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F-750 Electric Tailgate Salter?

Discussion in 'Ice Management' started by burkeenv, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. burkeenv

    burkeenv Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    I have a 2000 F-750 and 2002 F-650. I was wondering if the electric under the tailgate salters would work for either of these trucks. Neither of them have central hydraulics. I was looking into the Swenson SEL model.
     
  2. ACA

    ACA Junior Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 25

    I know Snow-Ex makes a tailgate model for those trucks. Both a replacement tailgate or under tailgate. I have heard good things on the electric. Some of the Municipalities are running them here.
     
  3. zman9119

    zman9119 Member
    Messages: 42

    We just put a SaltDogg (Buyers) electric unit on one of our 2007 F-750s. Works great. Guys seem to like it a lot better than the TruckCrap ones we have on all our other trucks.
     
  4. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Get the Swenson ! I just had one installed on my 450. My dealer which is a large truck body shop told me everyone is putting them on tandem dumps to salt the highways because of simplicity of no hydraulics... I did a test run and the sucker really throws the salt !!

    just noticed your from NJ.. Call Bristol& Donald in Newark, NJ they are a stocking dealer and did mine..
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2010
  5. burkeenv

    burkeenv Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    Great thanks
     
  6. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Get the Swenson ! I just had one installed on my 450. My dealer which is a large truck body shop told me everyone is putting them on tandem dumps to salt the highways because of simplicity of no hydraulics... I did a test run and the sucker really throws the salt !!

    just noticed your from NJ.. Call Bristol& Donald in Newark, NJ they are a stocking dealer and did mine..[/QUOTE]

    Picked one up from them also, 4650.00$ I installed it myself on my inter 4700.
    A nice feature is that it is the same as hydraulic unit( proven design) with the exception of the electric motors,not some cheap lookalike.If you do buy from them be aware that they don't accept credit cards. I also upgraded my 100 amp alternator to 160 amp - 225.00$. They also mentioned that if you don't have power down on your body it may get stuck up when close to empty. I'm still waiting to try mine out.
     
  7. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    My buddy who we sub out to salt when we are behind has a electric Truck Craft/ "Crap" (as mentioned above) replacembnt tailgate salt spreader

    And he cant let ANY salt freeze by the auger otherwise it wont move the next morning.....
    When this happens he has to shovel all the salt back.....
    clear the auger....
    etc.
    Which is a pain i hear with a hydro unit you dont have this problem....

    He has this type of spreader:
    De-icer
    [​IMG]
     
  8. elite1msmith

    elite1msmith 2000 Club Member
    from chicago
    Messages: 2,762

    Is the Meyer electric the same as the Swenson?


    Also does that Swenson have an auto reverse or jack hammer mode for the auger.

    Nice feature about the Swenson, if you were un happy, you could buy the hydro motors and change it out which woukd be cheaper than a whole new unit
     
  9. leigh

    leigh PlowSite.com Addict
    from CT
    Messages: 1,997

    Thats another advantage of the Swenson undertailgate , you can open the back of the unit
    and clear the auger.Also you can still use dump with the sander on.
    Just lay down the tailgate.
     
  10. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    Yea, Open 2 latches and the bottom drops out on the Swenson to clear out any jams or for just cleaning in general.
     
  11. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    is the 750 a cdl truck? cause if not its under 26 gs and i guarentee the truck weighs atleast 6 tons which mean you can haul 7 tons legally?
    just wondering cause we are trying to upgrfade to a 750 from a 550 but i can hual 5 tons with a 550 and save 20 grand on the truck for just 2 ton less
     
  12. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,276

    SWEnson Electric Wicked reccomended is the same unit we run on a F650, excellenty unit. Once you get the hang of the controller it works nicely. Though I will say opening the bottom to clean out isn't quite as simple as 2 latches. Still not a big deal, but not a 2 min fix either.
     
  13. burkeenv

    burkeenv Junior Member
    Messages: 4

    My 750 is a CDL truck its reg. at 35,000 lbs. My 650 is non CDL at 26,000 lbs.
     
  14. pvtben121

    pvtben121 Senior Member
    Messages: 226

    wow 35 k thats a lot if weight do u plow with that monster
     
  15. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394


    On mine.. Disconnecting the safety plug and opening the 2 latches allows the bottom to drop open far enough to get your hands or a shovel in to clear anything out. I think for it to fully swing open...the spinner needs to get removed which can be tough trying to re-install it with just one pair of hands...
     
  16. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I'm thinking of getting the swenson for our F-750 also...Let me know how you like it....just weary about electric...