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Stainless Western Spreader-\"parts\"

UNCLE BOB

Member
Hey everyone, I just bought a stainless steel western spreader for $200.00 It needs a Deflector Plate around the spinner.That's it ,can you belive that?Controls and tailgate mount included.Where can I find the deflector plate?And how much is this spreader really worth? Did I get a good deal? Thanks for the help.
 

75

PlowSite.com Addict
I think you got a good deal - almost wish I'd scooped it up! :D I think this might also be a good candidate for a urethane spinner! Unfortunately, I don't know the web site address for the manufacturer but I'm sure that http://www.allthingsiceandsnow.com can either supply them or point you in the right direction.

I imagine the best bet for the plate itself might be http://www.westernplows.com

BTW, what model did you get?




[Edited by 75 on 03-05-2001 at 03:20 AM]
 

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
A guy I work with has one (if it's the same model I'm thinking it is...), and I would DEFINATELY recommend a urethane spinner. His doesn't spread very evenly, and I've heard that the U-spinners are good for curing that. He also complains of his plugging up at the bottom, so if you can rig up and auger of some sort, it would be a good idea.

I'm not bashing you here or anything, just trying to help you get the most out of it. For $200, ya can't beat it. You could try the following web-sites to find your deflector plate:

http://www.centralparts.com

http://www.angelos-supplies.com

Not sure whether or not they'll have it, but they may be able to tell you where to go if they don't. Congrats on the deal!

-Tim
 

Rooster

Member
Location
Kansas
Uncle Bob,

Great DEAL!!!!

Locally in Kansas City, I just priced a Western Stainless Spreader the new installed price was: $5,200.00.

Congrats on the find.
 
uncle bob: if you have a western stainless tailgate spreader and not a v-box then i would make one out of some sheet metal and bolt it on.

a couple years back someone hit one of ours and bent it all up. i ordered a new back deflector for it from western, wasnt too bad of a price $15-20 but all it was was a thin piece of sheet metal painted black. rusted by the next season.

i use to order the stainless spinners from j thomas but i believe they donot carry them anymore. a poly like the ones on a v-box may be to heavy and the shaft diameter could be too large.
 

Rooster

Member
Location
Kansas
Tim,
The quote I mentioned was for a V-box. The local dealer here told me "Western does not make a Stainless Steel Tailgate Spreader".
 

plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
Uncle Bob

You did all right. I too got a 400lb stainless steel Western tailgate spreader and that is about what I gave for mine. From looking at mine I am sure that you can easily fashion a deflector of your own design to take care of the problem. Like Earthworks said it is nothing more than a light weight sheet metal bent plate.

Bruce
 

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
Rooster,

I'm not sure whether they still make it or not, but I know they did at one point. Like I said, they guy I plow with at the dealership has one.

-Tim
 

plowjockey

PlowSite.com Sponsor
Location
Dayton, Ohio USA
Tim
They did make one, and I have one, but I think that all of the new ones are made with a poly hopper. Poly hopper, poly spinner, Poly want a snow cracker?

Bruce
 

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
Thought so. My Pro Flo 2 has a poly cracker.... I mean hopper, but it has a steel spinner. Once that one starts rusting away, I'm probably gonna go with a poly one.

-Tim
 
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UNCLE BOB

Member
Thank's guy's, I messed with it a little tonight and I do think alum. is what I will use for the deflector.By the way the spinner is stainless also.Yes It is the tailgate model,with height adjustment. Do they still make or sell it?I E-mailed Western-NO HELP at all they told me 1 place near me to call for parts.I asked for spec.s,and got none.
 

PINEISLAND1

PlowSite.com Veteran
Location
Western Michigan
Bob-

They do still sell it. Its in this years brochure. No mention of parts, but I'm sure they are available somewhere. I'll keep my eyes open around here.



[Edited by PINEISLAND1 on 03-06-2001 at 03:53 AM]
 

Rooster

Member
Location
Kansas
Tim,
Sorry, I was just relaying info from a dealer. Since he was wrong, I called back after other posts and informed that Western never made a S.S. tailgate spreader.

Well, I have to mark that dealer off my list. Dumb sales person!
 

SlimJim Z71

PlowSite.com Addict
Location
Cary, IL
That's the one... lower left hand corner. It's okay Rooster, no hard feelings. Thought I might have been losing my mind there for a minute...

-Tim
 
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