Originally Posted by dieselboy01
If I were to get one it would be new. I have yet to see a used ice chaser for sale. I was doing more reading on v box spreaders and it might be to much weight for the F250. Does anyone know if there is a tail gate spreader that can do sand?
I'm using a Meyer 350s to spread sand/de-icer mixed at about 4:1. I use it for spreading at intersections in subdivisions/HOA, loading docks and parking lots. I don't have an issue with feeding or bridging, but I mix on site and store my sand in a covered bunker.
A TGS does have it's good and bad points:
Typically less money ( I got mine off of C List for $500.00)
Easy to remove after a event ( I built a stand it slides on to)
Less space required to store
Easy to clean
Less Maintenance, Poly Hopper and no chains, I pressure wash mine after every time it's used.
Don't need for a loader to load it
The truck bed is open with the exception of the sand you have to carry,
For smaller jobs
Limited capacity in the hopper
You need to Load at every property, you don't want to drive around with it loaded. It will pack/settle and potentially freeze up on you too.
Sticks out a little more than a V-Box
Spinner motor hangs down kind of low, I raised the whole unit 4.5" and built a crash bar to protect the motor.
I have some pics of mine posted on the 18th post on this thread
If I used more product per site I'd consider going with a V-Box, but the TGS takes care of my current needs.
You can airbag your truck if you did decide to go for a V-Box your truck has the same rear end as a F-350.