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Chevy 3500 long bed dually, spreader?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by mullis56, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    What spreadder would be the best V-box style to use? Size of v-box? How much tonage does the box hold? Any issues with weight on this set-up?

    Thanks for your help!:yow!:
     
  2. Mick

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

    Probably an eight foot. Holds 1.6 to 2 cubic yards, depending on chain width. A 3500 dually will handle it fine - will weight about 2,500 to 4,000 pounds depending on what material you use. Plus the weight of the sander. Whether you get a gas, electric or hydraulic model will depend on your preferences and set up of your truck (ie: existing central hydraulics).

    Brands really come down to personal preference. I have a Fisher ProCaster 2yd with an eleven hp Honda motor. It has a 16" chain. It's done me well. But somebody else had one and didn't like it.
     
  3. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

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    What he said. I personally like buyers and hi-way. If your gonna be looking for a spreader I have a nice hi-way 8' for sale cheap too.

    Ken
     
  4. Jay brown

    Jay brown PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,783

    sorry dude, not trying to screw your sale....buy a new stanless buyers 8 footer. you can take one home for $3400
     
  5. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    Plow size BOSS?

    What size boss plow should I put on my rig?
     
  6. dirt digger

    dirt digger Senior Member
    Messages: 619

    atleast 8.5 to clear the back wheels
     
  7. Mick

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

  8. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 476

    Done an done. But I took mine home for $3100.00 w/ taxes. Extended chute, honda engine, SS and brand new !!!!