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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Homemade salt sand spreader from rear axle ??

    Ive seen a thing on the back of a pu that spreads corn for feeding deer. I think they use a small elect motor to drive the slinger.

  2. #12
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    North of Mtl,Que,Can (Ste Adele)
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    Default Re: Homemade salt sand spreader from rear axle ??

    I also have seen one.
    From the looks of it, it was a Willis jeep rear end with small wheels mounted (to slow down the spin? and height?).
    The frame work was square, 4' x 4' as was the hopper.
    My guess was that the hopper could carry maybe a cubic yard of sand.
    Because of weight the tires had to be 6 ply and costly.
    The rig actually looked to be a commercial build or a darn good amateur.
    Were it not for deep snow I could attach a pix as it is still behind an old shed nearby at my friends place.
    He did use it briefly but since he went onto paved roads to service snow clients he totally shredded the tires as they were not meant for highway use.
    The only downsides were sand flow control plus the fact that you could not back it up to, say, a garage door.
    Good however for roads or drives that had sufficient turn-a-rounds.
    As I mentally picture it, I believe I could easily add control features and render it very functional for limited applications.

    My friend owns a storage locker facility and occasionally he needs to sand the lanes between the buildings here due our climate.
    Ideal situation as he can do all the sanding going forwards, simply weave in and out of the aisles.
    He has 9 buildings thus 10 aisles to weave in and out plus a FEL CUT to load the hopper.

    I would use a linear actuator to open/close the flow control and perhaps jury rig a shaker mechanism to ensure a nice flow.
    Also I would extend the shaft so as to have an auger to constantly stir the sand/salt mix.

    AHA, found me a fun project! (if we do it I'll take pics and post.)
    Last edited by PILOON; 01-27-2012 at 11:52 AM.

  3. #13
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    Londonderry, NH

    Default Re: Homemade salt sand spreader from rear axle ??

    Quote Originally Posted by Case485Guy View Post
    I have seen these like in the link. Not the safest thing.
    Mowing3.3gp - YouTube
    Yikes, obviously does not care about his tailgate, or the person holding the camera to film this.

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