTER:
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=FEEDGATE-HOPPER-TENBRKETREPAINT.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/FEEDGATE-HOPPER-TENBRKETREPAINT.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  2. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Converoy Tray/Frame b4:
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000261.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000261.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Conveyor tray/frame - Spinner guard AFTER:
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000272.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000272.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <ahref="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000273.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000273.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <ahref="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000274.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000274.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a><a
  3. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000299.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000299.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000277.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000277.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    Final assembly

    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=Photo043.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/Photo043.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000365.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000365.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  4. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Crappy pics from my cheap dig cam......

    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=Photo045.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/Photo045.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000326.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000326.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000310.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000310.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000311.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000311.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  5. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    3 more......

    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000319.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000319.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=HOPPERTOPV.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/HOPPERTOPV.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    What I use as a "pre wetting" system:laughing:
    <a href="http://s772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/?action=view&current=IM000332.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i772.photobucket.com/albums/yy9/twister199/PRO%20FLO2/IM000332.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
  6. FordFisherman

    FordFisherman PlowSite.com Addict
    from 06611
    Messages: 1,613

    Nice job, looks good.
  7. SullivanSeptic

    SullivanSeptic PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,422

    Nice job. She looks brand new. I wish I had the time to rehab some of the stuff in my shop. If you put 50 hours into that, then I have about 6 month of restoration to do on random stuff in my shop. I am jealous.
  8. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Disassembling takes a bit of time, especially when everything is rusted shut. The torch and various pullers became my best friends.
  9. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    Hey millsaps118 were did you find the best place to get the bearings and stuff just bought one off ebay that needs some work
  10. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    Looks brand new, good job. I'd cover the entire thing in fluid film!
  11. Elite Property Services

    Elite Property Services Senior Member
    Messages: 230

  12. millsaps118

    millsaps118 Senior Member
    Messages: 702

    Thanks guys for the great comments!:drinkup: FF gets sprayed on all my equipment. It was a fun little project to do.

    Wideout -- I only had to buy 1 bearing and the tensioner pulley so I just bought it at a local farm supply shop. They also fab'd the conveyor guard that I upgraded to 10ga plate. If you have any Q's on your tear down let me know, I'll be happy to help.

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    If you don't mind me asking how much did it set you back when you bought it?
  14. .5racer

    .5racer Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    has anyone set these up to go in line to the bed and rotate the spinner 90 deg in stead of crossways as they are . I just got one also and needs cleaned and painted . That will come this summer . Useing as is for now . BUT can these be set up inline to the truck bed ??
  15. wideout

    wideout Senior Member
    from iowa
    Messages: 727

    I'm sure i'll have a couple questions for ya