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Salt Dogg spinner question

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by ford6.9, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    So I have a 2 yard salt dogg which has been great. My only issue is that is seems like it isn't spreading the salt as far as it used to when I first got it. Is there an adjustment I can make? First few times out I could throw salt as far as i wanted to, Now its only about 12'
  2. lawnprolawns

    lawnprolawns Senior Member
    Messages: 965

    transformer= more voltage!

    Does everything turn freely? I suppose with time motor components could wear and not perform as well, even if there was nothing binding up. I dont know squat about electric spreader motors, but if they have brushes, you could try cleaning those.
  3. AOS

    AOS Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    With my 2 yard saltdogg the amount of salt put on spinner affects the distance the salt is thrown. It would be better if they had a more powerful spinner motor? They did have a upgrade to there auger motor which I posted pics of a few weeks back.
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Good luck with a transformer on DC................

    Is the spinner clean? Sometimes mine gets loaded up in the grooves and affects spreading.
  5. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I am going to take a look at it tomorrow, to make sure its clean. I have noticed that the amount of salt on the spinner makes a difference on throwing distance. I may look into upgrading the motor over the summer.
  6. T-MAN

    T-MAN PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,363

    Has the spinner assembly moved at all ?
    If you backed into something they do have some give, and will push back towards the bumper. Causing the spinner to face downward instead of upward. You can adjust it back by loosening the bolts and pulling it back out.
  7. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I thought that may had been the case but I have not back into anything, I have been very careful about that.

    I was wondering if there was a set screw or something that may adjust the amount of spin that's put off???
  8. madcj8

    madcj8 Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Have you checked the shaft coupler from the motor to the spinner? I was just trying our new SS V-box this morning and barely got a load through before the spinner was acting real lethargic. Tightened the set screws and all better!

    I'm wondering if a Lovejoy style connector would help anything.