Chapin 8003A 70 - Pound Residential Salt Spreader with Baffles is a fully assembled broadcast spreader that makes application of materials easier. This 70-lb. capacity hopper is constructed of powder-coated steel frame with 9-in. pneumatic wheels that roll easily on ice and snowy surface. It features an adjustable front and side baffles that allows better directional control of spread, plus adjustable gate settings, providing easier and more accurate distribution of salt. It also has an adjustable opening to let you spread a broader range of products, along with a spiked auger to minimize clumping. Product holds up to 70-lbs.
Remove the handle from the hopper (4 nuts and bolts). Note: the gate linkage is nested between the hopper and the frame for shipment.
Flip handle upright and reattach handle to hopper using the 4 nuts and bolts from step 1.
Assemble the gate linkage to the gate by inserting the “S-shaped” end into the gate. Note: Let the linkage hang freely - Gate will not stay attached until completely assembled.
Slide the gate and linkage into the L ribs on hopper keeping linkage attached to the gate.
Insert the “L-shaped” end of the linkage into the gate control on the handle and secure with the cotter pin provided. Using pliers bend cotter pin to secure linkage to the gate control.
General Operating Instructions:
Make sure the gate control is in the closed position before filling hopper.
Determine appropriate setting for material being used by reading the suggested setting on the material’s bag AND/OR by referencing the application chart on your spreader’s control panel (Charts provided are only guidelines. Be sure to read the instructions on the bag/box of the material you’re spreading to identify accurate setting needed)
Remove wing nut and slide indicator to desired setting. Tighten wing nut completely.
To begin spreading, start walking (about 3mph pace) and pull the gate control towards you to open gate.
To stop spreading simply push the gate control into the closed position.