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Western 1000 cracked tub

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by clncut, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Anyone ever crack the tub of their spreader and if so what did you use to fix it? Replace the tub? Epoxy? JB weld? Looking for ideas if anyone can help. Btw.....it's a pretty big crack across the front.
  2. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 9,095

    My Meyer TGS had cracks at the vibrator and intern baffle mount locations.
    1st thing is to drill a hole (3/16-1/4") at the end of the crack, this will prevent the crack from going any further.
    I made 2 plates out of 1/4" HDPE to cover the area where the hopper is cracked on both sides. Next I welded a frame to mount the plates, again inside and outside and used SS hardware.

    hopper fix.jpg
  3. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,056

    Duct tape :D
  4. clncut

    clncut PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,121

    Great Job. That's kinda what I was thinking for my fix. Thanks