Instructor: What we have is — we have the
spreader, a mount plate, a hitch pin, and the wiring harness, and the controller. What
we will do is take the hitch plate, mount it on, line up your holes, notice the angle
will follow your tubes. Now, what we will do is hook up our wires onto the bottom of
the motor. Take note of the positive/negative signs on the motor. We have the negative wire
hooked up and the positive wire hooked up onto the motor. Now, we are ready to install
this spreader onto the back of the pickup and then proceed with the wiring. Okay, what we did here is we slid it into
our two winch receiver hitch, and you take and you put your pin in there. Slide that
through the hole, lock it. It is now secure. So now, I drilled a hole through the firewall
and I am going to run these two wires through that hole. This one here goes to the battery.
This one here will go to the spreader. So, that one will run completely to the back of
the truck. There is a hole right up there that I’m going
to feed these wires through. Okay. I have both wires run through the hole, out towards
the engine compartment, and what we did is we ran the wires through the firewall, and
I have my wire running to my battery. Right here, but I am not going to hook it up quite
yet. I am going to run the other wire. Note, it is the one with the round end on it that
goes to the salter. So, I will run that down, away from my exhaust. So, I can run along
the frame rail, so I have some place to attach it. We have the truck up in the air, so I can
kind of show you where I am going to run the wire. Now that we have our wire run from the
cab to the back. We grab the supplied harness that they sent for the back of the truck.
Plug that in, and then we will have a ground wire that we are going to have to ground on
the back of the truck here somewhere. We are going to hookup a ground. I made a hole into
the lumbar that I can screw it into, so we now have our ground hooked up. Then I will
go and put a zip tie onto here to hold the wires, so they do not drag when they are disconnected. Okay. Now what we are going to do is we are
going to preinstall — or put our controller in, mount it into the cab here. Now, we can
finish our wiring. We have our controller mounted to the dash. We are going to hookup
all of our wires. We already hooked up the white one, which would go to the salter in
the back, and this red one here, with the fuse on it, comes from the battery. We already
got them hooked up, and we are going to hook up our blue one, which will go to your 12v
head wire. This green wire here is actually for a vibrator. This one here does not come
with the vibrating setup. So, we are not going to worry about that one. Now, what we are going to do is hook up our
power. What we have is an on and off, slower speed, faster speed. That’s your power, you
will hear it in the back running. You hit your slower or your faster — if you hit it
faster — your faster one time, you will see it blinking. The more times you hit that,
the faster that light will blink. That is so you know what speed you are on, and when
it is really blinking, it’s fast. Then if you just want to slow it down, so you don’t
spread so much salt, you can slow it down to where it’s not going to throw it all over
your grass. Now, that we are done installing our Meyer
Salt Spreader, we can take it out and give her a try and make sure it is going to spread
some salt.