Western PRO-FLO 2 Owner`s manual

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Lit. No. 13648
January 1, 2002
PRO-FLO™
TAILGATE SPREADER
Owner’s Manual
CAUTION
Read this manual before installing or operating
the spreader.
This manual supersedes all editions with an earlier date.
This manual is for WESTERN® PRO-FLO™ Spreaders with serial numbers
(115297 - )
TABLE OF CONTENTS
PREFACE ................................................................................................................................................................ 1
SAFETY INFORMATION ......................................................................................................................................... 2
Before You Begin .................................................................................................................................................. 2
Torque Chart ......................................................................................................................................................... 3
Under-Frame Mount Assembly Labels .................................................................................................................. 4
Warning/Caution Label ......................................................................................................................................... 4
LOADING ................................................................................................................................................................ 5
Certification .......................................................................................................................................................... 5
Load Weights ....................................................................................................................................................... 5
Approximate Salt Weight ..................................................................................................................................... 5
Approximate Sand Weight ................................................................................................................................... 5
MOUNTING THE SPREADER ................................................................................................................................ 6
In-Bed Mount ........................................................................................................................................................ 6
Under-Frame Mount ............................................................................................................................................. 7
OPERATING THE SPREADER ............................................................................................................................... 9
Driving and Spreading on Snow and Ice ............................................................................................................... 9
Accessory Circuit .................................................................................................................................................. 9
Adjusting the Gates and the Deflector ................................................................................................................ 10
Deflector Effect ................................................................................................................................................... 10
Gate Effect ......................................................................................................................................................... 10
Variable Speed (PWM) Control ........................................................................................................................... 11
Starting and Stopping the Motor .......................................................................................................................... 11
Adjusting the Spinner Speed ............................................................................................................................... 11
Blast/Maximum Speed ........................................................................................................................................ 11
Spinner Indicator Lights ...................................................................................................................................... 11
ON/OFF Control ................................................................................................................................................. 12
Starting and Stopping the Motor .......................................................................................................................... 12
Blast Position ...................................................................................................................................................... 12
REMOVING THE SPREADER .............................................................................................................................. 13
In-Bed Mount ...................................................................................................................................................... 13
Under-Frame Mount ........................................................................................................................................... 14
RECEIVER HITCH ................................................................................................................................................ 15
Safety ................................................................................................................................................................. 15
Important Information on Towing ......................................................................................................................... 15
Ball Mounts/Drawbars ......................................................................................................................................... 15
Hitch Balls .......................................................................................................................................................... 15
Trailer Couplers .................................................................................................................................................. 15
Safety Chains ..................................................................................................................................................... 15
Electrical Connections ........................................................................................................................................ 15
Sway Controls .................................................................................................................................................... 16
Other Useful Equipment ..................................................................................................................................... 16
Tire Inflation ........................................................................................................................................................ 16
Equipment and Parts Check ............................................................................................................................... 16
No Passengers in Trailers! ................................................................................................................................. 16
Trailer Loading .................................................................................................................................................... 16
Driving ................................................................................................................................................................ 16
Excessive Sway .................................................................................................................................................. 16
Controlling Trailer Sway ...................................................................................................................................... 16
MAINTENANCE .................................................................................................................................................... 17
After each use: .................................................................................................................................................... 17
At the end of each season (or extended storage) ............................................................................................... 17
Recycle ............................................................................................................................................................... 17
4 PIN HARNESS WIRING DIAGRAM ................................................................................................................... 18
3 PIN HARNESS WIRING DIAGRAM ................................................................................................................... 19
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE .............................................................................................................................. 20
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PREFACE
This manual has been prepared to acquaint you with
the safety information, operation and maintenance of
your new tailgate spreader. Please read this manual
carefully and follow all recommendations. This will
help ensure profitable and trouble-free operation of
your spreader. Keep this manual accessible. It is a
handy reference in case minor service is required.
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When service is necessary, bring your spreader to your
local outlet. They know your spreader best and are
interested in your complete satisfaction.
NOTE: This spreader is designed to spread snow
and ice control materials only. Do not use it for
purposes other than those specified in this
manual.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING
WARNING
Overloading could result in an accident or
damage. Do not exceed GVWR or GAWR
ratings as found on the driver-side door
cornerpost of the vehicle. See Loading Section
to determine maximum volumes of spreading
material.
