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Best way to remove spreader

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by john r, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    I use loader forks to install and remove our spreaders. I've never been happy removing them with chain over the forks. The motor end makes it unbalanced and slides down the chain. PITA. Is there a better way to do this?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2015
  2. On a Call

    On a Call Senior Member
    Messages: 760

    Great question...I am with you. Just waiting for it to fall off.

    I however did just buy a back hoe...this bucket should reach out and over for easy lift.
     
  3. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,178

    A hole in your forks for a clevis link and pin for the chain to go through.

    I use a loader bucket but I also weld chain hooks on the buckets for a multitude of tasks
     
  4. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    I use a chain hoist in my shop that's on a I beam
    I removed so many times I lay a 75lb weight on the front and its balance as long its empty. I hook the chain to the cross brace in the rear.
    This is a SS V box.
     
  5. Marshalljt

    Marshalljt Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    You just need to reverse unload it.

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  6. Longae29

    Longae29 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,953

    On our vboxes we take the spreader motor cover off and then go straight in from behind with the forks... No chains required.
     
  7. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    Ouch..................:eek: :laughing:
     
  8. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    OR put a pallet on top with two ratchet straps to hold it on, then put the forks through the pallet and lift off. Has been the easiest way for us so far.
     
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,178

    Good laugh thanks...:laughing:
     
  10. AUDRAIN PLOWER

    AUDRAIN PLOWER Member
    Messages: 31

    i have a lean too building built for our v boxes back in and 4 bommers chains hold it up just enough drive in and out plus then use chains hold it in the truck
     
  11. john r

    john r Senior Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 239

    You just need to reverse unload it.[/QUOTE]

    Aint nuthin like a Dogg
     
  12. LapeerLandscape

    LapeerLandscape PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,614

    There's got to be a good story there lets hear it.
     
  13. Marshalljt

    Marshalljt Junior Member
    Messages: 18

    It was not my salt spreader it was another contractor at a McDonald's in are town. Did not get to see it happen. Wish I could have.