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Spreader Control Unit

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by BigDawg, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. BigDawg

    BigDawg Member
    Messages: 66

    I did a search and could not find anything there. I bought a Meyer Mini Spreader, I guess it can hold 600 lbs. I did not get a box with this spreader. Will any box, like a buyers, work on this motor. I imagine it will, but I just want to make sure before go dumping money into one.
  2. Highpoint

    Highpoint Senior Member
    Messages: 241

    YES. We have found that for the money and ease of installation, the Buyers works great. Good Luck.payup :nod:
  3. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    I was given a big Fisher stainless spreader with no controller. I wondered what I would use to make a controller for it. No way am I going to pay $150 + for one and have the spreaders motor go out after that expense.
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    I only salt on empty lots , I have a on and off switch and a 30 amp breaker. Power supply is a heavy duty extention cord. It does the job.
  5. Robhollar

    Robhollar Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    I saw 3 or 4 control boxes on ebay eayler this week...Rob
  6. lawnmedic

    lawnmedic Senior Member
    Messages: 703

    I have an older Meyer control. It is electronic, but does not have blast control. It starts at full speed then slows to dial setting... I don't need it any more as spreader is toast. If your interested in it email me and we can discuss price...Chuck...P.S. I won't be able to retrieve email till morning
  7. BigDawg

    BigDawg Member
    Messages: 66

    Well, I bought myself a new gift to the tune of $200.00 and change. I bought from a local Meyer Dist. out my way. Thanks for the imput.:drinkup:
  8. elite1

    elite1 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    I have a stainless western, I made a control for it. 3 speeds hi/med/low. works well, I like it better than a turn dial. The med spins about 4 feet wider than the truck and low is the with of the truck. - cost was about $ 25.00

    I also made an electric gate opener. Leave the spinner on and open and close the gate to control flow. - cost was about $18.00
  9. badranman

    badranman Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    How did you make it and where did you get the parts?
  10. elite1

    elite1 Senior Member
    Messages: 187

    Very simple-

    speed control- consists of a 3 position switch, and some ceramic resistors found at your local radio shack. I had the factory turn style rheostat. I measured the resistance and substituted. I tested it as I went along, and +/- resistance to get the desired speeds.

    The gate opener- is an auto door lock actuator and a switch to run it.
    very cheap and effective.