Indicates a potentially hazardous situation that,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious
personal injury.
CAUTION
Indicates a situation that, if not avoided, could
result in damage to product or property.
CAUTION
If rear directional/brake lights are obstructed
when mounting the spreader, the lights must be
relocated, or auxiliary directional/brake lights
must be installed to the side of the spreader.
NOTE: Identifies tips, helpful hints and
maintenance information the owner/operator
should know.
Before You Begin
•
CAUTION
•
Park the vehicle on a level surface, place shift
lever in PARK or NEUTRAL and set the parking
brake.
•
WARNING
•
•
•
•
•
•
Driver to keep bystanders minimum of 25
feet away from operating spreader.
Before working with the spreader, secure
all loose-fitting clothing and unrestrained
hair.
Before operating the spreader, verify all
safety guards are in place.
Before servicing the spreader, wait for
conveyor or spinner to stop.
Do not climb into or ride on spreader.
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Do not operate a spreader in need of
maintenance.
Before operating the spreader, reassemble
any parts or hardware removed for
cleaning or adjusting.
Before operating the spreader, remove
materials such as cleaning rags, brushes,
and hand tools from the spreader.
While operating the spreader, use auxiliary
warning lights, except when prohibited by
law.
Tighten all fasteners according to the
Torque Chart. Refer to Torque Chart for
the recommended torque values.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
When tightening fasteners, refer to Torque Chart for
the recommended fastener values.
CAUTION
Disconnect electric power at spreader electrical
wiring harness connection and tag out if
required before servicing or performing
maintenance.
Torque Chart
Recommended Fastener Torque
Chart (Ft.-Lb.)
CAUTION
DO NOT leave unused material in hopper.
Material can freeze or solidify, causing unit to
not work properly. Empty and clean after each
use.
NOTE: Maintain proper belt tension for correct
belt functioning.
Size
SAE
Grade 2
SAE
Grade 5
1/4-20
5/16-18
3/8-16
3/8-24
7/16-14
1/2-13
9/16-12
5/8-11
3/4-10
7/8-9
1-8
6
11
19
24
30
45
66
93
150
202
300
9
18
31
46
50
75
110
150
250
378
583
SAE
Grade 8
13
28
46
68
75
115
165
225
370
591
893
Metric Grade 8.8 (Ft.-Lb.)
NOTE: Lubricate grease fittings after each use.
Use good quality multi-purpose grease.
Size
Torque
Size
M6
M8
M 10
7
17
35
M 12
M 14
M 16
Torque
60
95
155
These torque values apply to mount assembly fasteners
except those noted in the instruction.
NOTE: Airborne noise emission during use is
below 70 dB(A) for the spreader operator.
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SAFETY INFORMATION
Please become familiar with the Warning
and Caution labels on the spreader!
CA
R
WA
NIN
UTI
ON
G
Warning/Caution Label
Located on both sides
Warning/Caution Label
WARNING
CAUTION
• DO NOT EXCEED GVWR OR GAWR WITH SPREADER AND LOAD.
• TURN SPREADER OFF BEFORE FILLING, ADJUSTING, OR CLEANING.
• BYSTANDERS TO STAY A MINIMUM OF 25 FEET AWAY FROM
OPERATING SPREADER.
• DO NOT CLIMB INTO OR RIDE ON SPREADER.
• KEEP HANDS, FEET, CLOTHING AWAY FROM MOVING CONVEYOR
AND SPINNER.
• READ OWNER'S MANUAL BEFORE OPERATING OR SERVICING
SPREADER.
• EMPTY AND CLEAN SPREADER AFTER EACH USE.
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Under-Frame Mount Assembly Labels
The diagram below indicates the location of the safety
and identification labels.
HITCH TYPE
WEIGHT
DISTRIBUTING
WEIGHT
CARRYING
BALL MOUNT
MAX. GROSS
MAX.
TRAILER
TONGUE
WEIGHT (LB.) WEIGHT (LB.)
10,000
1,000
10,000
1,000
WARNING
67181
DO NOT cut, drill, weld
or modify this tube
67182
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LOADING
This manual covers vehicles which have been
recommended for carrying the spreader. Please see
your local dealer for proper vehicle applications.
