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Spare parts for SS Byers Salt Dog

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by jcos, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. jcos

    jcos Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    Just wondered what type of spare parts I should carry with me for my v-box stainless steel salt dog. Had it serviced, seems to be running good, just want to be prepared. Also any little problems that I should expect that can be fixed on the spot or tricks of the trade.
  2. bridge577

    bridge577 Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 30

    I have had one for 2 years now. Keep it cleaned out real good at least once a week, during use, and grease the fitting. I have not had a single problem with it.I keep a long pole in truck in case it jams because of wet salt.But you bought quality and paid the price so just enjoy making money with it.
  3. basher

    basher PlowSite Fanatic
    from 19707
    Messages: 8,993

    If you keep it well serviced the only things you might want to carry are

    a couple #40 roller chain master links
    a 12 volt motor solenoid (the same as most plow solenoids)
    spare fuses
    a spark plug
    qt of oil (check it every time it gets gas)
    grease gun (lots pf grease will get you though a storm if a bearing "heads south")
    wire repair supplies (i.e. butt connector, ring terminal)

    and a tool box with at least

    a pair of adjustable wrenches (a 8" and a 10",)
    a wire tool, test light ( I prefer a multi tester but a test light will do)
    needle nose pliers
    slip joint pliers
    multi bit screwdriver (can be a pain but is easier then carrying 6 drivers)
    hammer (aka BFH,)
    plug socket and ratchet
    a can of fluid film (or some inferior spray lube and a tube of di-electric,)

    Anything else is going to require shop tools anyway so why carry them in the truck.

    If you want to be incredibly well prepared, in the shop you keep a
    electric throttle motor
    electric clutch
    pintle chain repair links
    spinner bearings