Section I. DESCRIPTION AND USE OF OPERATORS CONTROLS AND
2-1. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS.
This section lists and describes each of the controls and indicators required to operate the spreader. Learn how each
control operates before using the spreader.
Gate adjusting screws
Used for fine adjustments of the gate assembly. Screws can be set
individually to taper the spread. Turn screws counterclockwise to
open the gate, clockwise to close the gate.
Feed roll control lever
Engages or disengages feed roll. Towing vehicle and spreader
must be stopped before changing setting of feed roll control lever.
To operate spreader in a forward direction, set feed roll control lever
to FORWARD SPREAD. To operate spreader in backward
direction, set feed roll control lever to REVERSE SPREAD.
Gate adjusting lever
Opens and closes gate assembly. Lever has 15 lever positions.
Maximum gate opening is 5 in.
Hitch adjusting crank
Raises and lowers coupler hitch.
Used to engage and disengage coupler hitch from truck hitch.
Rotate latch lever upward to open coupler hitch. Latch lever Is
spring loaded and will return to closed position.
Balancing handles (two)
Used to balance and position spreader. Unscrew thumbscrew and
slide handle out of guide. When spreader is positioned, slide handle
into guide and tighten thumbscrew.