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Salt spreading

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by SteveR, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. SteveR

    SteveR Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    This is my first year really spreading salt,have allways used sand. My question is what type of light to use to watch the discharge? I have a white light but cant see the salt well, does amber work better?
  2. andrewlawnrangr

    andrewlawnrangr Senior Member
    Messages: 339

    i just use a simple tractor light that i attached to the frame of the spreader and conected it to my trailer plug. i plugged it into the trailer plug so it wouldnt pull from the spreader.. i am able to see the salt fine.. good luck..
  3. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    amber works very good and if you have the room ,use them both. I use both on my truck and they work great.
  4. edinning

    edinning Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Plugging into the trailer plug what did you use to power and how did you turn on/off?
  5. dmontgomery

    dmontgomery PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,238

    if it is a 7 wire plug the center is 12v and the bottom left is ground.....as you look at it.....

    I only use it for backing so it comes on in reverse and goes off in drive......

  6. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    No light. I know the settings on my spreader for different applications. Also if it doesn't indicate jam and the vibrater noise doesn't increase I know it's putting down material. A quick look in mirror confirms this as I see salt bouncing on pavement. In a parking lot I can also double check as I pass area already done which gives me a full view of applied salt.