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adding sides to v box

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by OBRYANMAINT, Dec 9, 2002.


    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    i would like to greaten the capicity of my v-box spreader and did not know how high i could make the sides?
    manufacturers usually only offer 6" extensions so that gives me a start.

    assuming that i can support the v box properly, i am guessing a foot or a bit more would go!?

    spreadator 8'
  2. Rooster

    Rooster Member
    from Kansas
    Messages: 650

    I have a highway spreader. I added boards to mine 2X6 and 2X10 to another highway spreader a friend of mine owns.

    I made custom brackets for both.

    I take some pictures and post so you can see the outcome.

  3. Mick

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

    OBRYANMAINT, assuming your truck can handle it, you should be fine adding a 2x12 as an extension (I plan on using full dimension 1x12 with bracing avery 4'). It's just that a 12" extension would add 32 cubic ft or 1.2 cu yrd. Considering that V-boxes often get put on 3/4 or one ton SRW trucks, I'd say the manufacturer is considering liability with limiting to a 6" extension.

    OBRYANMAINT PlowSite.com Veteran
    from ohio
    Messages: 534

    I was concerned with the v-box handling the extra weight we will be using a smaller v-box that was in a pickup on a one ton so truck capicity also is no issue but i would like to utulize a tool i already have verses buying new......Yea i was thinking some 12" extensions!
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

    I added a 2x8 around the top of my smith unit and it has served me very well. I would not doubt that a 2x12 would well also.
  6. landman

    landman Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 185

    We extended all of our Vboxes. We used 2x12 lumber, and ordered corner brackets from northern, we then attached u brackets to hold 2x4 to hold the 2x12 in place. total extension costabout $30.00.