WARNING
Overloading could result in an accident or
damage. Do not exceed GVWR or GAWR
ratings as found in the driver-side cornerpost
of the vehicle.
Certification
All new vehicle installations require NHTSA Altered
Certification Labeling. Installer to verify struck load of
snow or ice control material does not exceed vehicle
GVWR or GAWR ratings.
WARNING
The use of under-frame or in-bed mounts on
half-ton trucks is restricted to spreading only
salt or calcium chloride. (max. 50 lb. per cu.
ft.) Failure to comply could result in
exceeding the payload capacity.
NOTE: If spreader and ice control material loading
is in doubt, weigh vehicle for compliance with
vehicle ratings.
Load Weights
Approximate Salt Weight
Approximate Sand Weight
10 ft.³
10 ft.³ 400 lb.
385 lb. Spreader
Weight*
785 lb. Total Weight
3.9 ft.³
3.9 ft.³
156 lb.
385 lb. Spreader
Weight*
541 lb. Total Weight
950 lb.
385 lb. Spreader
Weight*
1335 lb. Total Weight
371 lb.
385 lb. Spreader
Weight*
756 lb. Total Weight
Salt = 40 lb./ft³
Very Coarse = 35 lb./ft.³
Coarse = 45 lb./ft.³
Fine = 50 lb./ft.³
Sand = 95 lb./ft³
Salt = 40 lb./ft³
* Spreader weight includes Under Frame Mount.
Subtract 100 lb. if using an In-Bed Mount.
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MOUNTING THE SPREADER
5. Lift the hopper assembly using a hoist or two
people, and tip slightly forward.
In-Bed Mount
1. Remove the tailgate from the vehicle.
2. Place the mount assembly into the bed of the
vehicle.
3. Slide the assembly forward engaging the locator
studs.
Mount
Assembly
Locator
Studs
6. Position the tabs of the hopper assembly over the
top of the mount assembly, and lower.
Tab
4. Secure the front of the mount assembly to the
channel using hold-down bolts. Hand tighten.
Hold-down
Bolt
7. Allow the hopper assembly to lower into position.
NOTE: Apply a small amount of grease to the bolt
thread periodically to ensure easy removal.
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MOUNTING THE SPREADER
8. Insert hold-down pins and secure with hairpin
cotter pins.
Under-Frame Mount
1. Install the secondary frame into the subframe.
Hairpin Cotter
Pin
Hold-down
Pin
Secondary
Frame
Subframe
CAUTION
CAUTION
Visually check Hitch Pin holes before
assembly. Never use a finger to check
alignment.
Both hold-down pins must be in place and
secured with hairpin cotter pins. The hopper
assembly may become unstable if the pins are
not properly secure while the vehicle is in
motion. Never use a finger to check alignment.
2. Insert the hitch pin on each side, and secure with
linch pins.
9. Connect the spreader wiring harness to the vehicle
wiring harness.
Spreader Wiring Harness
Hitch Pin
Vehicle Wiring Harness
10. Verify proper stoplight and spreader operation.
NOTE: Grease all electrical connections with
dielectric grease.
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MOUNTING THE SPREADER
3. Lift the hopper assembly using a hoist or two
people, and tip slightly forward.
5. Insert pin on each side and secure with hairpin
cotter pin.
Hairpin Cotter Pin
Hold-down Pin
CAUTION
CAUTION
Both hold-down pins must be in place and
secured with hairpin cotter pins. The hopper
assembly may become unstable if the pins are
not properly secure while the vehicle is in
motion. Never use a finger to check alignment.
Visually align tabs into the secondary frame.
4. Position tabs on the hopper assembly over the top
of the mount assembly, and lower the assembly.
6. Connect spreader wiring harness to the vehicle
wiring harness.
Spreader Wiring Harness
Vehicle Wiring Harness
NOTE: Grease all electrical connections with
dielectric grease.
7. Verify proper stoplight and spreader operation.
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OPERATING THE SPREADER
Driving and Spreading on Snow and Ice
Accessory Circuit
CAUTION
The yellow wire in the vehicle harness is provided for
accessory use of 12 AMPS or less.
