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Posted October 24, 2013 - 11:03 AM

Ok I'm sure many of us have at least one of these laying around with stripped gears but the rest of the unit is like new.  My thoughts here are to convert one over to 12V and mount it on the Wheelhorse.  I'd like to be able to spread sand with it in the winter and lawn products when its warm.

 

Will a broadcast spreader be capable of spreading sand? 



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Posted October 24, 2013 - 04:42 PM

Go for it and let us know how it turns out.    Rick

 

Don't forget the pictures.    :D


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Posted October 31, 2013 - 08:46 AM

Well after looking things over and looking at what I had on hand I came up with another plan,,,,,,,For a whole 2 bux worth of screws I'm gonna try a drop spreader instead.



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Posted October 31, 2013 - 03:39 PM

I used an old broadcast spreader for two years to spread ice melt on my driveway, so have no doubt it would spread sand so long as you keep the weight within reason .

I dropped it in a rut last winter and bent the frame and broke the plastic gearbox.

I have not junked it because I think a 12 volt heater motor could be mounted on top with a rehostat switch to control speed.

Then a frame to mount it would eliminate the broken traction drive.



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Posted October 31, 2013 - 05:29 PM

I used an old broadcast spreader for two years to spread ice melt on my driveway, so have no doubt it would spread sand so long as you keep the weight within reason .

I dropped it in a rut last winter and bent the frame and broke the plastic gearbox.

I have not junked it because I think a 12 volt heater motor could be mounted on top with a rehostat switch to control speed.

Then a frame to mount it would eliminate the broken traction drive.

Hmmm heater blower motor,,, didnt think of using one of those






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