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salter controller?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by ScnicExcellence, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. ScnicExcellence

    ScnicExcellence Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    I am looking to make a controller for a salter 500 lb tailgate.

    I don't remember the make i think it is snow ex. And it can hold 500 pounds weight.

    I would like to know how the controller works?

    I am trying to design the controller for it.

    My guess is i need a rheostat and an on off switch. is there anything else i need and how would i wire it together.

    I would imagine i need a battery +/- running to the switch for the salter. then from the switch to the salter and that is about all i can think of i don't know how to connect it to the rheostat, and how big of rheostat do i need?
    how big of wires would i need?
    how can i install a punch pulse to break the salt up a bit? ( do i need this? )
  2. ScnicExcellence

    ScnicExcellence Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    Oh yeah i am picking it up tomorrow and am getting the salter without wires or controller for $300 working condition, he just got a bigger salter and reused the control and wires
  3. Gumpy52

    Gumpy52 Member
    Messages: 70

    I think you will be better off if you buy a factory controller.or look on ebay for a use unit They are soild state circuit board, not the old style rheostat type. I now that Snowex salt spreader use a 10 amp fuse in their system.
  4. ScnicExcellence

    ScnicExcellence Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    It is a snowex 1076 or 1075 it is like 6 years old and i am getting it for $300. without wires or controller
  5. clark lawn

    clark lawn PlowSite.com Addict
    from NE ohio
    Messages: 1,233

    i looked into making one a couple years ago and by the time i bought all the stuff i had almost as much in it as a new one would cost. look on ebay they are alway on there. thoses things pull big power so you need hevy duty stuff inside which = $$$
  6. ScnicExcellence

    ScnicExcellence Senior Member
    Messages: 352

    My buddy is an elevator mechanic and said he could probably get me everything i need for free from work. I would really appreciate someone telling me some info on how these controllers work, and how they connect on the snow ex salters? Any info would be great.