Drinking and then driving or spreading is very
dangerous. Your reflex, perceptions,
attentiveness and judgement can be affected by
even a small amount of alcohol. You can have a
serious or even fatal collision if you drive after
drinking. Please do not drink, then drive or
spread ice control materials.
Follow your vehicle owner’s manual instructions for
driving in snow and ice conditions. Remember when
you drive on snow or ice, your wheels will not get good
traction. You cannot accelerate as quickly, turning is
more difficult and you will need longer braking
distance. Wet and hard packed snow or ice offers the
worst tire traction. It is very easy to lose control. You
will have difficulty accelerating. If you do get moving,
you may have poor steering and difficult braking which
can cause you to slide out of control.
Here are some tips for driving in these conditions.
•
Drive defensively.
•
Do not drink, then drive or spread snow and ice
control materials.
•
Spread or drive only when you have good visibility
for operating a vehicle.
•
If you cannot see well due to snow or icy
conditions, you will need to slow down and keep
more space between you and other vehicles.
•
Slow down, especially on higher speed roads.
Your headlamps can light up only so much road
ahead.
•
If you are tired, pull off in a safe place and rest.
•
Spreader size reduces driver visibility to the rear of
the vehicle due to spreader size and location. We
recommend an OSHA compliant backup alarm for
all governed employers.
•
Keep your windshield and all glass on your vehicle
clean to see around you.
•
Dress properly for the weather. Wear layers of
clothing, as you get warm, you can take off layers.
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OPERATING THE SPREADER
Adjusting the Gates and the Deflector
WARNING
Before making any adjustments to the gate/
deflector settings, turn the spreader off. Wait
for all conveyor or spinner movement to stop.
Spread pattern, pattern width, and the amount of
material dispensed are dependent on the spinner
speed, gate position, and deflector position.
Deflector Effect
Driver side
open.
Passenger side
open.
Both sides
open.
Gate Effect
Driver side gate closed.
Heavy on driver side.
Passenger side gate closed.
Heavy on passenger side.
Both Gates Open.
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OPERATING THE SPREADER
There are two control options. They are the Variable
Speed (PWM) Control and the ON/OFF Control.
Adjusting the Spinner Speed
Variable Speed (PWM) Control
The speed setting can be adjusted when the spreader
is either on or off.
5
4
7
3
1
ON
OFF
SPINNER
Power Switch
Used to start and
stop the spinner
OFF position operates
as emergency stop
when required.
2. Turn the speed dial counterclockwise. As the
numbers on the speed dial decrease, so will
the speed.
8
2
START
BLAST
1. Turn the speed dial clockwise. As the numbers
on the speed dial increase, so will the speed.
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9
MIN
MAX
Blast/Maximum Speed
SPEED
1. Press and hold the power switch to the START/
BLAST position for as long as maximum speed is
needed.
Speed Dial
Used to change the
speed of the spinner
2. Release the power switch when maximum speed
is no longer needed. When released, it will
automatically return to the ON position and to the
speed shown on the speed dial.
Indicator Lights
Indicate whether the spinner is in motion.
Left light is red and indicates a fault.
Right light is green and indicates power is on.
NOTE: When blast is used, the speed dial will
remain at the preset speed and will not move to
the maximum speed setting.
Starting and Stopping the Motor
WARNING
Spinner Indicator Lights
Before starting the motor, be sure all
personnel and equipment are clear of the
discharge area.
Two lights on the cab control indicate the status of the
motor:
1. To start the spreader motor, press the power
switch to the START/BLAST position and release.
This is a momentary position and the power switch
will automatically return to the ON position when
released. The spreader will operate at the speed
selected on the speed dial.
•
When the red (left) light is on, the power is on and
the motor is not running.
•
When the green (right) light is on, there is power to
the controller and the motor is running.
If there are problems while operating the spreader,
refer to the Troubleshooting section of this manual.
2. Press the power switch to the OFF position to stop
the motor. The power switch will remain in this
position. The power switch OFF position operates
as emergency stop when required.
NOTE: Always place the vinyl cover over the
hopper to prevent moisture buildup. Do not let
the spreader sit idle with material in the hopper
for an extended period of time. This can cause
the material to compact and reduce or stop the
flow of material.
NOTE: The truck ignition must be on to start the
spreader.
