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Built a Carport, Parked sander under it. Pics!

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by timmy1, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    Built this for multiple uses, for now the sander fit's under it just fine.

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    The truck has a full water level load of mix in it.
  2. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    Good to see you got the post in the ground before it froze...
  3. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    well that wont go anywhere! Looks like a real strong construction but my only question is, why didnt you build it long enough to cover the cab of the truck too? A tarp over the salter could do what the shelter is doing. Just curious is all.
  4. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    Probably next fall I'll put 2 more longer posts out front, keep the same pitch and make it twice the size. Don't want to spend all my money at once. So far it stands me $640.00
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    Nice but watch the snow buildup or your motor cover will get squashed.:drinkup:
  6. grandview

    grandview PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,609

    Just was looking at the same thing.Put up a couple of pieces of plywood or run a blue tarp around it.
  7. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Will it fit with no load? Looks real close to the engine cover.

    Looks very well built. Much better than messing around with tarps in the wind and freezing rain for sure.
  8. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    I actually do not have it backed up that far.

    <a href="http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/timmy1_010/?action=view&current=DSC01001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i206.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/timmy1_010/DSC01001.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    I'll probably box the north side in with some T-111 eventually to stop the prevailing wind.
  9. Bajak

    Bajak Senior Member
    Messages: 999

    Excellent idea!
  10. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    thats a great setup. hopefully it'll come in handy if and when it snows. i also like the srw setup with a flatbed.
  11. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I would definately tarp it to keep the blowing snow out of the sander.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,414

    Nice and simple. I bet the cows thought they were getting a new shelter. :drinkup:
  13. MAR4CARS

    MAR4CARS Senior Member
    Messages: 246

    Looks good
  14. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass Member
    from CT
    Messages: 82

    I wonder if you could store it there, hook two chains to the sander and hang it. Thats if it could hold it.
  15. timmy1

    timmy1 Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 470

    I don't see why you couldn't. Just put a few more braces in the corners and double up the headers.

    I load this thing like a pallet with the forks on my tractor so I don't need to hoist it up with chains. I can have it off in 5 min.

    I also wired 3 lights on the back of the spreader. Two come on with my reverse lights via a plug I made that plugs into my trailer plug. The other one comes on when I turn on the conveyor.
  16. ATouchofGrass

    ATouchofGrass Member
    from CT
    Messages: 82

    Ahh, easy enough. Not everyone has a tractor/ loader :(
  17. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 613

    I was thinking the same thing as midtownpc, but I thought I saw a goat in the back ground. Guess Timmy is thinking ahead for next mowing season. lol See what the economy does, lease out the goats a week at a time, eat them if he gets too hungry. lol
  18. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Nice Goat:D
  19. eshskis

    eshskis Senior Member
    from 4
    Messages: 138

    How long to bulid it
  20. Turbodiesel

    Turbodiesel Senior Member
    Messages: 428

    Thats funny , my salt works better when wet.