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Discussion in '<a href=http://www.plowsite.com target=_blank ?>Sn' started by gene gls, Feb 17, 2001.
Is any one having problems with electric motors failing??
I think Dino would be the man to talk to.He likes his electric sanders.PLOWKING35 in case you don't know him.
Gene do you have a v box, or tailgate unit. My smith is now 3 season old, and not one problem. If you have a downeasterner, I have heard they have problems with their motor.
FWIW, to replace the motor is only 250.00
I have a Westrn Pro Flo 2. It will spread sand, although I haven't tried yet. But... I have run several tons of salt through it, and no problems so far.
I bought a used buyers sander and I know its at least 4 yrs old. I have had no problems with it. I knew the guy took good care of it. Washed it down after every use, oiled it up so it wouldn't rust... that kind of stuff. The olny problem I have with it is if I get a big enough chunk of salt in the auger, it sometimes jams. No biggy. just shut it off and spin the suger by hand and away we go.
I've had 2 elctric sanders and they both worked great. One's a Black and Decker and the others a Milwaukee . Actually I have a Western 1000 salt spreader and tried some ag lime and sand / salt mix. If its dry it works kind of, but any moisture and you've got a mess. Somretimes you just have to try what an engineer tells you not to.
I have a fisher speed caster II no problem with the motor just with damp sand/salt not comming out if i load to much in the hopper.
Thank's guys. I heard talk of motor problems with Smith. I am still waiting for my truck body. The company is running two weeks behind. Its late in the season to be buying a spreader anyway. They have one left,1.5 yrd,and only droped the price $150.00.Maybe thier pencle will have a sharper point when my truck is in there for the body.
Spoke with few other smith owners today, and not one of them having a problem with electric motors.Smith would replace the motor if something happened in the first two seasons.