NOTE: If the truck ignition is turned off while the
spreader is running, the power to the motor will
stop.
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OPERATING THE SPREADER
ON/OFF Control
ON
OFF
BLAST
SPINNER
On/Off Control Switch
Used to start and stop
the spinner. OFF position
operates as emergency
stop when required.
Spinner Indicator Light
Illuminated light Indicates
power to the motor.
Starting and Stopping the Motor
NOTE: The truck ignition must be on to start the
spreader.
WARNING
Before starting the motor, be sure all
personnel and equipment are clear of the
discharge area.
NOTE: If the truck ignition is turned off while the
spreader is running, the motor will automatically
stop.
1. Move the power switch to the on position to start
the motor. Motor will start immediately. The power
switch will remain in this position.
If there are problems while operating the spreader,
refer to the Troubleshooting section in this manual.
2. Move the power switch to the OFF position to stop
the motor. The power switch will remain in this
position. The power switch OFF position operates
as emergency stop when required.
NOTE: Always place the vinyl cover over the
hopper to prevent moisture buildup. Do not let
the spreader sit idle with material in the hopper
for an extended period of time. This can cause
the material to compact and reduce or stop the
flow of material.
Blast Position
Move and hold the power switch to the BLAST position
for as long as momentary operation is needied. When
released, the switch will automatically return to the
OFF position and stop the motor.
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REMOVING THE SPREADER
In-Bed Mount
4. Using a hoist or two people, tip the hopper
assembly forward and lift it off of the mount
assembly.
NOTE: Empty the hopper before removing the
spreader.
1. Disconnect the spreader wiring harness from the
vehicle wiring harness.
Spreader Wiring Harness
5. Loosen and remove the hold-down bolts from the
front of the mount assembly.
Vehicle Wiring Harness
Hold-down
Bolt
NOTE: Grease the electrical connections using
dielectric grease.
2. Install the plug cover over the vehicle harness plug.
3. Remove the hairpin cotter pins and hold-down
pins.
Hairpin Cotter
Pin
Hold-down
Pin
6. Remove the mount assembly from the vehicle.
7. Install the tailgate.
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REMOVING THE SPREADER
4. Using a hoist or two people, tip the hopper
assembly forward and lift it off of the mount
assembly.
Under-Frame Mount
NOTE: Empty the hopper before removing the
spreader.
1. Disconnect the spreader wiring harness from the
vehicle wiring harness.
Spreader Wiring Harness
5. Remove the linchpins and hitch pins retaining the
secondary frame.
Vehicle Wiring Harness
NOTE: Grease the electrical connections using
dielectric grease.
2. Install the plug cover over the vehicle harness
plug.
3. Remove the hairpin cotter pins and the hold-down
pins.
Hairpin Cotter Pin
Hitch Pin
6. Remove the secondary frame assembly from the
subframe.
Hold-down Pin
Secondary
Frame
Subframe
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RECEIVER HITCH
Safety
Ball Mounts/Drawbars
Select these products by their gross trailer weight and
tongue weight ratings. Select hitches and receivers for
specific vehicles. Do not purchase a ball mount or
drawbar which will give more than a four inch drop or
seven inch extension as measured from the lower rear
edge of the receiver.
WARNING
•
•
•
•
Do not overload any part of your towing
system.
Do not modify your hitch. Install only on
specified vehicles which are in good
condition.
This product is designed to tow trailers. Do
not use as cargo carriers, motorcycle
carriers, boat hoists, or coupler alignment
devices. Do not use as a jacking point. Do
not attach anything with or in place of the
ball.
Do not pull multiple trailers. Towing one
trailer behind another may cause severe
instability and loss of control.
Hitch Balls
Select by gross trailer weight rating, coupler socket
size, and mounting platform thickness and hole size.
Hole must not exceed threaded shank diameter by
more than 1/16 inch. Use lock washer. Tighten
according to instructions. When tightened, shank must
protrude beyond bottom of nut. Gross trailer weight
rating and ball diameter are marked on balls.
Trailer Couplers
Important Information on Towing
The coupler socket should be smooth, clean and lightly
lubricated. Tighten or adjust according to the coupler
manufacturer’s instructions.
