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sand through a fisher2000

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by xc23, Dec 12, 2007.

  1. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    Has any one ran sand through a fisher 1000 or 2000 tailgate spreader. The fisher Boucher says not to (salt only) . I was wondering if any one had any experiences with this , and or what could go wrong with trying it. The unit has a sealed motor housing and greasable bearing on the spinner that I grease regularly, and I would use dry sand only.Any help would be appriciated.
  2. lowsnow

    lowsnow Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    It all depends on how it flows and how clumpy it is. I've got a Fisher 2000 swingaway at the moment, and although I've never used sand in it, it is horendous with bulk salt. The particulate is too small and moist for this spreader. As for dry sand, I would do this as a test. Take a handful of the sand you intend to use, when you make a fist and it still runs trough your fingers, you should be fine. Running a vibrator may help with it packing up.
  3. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    sand through 2000

    Well I guess my next ques was answered already as well . I run bagged salt in the 2000. So far it works great but the price is not to competitive. I will try 100 lbs of sand on a test to see how it works ,I just don't want to chew up the bearing or hurt the motor.
  4. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,246

    it wont work, but you can try it..
  5. xc23

    xc23 Member
    Messages: 79

    Can you give me a little more info , Have you had any experince with sand in the unit . does it freeze up? Will it not spread properly? Does it damage the unit? Thanks
  6. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have a Western 1000. I have ran dry sand, kitty litter, oil dry and bagged salt through it. Even ran some wet salt through it but needed a vibrator to do the wet sand. All the dry materials were easy to use and webt through it with no problems.