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Western 1000

Discussion in 'Western Plows Discussion' started by sns250, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 88

    I posted about my issues with the western 2500, the western dealer is willing to trade it out for a 1000. I have read on here and people seem to like there 1000's. Just looking for some feedback on the 1000 and if anyone has expeirance with it compared to the 2500.

  2. procut

    procut Senior Member
    Messages: 903

    I have a 2000, basically the same thing just with a bigger hopper. Awesome spreader as long as you run bagged material. If you want to run bulk, forget about it.
  3. sns250

    sns250 Member
    Messages: 88

    Thanks, no one else gas anything to say about their 1000?
  4. cubicinches

    cubicinches PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,415

    I have a Western 1000. It's probably five years old, and has been virtually trouble free. I've replaced the lower bearing on it once... it started howling. I think most of that was due to rust from sitting over the summer months. Great machine, I'd buy another in a heartbeat.

    Oh yeah... Make sure you get the variable speed controller too.
  5. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    there is pleanty of threads on this....i made a few myself...search
  6. blaryslawn

    blaryslawn Member
    Messages: 70

    i have a 1000 and a 2500... depending on what material you are using, they both have their advantages... If you are spreading CaCl the 2500 is nice because you can adjust the rate down and the spinner up... the 1000, the rate of the spinner and the auger go up and down together... I prefer the 1000 for spreading rock salt... it seems to feed better. but yea I agree that you need to used bagged material... just make sure it is as clean as possible and not much "dusty material" in it.
  7. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    The 1000 or teh Pro Flo 2 Are the only Spreaders I will buy...you can run bulk or bagged salt!