Make sure all operators of your equipment read and
understand this information before towing. This
information will help you properly select, use, and
maintain your towing equipment. Learn the
capabilities and limitations of each part.
Safety Chains
Connect safety chains properly every time you tow.
Cross chains under coupler. Attach securely to the
hitch or tow vehicle so they cannot bounce loose.
Leave only enough slack to permit full turning. Too
much slack may prevent chains from maintaining
control if other connections separate. Do not allow
chains to drag the road.
CAUTION
Never exceed the gross trailer weight or tongue
weight of this equipment. Never exceed the
lowest weight rating of any part of your towing
system. See the Label - information (rating)
area in the Safety Section of this manual.
Electrical Connections
Gross trailer weight is the weight of the trailer plus the
weight of the cargo. Measure gross trailer weight by
putting the fully loaded trailer on a vehicle scale.
Tongue weight is measured by placing the fully loaded
trailer on a level surface with the coupler at normal
towing height. Use a commercial scale to measure
the weight at the coupler.
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Make these safety-critical connections every time you
tow, no matter how short the trip. Check operation,
including electric brake manual control, before getting
on the road.
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RECEIVER HITCH
Sway Controls
Driving
Sway controls can lessen the effects of sudden
maneuvers, wind gusts, and buffeting caused by other
vehicles. We recommend sway controls for trailers
with large surface areas, such as travel trailers.
Adjustable friction models can help control the sway of
travel trailers with low tongue weight percentages.
The additional weight of a trailer affects acceleration,
braking and handling. Allow extra time for passing,
stopping, and changing lanes. Severe bumps can
damage your towing vehicle, hitch, and trailer. Drive
slowly on rough roads. Stop and make a thorough
inspection if any part of your towing system strikes the
road. Correct any problems before resuming travel.
Other Useful Equipment
Excessive Sway
Air springs, air shocks, or helper springs are useful for
some hitch applications. A transmission cooler may be
necessary for heavy towing. Many states require
towing mirrors on both sides.
Excessive sway can lead to loss of control. Sway
motion should settle out quickly. Sway tends to
increase on a downgrade. Starting slowly, increase the
speed in gradual steps. If sway occurs, reduce speed
slowly, stop, and adjust your trailer load and
equipment. Repeat until the trailer is stable at highway
speed. Do this whenever your trailer loading changes.
Tire Inflation
Check often. Follow tow vehicle and trailer
manufacturer’s recommendations. Improper tire
inflation can cause trailer sway.
Controlling Trailer Sway
Turbulence from another vehicle, a wind gust, or a
downgrade can cause sudden sway along with shift of
the trailer’s load or a trailer tire blowout. If the trailer
sways, it is the driver’s responsibility to assess the
situation and take appropriate action. Below are the
suggestions that may apply when assessing the
situation. If your trailer starts to sway:
Equipment and Parts Check
Check ball, coupler, chains, retaining pins and clips
and all other connections every time you tow. Recheck at fuel and rest stops.
No Passengers in Trailers!
Under no circumstances should people be allowed in
trailers while towing.
Trailer Loading
Proper loading helps prevent sway. Place heavy
objects on the floor ahead of the axle. Balance the
load side to side and secure it to prevent shifting.
Tongue weight should be 10-15 percent of gross
weight for most trailers. Too low a percentage of
tongue weight can cause sway. Never load the trailer
rear-heavy; load the trailer front heavy.
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•
reduce your speed gradually
•
hold steering wheel as steady as possible
•
and if your trailer has electric brakes, apply the
trailer brakes alone without using the tow vehicles
brakes.
•
do not hit your brake pedal hard unless absolutely
necessary.
•
do not try to steer out of the sway condition.
Sudden or violent steering can worsen the sway.
•
do not speed up or swaying will increase.
•
do not continue towing a trailer that tends to sway
or you may lose control.
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MAINTENANCE
After each use:
WARNING
Always disconnect electric power before
servicing or performing any maintenance.
Electric shock can cause death or injury.
To keep your spreader running smoothly, observe the
following recommendations:
•
•
Wash out hopper and rinse off all external
surfaces.
•
Wash out the secondary frame slots in the underframe mount to prevent build-up of material.
Lubricate grease fittings after each use and at the
end of each season.
