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Anyone over load their western tornado?

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by all ferris, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. all ferris

    all ferris Senior Member
    Messages: 119

    Anyone leave the lids open and heap the salt on their western tornado spreader? My 1.5 is on a 2500hd and I'm looking to load a bit more than what I can with the lid closed.
     
  2. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 766

    the spreader will handle it but your truck wont....
     
  3. THEGOLDPRO

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    why is this in the pic section?
     
  4. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    :laughing: I know my F-250 will handle it and has ... wesport
     
  5. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    I take my lids off and pile it on till it is running off the sides. BTW its a 1.8yarder

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  6. FLC2004

    FLC2004 Senior Member
    Messages: 201

    Thumbs Up Nice to see someone elses superduty workin as hard as mine does
     
  7. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Mackman , What are you fitting in like this? 2 ?
     
  8. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    To be honest i really dont know. I put on 2 backhoe buckets. And it is running off the sides and the back of the spreader. The front is alittle more full when i get done but i used some of it before i took this pic.
     
  9. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Hey Mackman,

    You need some extended sides.

    How much time do you spend sweeping the box.

    Lol - Most of us have been thier....
     
  10. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Yea cleaning up after the storm sucks. I take it out and wash everything down and then put it back in. Its a PITA. I really want to put a flatbed on my truck so i can clean out faster and easier lol.

    I have thought about extended sides lol. :drinkup:
     
  11. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    One reason I like snow ex, easy to extend up and increase your capacity (er I mean keep from spilling).
    2 by 12`s, build a box, drill and insert lag screws and only sweep when they somehow miss the salter when loading......
     
  12. Mackman

    Mackman PlowSite.com Addict
    from S.E. PA
    Messages: 1,356

    Yea but then i will wanna load intill its spilling over the sides i put on lol. Thumbs Up
     
  13. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    I have 1 with 20 inch extended sides. It had 8 inchers on it when I purchased it, but I wanted MORE.

    Leveled off, it gets pretty heavy... but it is on a truck that can legally carry it.
     
  14. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    Where did you get the extensions? Can you post pictures?
     
  15. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    Please no, looks amazing as a pickup.
     
  16. goel

    goel PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,079

    Local Lumber Store.

    2x8's, 2x12's.....

    One is painted yelllow to match, one was re-done late and is just spruce wood until spring when it gets painted.

    Pictures will follow next time I am in the shop.
     
  17. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    10-4. I thought you were saying that you had a Tornado and had added extensions. I see now that you had extended the height of the Sno-Ex, and how you did it was already pretty clear from your previous post. Thanks anyway.
     
  18. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    The truck will handle it....