Stainless Western Spreader-\"parts\"

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  1. UNCLE BOB

    UNCLE BOB LawnSite Member
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    Hey everyone, I just bought a stainless steel western spreader for $200.00 It needs a Deflector Plate around the spinner.That's it ,can you belive that?Controls and tailgate mount included.Where can I find the deflector plate?And how much is this spreader really worth? Did I get a good deal? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. syzer

    syzer LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No horrible deal, sell it to me =).
     
  3. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think you got a good deal - almost wish I'd scooped it up! :D I think this might also be a good candidate for a urethane spinner! Unfortunately, I don't know the web site address for the manufacturer but I'm sure that http://www.allthingsiceandsnow.com can either supply them or point you in the right direction.

    I imagine the best bet for the plate itself might be http://www.westernplows.com

    BTW, what model did you get?




    [Edited by 75 on 03-05-2001 at 03:20 AM]
     
  4. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 691

    A guy I work with has one (if it's the same model I'm thinking it is...), and I would DEFINATELY recommend a urethane spinner. His doesn't spread very evenly, and I've heard that the U-spinners are good for curing that. He also complains of his plugging up at the bottom, so if you can rig up and auger of some sort, it would be a good idea.

    I'm not bashing you here or anything, just trying to help you get the most out of it. For $200, ya can't beat it. You could try the following web-sites to find your deflector plate:

    http://www.centralparts.com

    http://www.angelos-supplies.com

    Not sure whether or not they'll have it, but they may be able to tell you where to go if they don't. Congrats on the deal!

    -Tim
     
  5. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
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    Uncle Bob,

    Great DEAL!!!!

    Locally in Kansas City, I just priced a Western Stainless Spreader the new installed price was: $5,200.00.

    Congrats on the find.

     
  6. SlimJim Z71

    SlimJim Z71 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Wait a minute... is it a V-box or the small tailgate model?

    -Tim
     
  7. earth works inc.

    earth works inc. LawnSite Member
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    uncle bob: if you have a western stainless tailgate spreader and not a v-box then i would make one out of some sheet metal and bolt it on.

    a couple years back someone hit one of ours and bent it all up. i ordered a new back deflector for it from western, wasnt too bad of a price $15-20 but all it was was a thin piece of sheet metal painted black. rusted by the next season.

    i use to order the stainless spinners from j thomas but i believe they donot carry them anymore. a poly like the ones on a v-box may be to heavy and the shaft diameter could be too large.
     
  8. Rooster

    Rooster LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 460

    Tim,
    The quote I mentioned was for a V-box. The local dealer here told me "Western does not make a Stainless Steel Tailgate Spreader".
     
  9. plowjockey

    plowjockey LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 332

    Uncle Bob

    You did all right. I too got a 400lb stainless steel Western tailgate spreader and that is about what I gave for mine. From looking at mine I am sure that you can easily fashion a deflector of your own design to take care of the problem. Like Earthworks said it is nothing more than a light weight sheet metal bent plate.

    Bruce
     
  10. earth works inc.

    earth works inc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 42

    hey bruce - glad we agree, now where is all the snow?
     

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