Hand Built Salt Or Sand Spreader
Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:40 PM
Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:55 PM
Using an older seed box from a planter would be mucho cool. About the right size, conical shaped. Just what the Dr. ordered!
I even found a Massey one for ya!
Posted December 28, 2012 - 12:59 PM
An old seeder would be my first thought. I know of a guy that uses an old 8 foot seed drill (complete with discs) to sand the road into his farm, and it seems to work okay. A spreader should work about as well.
Posted December 28, 2012 - 01:41 PM
I had a cheap Broadcast fertilizer spreader that used to spread ice melt, till I dropped the dinky tires in a rut and folded up the frame and broke the traction drive gearbox last winter. I have kept the fiberglass hopper and am planning to make a new frame and was going to use a heater motor( that could be controlled by a rheostat (sp)to vary speed) mounted on the top side to drive the spinner.
- JDBrian said thank you
Posted December 28, 2012 - 04:50 PM
We use crusher dust rather than sand on our driveway and on the private road where I live. It's darker and causes faster melting when the sun hits it. You can get it by the cu. yd. from local landscape contractors and it's cheaper than bags of sand if you are using any great amount. You need to keep it dry though or it will freeze hard.
Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:18 PM
Thanks guys.... I really want to build this so that it looks like a Massey built creation though. What I need is some ideas for the drop chute, and auger set up on a store bought one. (oddly not easy from Google searching)
Posted December 28, 2012 - 07:41 PM
Sounds like a good plan....Make sure your sand is clean & dry or you will have problems.
Posted January 08, 2013 - 12:56 PM