through the gate unless it is frozen. If salt is left in the hopper for any period of
time, it will absorb moisture and become harder than a rock.
Material is guided from the conveyer belt to the spinner through an enclosed
chute with two slide-rod adjustable internal deflectors. There are four rod and
clip-pin adjustable external deflectors that completely control the material to be
spread. Spread width is from four feet to 32 feet.
engine that must be operated at maximum speed (3000 to 3600 rpm) to ensure
adequate lubrication, which is provided via the splash system.
Standard equipment includes a 12-volt electric starter and alternator, and an
electric clutch that is rated at 90 ft/lb and which may be engaged or disengaged at
any selected engine RPM.
Cab control includes a completely enclosed console with an ignition
"On/Off" switch, a push-button starter, and an electric clutch with "On/Off"
switch and indicator light. The premium cab control is no longer provided
because of heavy abuse and lack of proper care. Repair costs in 2000 averaged
0 each for 10 out of 12 of these units. The non-premium units have just the
"On/Off" switch, starter, and "On/Off" clutch switch.
Other equipment with the spreader includes a hold-down kit including chains
with hooks and binders; the top grate screen, and the inverted vee, which reduces
down pressure on the conveyor and helps prevent material compaction.
Every ice control spreader is shipped with a maintenance manual, which
includes warranty information as well as installation, maintenance, and safety
information. The average life of such manuals in Europe is one day to three
months. The manuals mysteriously disappear because of a disease known as
"don't-care-itis." Operations manuals suffer the same fate.
1. When moving, especially when fully loaded, the vehicle with spreader
has a high center of gravity. To avoid overturning the vehicle, you must slow
down. Do not exceed five mph when turning or driving on a banked surface.
Avoid driving on side slopes. Avoid sharp turns on steep inclines.
2. If a central tire inflation system (CTIS) is available, use it with the cross-
country setting or setting Number 2. If conditions are severe, use the emergency
setting. For the SEE Tractor and the HMMWV, use the lowest tire pressure
allowed in the operator's handbook.