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Vibrators -- Saves Time & $

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by kingriver, Mar 28, 2006.

  1. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 216

    Wanted to get my experience out their for anyone who is having problems with material flowing in their spreaders. At first I like most was alittle hesitant at spending $$$.$$ and not knowing what kind of outcome to expect. Well let me tell you ALL that (Karrier Co.LLC) makes a superior product. We installed the units per installation sheet and are totally satisfied with the investment. THEY REALLY DO THE JOB !!!!:cool: :cool: :cool:
  2. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,559

    What type of trucks did you put them on? We were thinking of getting them for all of our 5-yards.
  3. BillNero

    BillNero Member
    Messages: 34


    Just want to alert you guys that spreader capacity determines which size vibrator to purchase.

    The mini spreaders use a smaller unit sometimes referred to as a VBR80 - 8' V boxes use a VBR100.

    A 5 Cu Yd spreader and larger get a little more complicated. For this application we use a much larger Vibrator - VBR1600 mounted to a 6" channel spanning approximately 8' on the outside of the hopper. The Channel usually has to be sectioned as the support ribs interfere. It is important that the channel is welded to the support rib as well. The Vibrator is then bolted to the channel. The theory is to displace the vibration 80% the length of the spreader.
    Hope this helps,

    Central Parts Warehouse
  4. kingriver

    kingriver Senior Member
    from alaska
    Messages: 216

    We installed the units on a 1.7 cu.yrd. Highway sander, mounted in a 1990 Chevy Silverado HD, airbags rear-timbrens front. You can email Karrier Co. direct and ask them for their advise. (bchurch@karrierco.com) They have been rather helpful with our business making sure we had the right equipment for the job.

  5. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    Hey Bill good to see CPW keeping an eye out, I've enjoyed my ProWings this (crappy) winter, and look forward to the VBR80 next winter to help with material flow.