Slot
Lubricate grease
fittings after
each use.
Multi-purpose synthetic
grease recommended
•
•
Use dielectric grease on all electrical connections
to prevent corrosion at the beginning and end of
the season and after each use.
•
Lubricate all grease fittings.
At the end of each season (or extended
storage)
Maintain proper motor to shaft belt tension.
To adjust belt tension:
•
Wash out hopper and rinse off all external
surfaces.
•
Apply dielectric grease on all electrical connections
to prevent corrosion.
•
Lubricate all grease fittings.
•
Oil or paint all bare metal surfaces.
1. Loosen the carriage bolt that holds down the idler.
2. Slide the carriage bolt to increase or decrease
tension.
3. After adjusting the idler, tighten the carriage bolt.
CAUTION
Overtightening the belt may result in damage
to the motor bearing.
Recycle
When your spreader has performed it useful life, the
majority of its components can be recycled as steel.
Gear oil shall be disposed of according to local
regulations. Balance of parts made of plastic shall be
disposed of in customary manner.
4. After tightening the carriage bolt, the belt should
deflect 5/8” between the pulleys.
Idler
Adjustments
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5/8”
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4 PIN HARNESS WIRING DIAGRAM
Cab Control
White Connector
Two-Way Molded
Connector
6 Amp Fuse
Red Connector
14 Ga. Red
8 Ga. Red
8 Ga. Red
To Vehicle Ignition
(Accessory Wire or
Fuse Box)
30 Amp Fuse
14 Ga. Black
_
Battery
+
10 Ga. Red
8 Ga. Black
14 Ga. Yellow
14 Ga. Orange
To Vehicle CHMSL
Signal
Accessory Circuit
(12 AMP MAX)
Vehicle
Spreader
Motor
Not
Used
8 Ga.
Red
B
A
8 Ga.
Black
Not
Used
14 Ga.
Black
(to CHMSL)
Wiring Harness
Wiring Harness
CHMSL
Assy
14 Ga. Orange
14 Ga. Yellow
Accessory Circuit
8 Ga. Black
8 Ga. Red
14 Ga.
Black
Split Loom Tubing
Motor Specification:
12 Volt DC, .56 kW Motor
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3 PIN HARNESS WIRING DIAGRAM
(Early Style Wiring)
Cab Control
White Connector
Two Way Molded
Connector
10 Amp Fuse
Red Connector
14 Ga. Red
8 Ga. Red
8 Ga. Red
14 Ga. Black
_
Battery
+
To Vehicle Ignition
(Accessory Wire or
30 Amp Fuse
Fuse Box)
8 Ga. Red
8 Ga. Black
14 Ga. Red
To Vehicle CHMSL
Signal
Vehicle
Wiring Harness
Spreader
Wiring Harness
Motor
B
A
14 Ga. Black
CHMSL
Assy
8 Ga. Red
8 Ga.
Black
14 Ga. Red
Motor Specification:
12 Volt DC, .56 kW Motor
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
VARIABLE SPEED (PWM) CONTROL TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
CONDITION
PROBLEM
EXPLANATION / POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS
Left (Red) Right (Green)
Light
Light
No power to the cab control:
Spinner does
Turn the ignition switch on.
OFF
OFF
not turn
Turn the cab control on.
Check for power to the cab control.
OFF
ON
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ON
OFF
Spinner does
not turn
Spinner does
not turn
If the motor is turning:
Disconnect the power
Remove the belt cover. Check for a broken belt or a
loose idler pulley.
If the motor is not turning:
Set the cab control to full speed. Check for voltage at
the motor terminal.
If voltage is present, the problem is in the motor.
If no voltage is present, problem is in the harness or
the connections.
Overload condition is causing over-current protection to
activate:
Reset the cab control by turning the power switch to
OFF.
Depress START/BLAST switch.
If the problem continues:
Turn the power off at the cab control.
Disconnect the electrical plug at the spreader.
Try to manually turn the spinner.
If the shaft will not turn manually, clear spinner/shaft
of obstructions and lubricate the bearings.
If the shaft turns freely and the condition continues,
the problem is in the motor or the cab control.
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WESTERN PRODUCTS
7777 NORTH 73RD STREET
P.O. BOX 245038
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN 53224-9538
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