Western Tornado 1.5, 7', Problem Loading and Unloading on P/U Bed
I have a Ford F-350 dually with an 8' bed. Just picked up a 1.5 Tornado. I am a disabled Vet can't lift much and wanted to know if anyone knows of the easiest possible way to get the salter in and out of the truck. Tornado is strapped now, but will bolt it in the bed for the season. Meanwhile not in the season yet, got to get it out, need the bed. Maybe some day p/u a dump bed insert, might be easier. Any ideas?
Those poly spreaders are fairly light so I would suggest a chain hoist hooked to a tree limb if you have one in your yard avabial to you or a modified engine hoist that what I did. I took a telescoping boom engine hoist and added a 2 ft height to main mast and that lifts my alumium spreader out of mine
I have the same size polycaster and I can get it in and out solo. If your going to leave it in for the season just have someone give you a hand. Its easier getting the speader out just slide it out enough to get in the bed behind it and let gravity do the rest. Some strength needed to put it on end. Thank you for your service
I have a polycaster and we tip it in and out of our 1 ton dump with 2 guys. With 1 guy I use the dump body to help lift it in and out.
I can get it in and out of our pickups just by tipping it on end in and out. If you are not able to push or lift it on your own you could lean it on the tail gate and use a ratchet strap or come along to pull it down into the bed and vise versa to get it out.
Thank you for your service and good luck with the spreader you will like it!
Just a FWIW...Unless special ordered, the salters do not come with inverted V's. I just fabed my own.(you can also buy them)..wasn't sure how electric would handle the whole load bearing down on conveyor after traveling through the night...might not ever be an issue but I played it safe...you'll love it...we have had no problems spreading salt...a couple minor assembly problems from the factory though,
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