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8' V-box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mullis56, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Capacity in tons? What is the Sno-Way 8' or Buyers 8' capaicity in yards/tons?

    Thanks!
     
  2. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    Sand, Salt, or Cinders it makes a huge difference.

    Ken
     
  3. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    Capacity in yards will be the same - regardless of brand. An 8' Vbox with a 16" chain will hold two yards of material. Material will weigh:

    Weight of sand per yard:
    Coarse sand (dry) --2700#
    Coarse sand (wet)--3240#

    Weight of salt per yard:
    Salt - coarse 1350#
    Salt - fine 2025#

    Someone else may be able to help with cinders.
     
  4. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    new to sanding

    just got a Flink 8' sander at the state surplus auction, couldnt pass up the price. Motor is a little rough looking, but I have a good one, I figured I would just swap it rather than invest any time into fixing the old one. I thought the capacity on these units was either 1.6 or 1.8 yards. I was hoping I'd only be carrying about 3 or 4000, but 6000+ is a little heavy. I've got a dually on new ten plys, so even if it ends up being 6000 I think I can do it. I need to find a drive chain and the wiring looks a little sketchy, wheres a good place to learn about the wiring and whats needed? I've never had a sander before, so I dont really even know how to operate it. thanks, Dan
     
  5. Mick

    Mick PlowSite.com Veteran
    from Maine
    Messages: 5,546

    If you've got a 12" chain, it would be 1.8 cu yd with a 8' box. With a dually, you should be good for full capacity, anyway, whether it is 1.8 or 2 yards. As far as the wiring, I can't help much with that. I think Flink is out of business, so there isn't likely anyway to get a wiring diagram. Your best bet may be an electrician or a small engine repair shop. As far as how it operates, just start tracing the shaft from the motor to the chain in the Vbox. It'll become pretty clear.
     
  6. Detroitdan

    Detroitdan PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,937

    measuring from outside to outside of chain is 16 inches. Guess that makes it a 2 yard. I'm going to start looking for airbags for the rear.